SELF CARE MATTERS: TRY THIS...


CREATE A RELAXED MENTAL STATE:
TRY THIS TONIGHT

NOURISH YOUR NEED FOR SELF CARE AND WATCH YOUR RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK FLOURISH.

Self care is one of the easiest things to de-prioritize. We are quick to push work, family obligations, and household duties to the top of our todo list and think nourishing ourselves can be reserved for our next day off... or the one after that...

​But you cannot pour from an empty cup. Taking time to feed your needs will trickle positively into every other aspect of your life. Feeling frustrated with loved ones? Fatigued by household tasks? Uninspired with work? Try this...  

TAKE A HOT BATH
Soaking in warm water increases circulation, increasing the flow of oxygen to your brain and organs: circulation is an important key to our overall wellness. Think of your body like a flowing stream: you don't want stagnation. Rather, you want a vibrant, oxygenated flowing stream running through your body to maintain health.  Try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils into your bath. We love the combination of FRANKINCENSE AND LAVENDER: the smell is herbaceous and spicy. These two oils are calming for the mind, anti-inflammatory, soothing for achy joints and muscles, and are antibacterial. They are also soothing for a variety of skin ailments including acne, premature aging, sunburn, stretch marks, itchiness, and even minor wounds.

HYDRATE
Help your body flush out infection, nourish cellular function, and even improve sleep quality by drinking water or herbal tea in the evening. We love alternating between room temperature water with lemon and a hot pot of a soothing herbal blend like LAVENDEROSE CHAMOMINT (lavender flowers, rose petals, chamomile, peppermint, and vanilla rooibos).

SPEND TIME ON YOUR ORAL HYGIENE
Our nightly oral care routine is usually just that- a well rehearsed and thoughtless routine.  Spend time scrubbing the hard to reach spots, flossing thoroughly, and swishing water between your teeth. We love to add a few drops of LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL to a cup of warm water to swish and gargle with. While peppermint is the more commonly used dental care ingredient, lemon essential oil is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and a great breath freshener. Don't rush through your nightly routine- you have the right to spend time properly caring for your body.

​STRETCH
You don't have to watch a you-tuber or have someone guide you through a 50 minute yoga session. Stretching is like giving yourself a massage: just do what feels good. No one knows your aches and pains, your stiffness, or your tenderness like you do. Take time to listen to your body and move in a way that makes your whole body feel younger and your mind feel at ease.

Take care of yourself. You deserve to feel happy and healthy.

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