Stress no more! Between early wake up calls, meetings, tests and track practice, it can be a little overwhelming—so you have to be sure to take a minute (or hour) to take care of your mind, body and spirit. Here are some ways to help you melt away the stress.
Nothing is more relaxing after a long and stressful day than a peaceful soak in the tub. Bath soaks are not only beneficial for easing mental strain, but physical strain as well. Using Epsom salt and other salt blends, combined with essential oils can help soothe tired and achy muscles and joints. When looking for the best blend for you, look at the properties of the oils being used—many oils can provide mental, physical and spiritual support in one powerful punch! We offer several different Bath Salt options to choose from (our Wellness Sampler Kit is perfect for testing which blend is best for your needs).
Another great way to promote relaxation in the bath is with bath bombs. These soothing creations contain therapeutic essential oils and nourishing coconut oil, and provide a fun and fizzy splash to the bath. See below for recipe.
A little chaos is to be expected, but sometimes we need to take a break and get more Zen. Using essential oils during meditation can help further relaxation and promote reflection. Certain essential oils, like Patchouli and Vetiver, are great for use on their own in diffusers. Another great method is using pre-formulated blends, like our 7 Chakra Collection, to help center particular aspects of your mind, body and spirit. Like individual essential oils, our 7 Chakra Essential Oil Blends can be added directly to diffusers or used in other application methods, while the 7 Chakra Roll-Ons can be applied directly to the skin as they are diluted with Coconut Oil (these are particularly beneficial for use before attending a yoga or meditation class).
Getting a massage that revitalizes your mind and body doesn’t have to be expensive! You can get (and give) a soothing massage within the confines of your home with therapeutic essential oils and carrier oils. By combining these you can create blends that are targeted to your individual needs. Need to replenish dry skin? Try a blend of Coconut Oil, and Chamomile and Lavender essential oil. Achy muscles strained from exercise or other movement? Castor Oil, Marjoram and Rosemary work together to promote circulation and relieve minor pain. We also offer pre-diluted Spritz that are great for daily, quick “mini” massages. Each Spritz contains carrier oils and essential oil blends specially formulated to help different complaints, from sleeplessness to tired feet.
Fizzy Fresh Bath Bombs
- 1 c. Citric Acid
- 1 c. Baking Soda
- ½ c. Cornstarch
- ½ c. Coconut Oil, melted
- 8-12 drops Essential Oils (I used 6 drops Mandarin, 4 drops Chamomile, 2 drops Patchouli)
- Silicone Molds or Paper Cupcake Liners
In a medium size bowl, mix together citric acid, baking soda, and cornstarch, and set aside. In a small bowl, combine essential oils. While stirring, gradually add these to the bowl of dry ingredients. Pouring too quickly will create a reaction with the citric acid. Use your hands to knead everything together until the ingredients start to clump together. Scoop the mixture into the molds or liner, and pack it down tight. The yield should be approximately 12 bath bombs. Let your bath bombs dry for at least 24 hours. Store leftovers in a cool dry place.
Gifting tip: Use fun shaped molds to create festive bombs perfect for gifting. Place in a decorative glass jar and tie with a colorful ribbon!