Does a nightly 90 minute Kundalini yoga session count as selfcare? Sure. But for the rest of us who are busy just trying to stay sane during a global pandemic, this simple selfcare guide is for you. Scroll on to discover seven super simple rituals for de-stressing, sleeping well and feeling better fast.
Reset Your Mood with Aromatherapy
Stuck in a negative news cycle? Try using essential oils to reframe your mood. Studies show that essential oils may interact with the parasympathetic nervous system to boost your emotions and health. We love Lavender, Chamomile and Rosemary for their soothing properties. Just a few drops of your favorite blend in a diffuser will have you feeling calmer in no time.
Essential Hydrating Oil
This featherweight facial oil with Geranium, Lavender, Bergamot and Chamomile soothes the senses and hydrates for a dewy-skin look. Pro Tip: Swipe on wrists and inhale deeply for an instant moment of calm.SHOP NOW
Wind Down with Tea
Ok. This ritual takes about two minutes, not including steeping. A cup of (herbal) tea can be an essential tool for winding down, or anytime you just need a quick relaxation fix. Tulsi, Ginger and Adaptogens are some of our go-to remedies that not only calm, but also get our guts (and hearts) feeling better fast.
Rest and Recharge
Sleep is challenging. It’s also key to just about every aspect of our happiness and well-being. Studies show that 68% of Americans have trouble sleeping at least once a week. Mindfulness practices such as meditation can help with insomnia, but for busy people, carving out the time can be stressful. Fortunately there are some awesome apps that take the guesswork out of it.
Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist
Spritz your pillow and linens with this sleep-sounder solution for when you’re tired of counting sheep. Infused with soothing Chamomile and Lemon Tea Tree, it delivers all of the doze with none of the daze.SHOP NOW
Address anxiety in just a few gentle taps by learning how to activate key acupressure points with the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). When you’re feeling stressed or stuck in a particular emotion, gentle body tapping, such as under the eye can release difficult emotions. The best part? It’s totally free and takes 2-3 minutes to feel relief. Learn more about how to tap here.
Get Hands Free
Give your hands a relaxing mini massage. Hand massage may help minimize feelings of physical pain and even mitigate anxiety and stress. Bonus: hand massage is a great excuse to take a digital detox from your smartphone – at least for a few seconds.
Anti-Aging Hand Cream
Packed with moisture barrier boosting Seaweeds and soothing Lavender, this silky textured hand cream quenches with Aloe Vera and brightens with six botanical actives.SHOP NOW
Take a Deep Breath - Just One
Breathe in. Breathe out. You’re done!
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