Pampering – it’s one of the best presents you can give YOURSELF or your loved ones!
It might sound a bit ridiculous for the owner of a Hair & Beauty Salon and Spa to say this: But I hadn’t understand HOW important it is until recently.
Now Danny Smith at Radio Verulam is a big fan of a pamper, so I thought I’d chat with him about it, about how under-estimated it is. People think of it as a treat – whereas, I’m beginning to understand that it’s essential.
If you missed us, you can listen again for a week here.
What is a pamper?
Why is it important?
- A 15 min walk in nature.
- Popping to a coffee shop with Little Dimples.
- A bath with a lovely bath oil, candles and calming music for 30mins.
- Going to Pilates
- A massage/manicure – I know it’s a bit obvious, but it can’t be beaten.
- Watching a rubbish catchup TV program in bed (I don’t get to watch TV very often, so it’s a treat for me)
- A catchup with a friend without kids
- Reading a book, snuggled up, with a smelly candle and lovely music
- Doing a meditation
Pampers you give
- Candles: but be careful to get them ones that will keep them healthy – I prefer beeswax candles, because Paraffin wax candles are the ones that make all that black smoke. Think about the black marks they leave on a wall, and then think about your lungs. We sell Aroma-works candles at Espiritu, and because they are beeswax, they smell all the way to the bottom of the jar.
- Gift vouchers: most beauty salons or Spas will let you choose a gift voucher for something specific, but let the person in question swap them if needed. I recommend that you choose a specific one; if you are unsure the girls at the salon will be able to guide you as to what is ideal.
- Pamper parcels: I was sent THE MOST AMAZING box a couple of months ago from this lovely new company. It had every thing you need for a pamper: a bath oil, candle, body moisturiser and of course chocolate! The great thing about a ready made box like this is that there is no way that you could put it together yourself for the price. Plus, if you aren’t artistically skilled, they have put it together with such cute little touches, that it adds to the whole experience. So I can really recommend them!
- Make a gift box yourself: However if you are artistically skilled, then hows about putting together your own box? Rachel’s Organics sent me a lovely treat about 2 months ago. It had a pair of warm wooly socks, 3 of their gorgeous mousses, tea lights to put in the glass jars when I’d eaten the yummy desserts, a lovely silver spoon engraved with my blog name, and the cutest little Prossecco bottle.
Maybe the biggest gift we can give or receive is time and a moment?
I’d love to know what your favourite pampers are?
Have I convinced you to pamper yourself some more?
Disclosure: Although I’m not doing any reviews this year, I couldn’t resist when Pamper Parcels offered me a lovely pamper box in September, as they’d seen from Twitter that I was a little stressed. A huge thank you to them, along with Rachels Organics who sent me a lovely box full of gorgeous chocolate & vanilla desserts and some really cute goodies in October. I think that a little part of me was beginning to understand the POWER OF A PAMPER, but their thoughtfulness was really kind and helped me REALLY understand how much I needed it. Thank you guys – you were like a subtle message from the ether – way more subtle than the panic attacks I had, but I put your boxes to good use then!