The theme of the April Foodies United Box is spa day. I'm happy to share everything that will be in this month's box! Frankly, I'm always excited to try new foods and products because it's a chance to discover new-to-me brands. I know there will be at least one product that you will love, and maybe even a group of them! In April's box, you can learn how to make a mug cake, give your self a nice facial, have a delightful bath, drink from an affirmational mug, and have your home smelling like mango cobbler.There is also a coupon for another amazing bath bomb! So without further ado here are the steps to the perfect foodie spa day.
Step #1: Mug Haven Radiate Happiness Mug
What would you call a Hawaiian shirt in popcorn form?
I love a good mug. You know, the kind that you can use for your morning coffee or tea to get you going on your way to the spa in the morning, or to relax with at home after a long day of work? It's my personal belief that mugs are underrated. They're a little like the socks of the home decor world—something you use every day, but often forget about until you need them. When I saw this mug with the words "Radiate Happiness" on it, I knew it was exactly what my customers needed: something they could see and use every day to remind themselves that they are loved and worthy of happiness, peace, and joy. And when my customers come home from a long day at work, exhausted and ready for some rest and relaxation? This mug will be there for them, reminding them that their value is not based on how much money they make or how many people like them on Facebook.They won't have to wonder if they're doing enough—they'll just know that no matter what happens today, tomorrow is another day to radiate happiness.
Step #2: Truly Reflective Drama Queen Bath Bomb
For the second step in our foodie spa day, we're going to use a cupcake bath bomb! I know, I know—you can't eat it. But it smells delicious and will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and nourished. We'll be using the Drama Queen Cupcake Bath Bomb because it's pink (I like pink), but also because it's cruelty-free and gentle on sensitive skin. If you've never bathed with a cupcake bath bomb before, here's how you do it:
1. Fill a bathtub half way or all the way full (depending on your preference) with warm water.
2. Place the bath bomb under the running tap and watch as it fizzes, releasing its lovely fragrance and calming oils into the water. This bath bomb contains coconut oil, which helps to lock moisture into your skin and epsom salts, which help relieve inflammation and stress.
3. Use a washcloth to gently cleanse yourself in the tub for about 15 minutes (or longer if you'd like).
Step #3: Bella & Bear The Tropics Face Mask
Now that you're done with your bath, it's time to lay back and let your skin soak in all the goodness. We have the perfect face mask for this step, and it's actually made out of food! This mask is made from pineapple, mango, and other tropical fruit extracts. So not only will it tighten your skin and make you feel like you've discovered the fountain of youth, it'll smell amazing too. It's kind of like a spa day 101 tip: what self-respecting spa day ends without a face mask?
Step #4: Hagood Candle Mango Cobbler Candle
For the fourth step in out relaxation routine, we're going to talk about a little thing called aromatherapy. The smells you surround yourself with are super important for determining what kind of mood you're in and how relaxed you feel. And I know that a lot of people automatically think this means lavender—and sure, lavender is amazing—but I'm here to tell you that there's another scent out there that's just as relaxing, and maybe even better for helping you feel calm: the smell of mango cobbler. I don't know why it works like this, but once you get one whiff of this mango cobbler candle, you'll be transported to somewhere in the South during summertime. And it's not just because mango cobbler happens to be my favorite dessert (although it is pretty great). It's because of the power of scents like this one to make us feel at home, cozy, and 100% relaxed. So light up your mango cobbler candle before popping your mug cake in the microwave—you'll be amazed by how much more relaxed and satisfied you feel!
Step #5: Sugar Cat Studios Vanilla Latte Mug Cake
If you're looking for the final step in the foodie spa day experience, I highly recommend including a mug cake. Now, I'm going to be honest—I must live under a rock, because I never knew mug cakes existed until I saw one on my Pinterest. It was an epiphany: what's another perfect way to have a relaxing spa day? With a mug cake, of course! To make this one better for my fellow coffee drinkers, this one includes coffee! Imagine it—it's Saturday. You've had your tea, bath, face mask, lit your candle and finally about to dig in to a moist and delicious vanilla latte mug cake.