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The 'retreat in a box' that's saving tired mums: 'It makes me look after myself.'

It's packed with pamper goodies.

There's no doubt about it, parenting is hard work. Working mums are 28% more likely to experience burnout than fathers, according to studies, with 93% of mums admitting to feeling burned out.

Aussie mum Kate Williams noticed she was feeling exactly that way after having her son Charlie.

“After I had Charlie, I personally experienced burnout from prioritising everything before me," she says. "It’s just so easy to let your practices slip, and before long you’re strung out, exhausted and just not feeling like ‘yourself.'"

She decided to make it easier for mums to look after themselves regularly, and founded Retreat Yourself, giving mums a retreat experience in a box, delivered directly to their door.

Woman holding Retreat Yourself box
Retreat Yourself delivers a 'retreat in a box' to your door. Photo: Supplied

The boxes contain everything you need for a few hours of self care, from beauty products to nourishing food.

Tired, busy mums can't get enough of the carefully curated boxes. "They're an amazing reminder to look after myself and my mental health. It makes me reflect on how I look after myself and encourages such amazing rituals to assist with that," says one happy mum.

"It's absolutely brimming with health and self care, and overflowing with indulgent goodness," agrees another. "You have no choice but to stop and take a breath."


There are different boxes for every occasion, but the Autumn ‘Nourish’ Retreat Box, $99.95 is the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

It contains almost $300 of full-sized products, as well as a 20-page retreat guide with self-care activities to bring the retreat experience to life, and a playlist to really set the mood. There are guides to help with journalling, yoga, creating an at-home facial using the products provided, and developing the perfect wind-down routine.

Autumn ‘Nourish’ Retreat Box
The Autumn ‘Nourish’ Retreat Box, $99.95 is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Photo: Supplied

The box contains products for a pamper session, including Love Beauty Foods Body Oil, Antipodes Credo Probiotic Ferment Revitalise Serum and Trilogy Very Gentle Hydra-Mask.

To really enhance the experience, it also contains items to create a spa-like atmosphere at home, including a Here Comes The Sun Incense + Palo Santo Holder.

Finally, there are treats to indulge in, including KOJA Oat Bites, Funday Natural Sweets, MunchMe Nut Clusters and Freed Beverages Iced Tea with Prebiotics.

Until 12 May, you can get 20% off Mother’s Day gifts with the code LOVEMUM20.

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