Why You Should Be Pampering Yourself
Day to day life can bring some unwanted stress into our bodies. Often we carry those stresses to bed and carry them along through the next day as we collect new stresses. With this in mind, it is essential that we take some time for ourselves to sit quietly with our thoughts, to pamper ourselves, or just to relax once in awhile.
For many of us, this sounds like a great idea, but it’s hard to put into action. We either can’t seem to find the time to take for ourselves, or a day at the spa sounds great but is not within our financial reach. Regardless, it is important to find the time because prolonged stress can lead to:
There are many ways to reduce your stress, including eating healthy, exercising, practicing meditation, and finding quiet moments to yourself. One great way is to carve out the time by creating a spa day for yourself at home. And guess what, it doesn’t cost much!
Here are some steps to help you create a relaxing, rejuvenating self-care experience:
Lemon Water Make yourself a pitcher of lemon water with fresh mint to treat your senses. Or, add a drop of dōTERRA's Lemon essential oil to your glass, ceramic mug or stainless steel container. Never add essential oils to styrofoam or plastic containers. The essential oil will break down the petroleum and that's a bad thing!
Music Put on your favorite tunes. This might be something calm and relaxing, or it might be that album from high school that you secretly love.
AromaTherapy Add a few of dōTERRA's calming essential oils to a diffuser to fill your room with a beautiful aroma. Remember that candles, wall plug-ins and wax burners can leach harmful chemicals in the air. These chemicals are known endocrine and neurological disruptors.
Foot Soak A calming foot soak is great before that mani/pedi. And it is as easy as pouring warm water into a bowl with Epsom salt, olive oil, and your favorite dōTERRA uplifting essential oil.
Mani/Pedi Pamper yourself with a fresh coat of non-toxic polish on your fingers and toes! Plan ahead and buy yourself a new color.
Mask Create a natural DIY mask to smooth and soften your skin. Click here to check out this natural clay facial mask.
Hair Mask Olive or Coconut oil is a great hair treatment. Apply it and simply massage it into your scalp and all the way down to the ends of your hair. Leave on for at least 15 minutes, shampoo out, and enjoy your soft, lustrous locks.
Bath Bomb Creating a spa-like environment in your home can easily be done using simple household ingredients and essential oils. Bath bombs are a fun way to add excitement to your senses while enjoying the benefits of essential oils.
Bath bombs are excellent gifts for both adults and children. When making for kids, try adding some color to the mixture. Not only will they love that the water changes colors, but they'll also love the fizz from the bath bomb. Click here for the recipe!
You can't pour from an empty cup. Self-care is not selfish!
Until the next time,
🌿Be Well, de😊
☮️ Peace. 💚 Love. 💦Oils.