Parents, Pamper Yourself
These products and services from local businesses will help you reclaim some “me-time”
Being a new parent is tough. While it’s incredibly rewarding, long days and sleepless nights coupled with uncertainty and fears surrounding COVID-19 can make carving out time for yourself feel impossible. Even if taking care of yourself may be at the bottom of your list, it is essential. If you are happy, your baby is happy.
Whether it’s a cup of tea, bubble bath, facial, at-home workout, or a really good book, let these businesses help you indulge in a little self-care in the early days of parenthood.
Ann Arbor Pharmacy
2418 East Stadium Boulevard, Ann Arbor
Offers free delivery (within 3-5 mile radius), curbside delivery (call ahead) and mail-order (for a fee)
“The Substance post-delivery care kit is a wonderful way for moms to soothe their bodies.” – Bree, Operations Manager
Substance post-delivery care kit ($28)
Includes herbal sitz bath, cooling spray, nipple cream, comfort tea
Erbaviva Products ($12-32)
All-organic ingredients to help soothe and firm your skin and reduce stretch marks
Bellanina® Day Spa
201 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor
Gift cards and products can be purchased online. All skincare and bath products are 25% off.
“We hope that everyone stays safe and healthy during these unprecedented times and that they take a little time every day to care for themselves. Whether it is a relaxing bath or a rejuvenating facial masque, a little pampering can go a long way to keep your spirits up!” ~Owner, Kathryn
Caring Companion’s Retreat: 135 minutes ($330)
Everything is more fun with a companion. You and a companion will be escorted to our Crystal Suite for a dual spa experience including: side-by-side full body massages, side-by-side Bellanina facelift massages, delicious refreshments and relaxation time together
Dark Circle Diminisher (Was $38, now $28.50)
This serum is a dynamic and effective dark circle elimination treatment. The gentle nature of the serum is cool and soothing to the touch and spreads easily for a safe and comfortable application.
Relaxing Mineral Salts (Was $42, now $31.50)
This relaxing aromatic blend of Vitamins A and E, Antioxidants, Mineral and Dead Sea salts purify, detoxify and unwind the entire body.
Located in Briarwood Mall
662 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor
Free shipping on orders over $40
“At Lush, we have something for everyone, including new parents. We know that being a mom and dad is the toughest job out there, which is why we offer a wide variety of products for exactly what they need.” – Jen G
Cup O’ Coffee Face Mask ($11.95-22.95)
Wake up and invigorate your skin and mind with the rich, intoxicating aroma of freshly brewed coffee and sweet roasted cocoa extract. Smooth this one all over your body to feel soft, clean and wonderfully fragrant.
Knock Out Bubble Bar ($7.95) (limited-edition)
Feeling down for the count? Perk up with this blend of spicy, invigorating cinnamon leaf and peppermint oils to warm and soothe tired, sore muscles. Then a little hit of epsom salt will have you back on your feet in no time, and ready to enter the ring like a champion.
3070 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 103, Ann Arbor
Shop online. Free shipping plus 3 free samples.
M-61 PowerGlow Peel ($30 – 10 treatments)
Sold every 5 seconds at Bluemercury, the one minute, one-step exfoliating peel resurfaces, clarifies, and helps to firm skin for a radiant, renewed glow! Created by CEO Marla Beck, a mom of three, to provide clients with a new complexion in under a minute.
Lune+Aster Fabulous in Five Makeup Collection ($98)
This vegan makeup set contains every day, top-selling beauty basics that makes getting ready on the go easy and uncomplicated. Feel good about the way you look – even if you only have five minutes!
“We off a variety of classes, such as yoga, pilates, strengthening, and cycling.” – Owner, Dominika
$10 a class. New clients can try unlimited classes for 10 days for $21.
Members and package holders can take as many classes as they wish.
Black Stone Book Store and Cultural Center
214 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti
Shop online. Free shipping over $50.
“We have a large collection of books geared just for women, including local authors.” – Athena
Love & Other Futures: Poetry of Untold Stories of Liberation & Love ($5)
By Julie Quiroz (local author)
Available only at Black Stone Book Store and Cultural Center
Essential Oils for Soothing Anxiety: Remedies and Rituals to Feel Calm and Refreshed ($14.99)
By Christina Anthis