Experiencing the healing scents of essential oils can reduce anxiety, ease minor aches and pains and even get you (or your significant other) in the mood. Practicing at-home aromatherapy starts with understanding how to handle these powerful oils and which scents you may want to choose.
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What is beauty? Step away from the mirror, tweak your negative self-talk and embrace the idea that loving yourself, just as you are, is a truly beautiful thing. These inspiring words help to define true, whole beauty beyond the surface.
Cultivating a positive body image can be challenging. We are often our own worst critics. When you look in the mirror, you may zero in on one area of your body that you wish was smaller, smoother or just plain different. But chances are you’re the only one being so hard on yourself.
While there’s a good chance you already have a bathing routine, what about a bathing ritual? Regularly getting in the bathtub simply to relax, be alone and feel the warmth of the water surrounding you can restore your mind, body and soul.
We tend to associate candles with festive, special occasions, but the calming effect of candlelight can be a simple yet sacred tool to help reduce daily stress and increase self-awareness. Turn off the world and tune into yourself with a flickering flame.
While some contact-based bodywork modalities obviously have an effect on your sense of touch, what you may not realize is that your treatment helps you feel the way you do because of its employment of all five of your senses. Everything you experience during a body treatment is purposeful.
Immersing your feet in a tub of warm water, even without anything extra in it, is a nice way to relax after a long day. A foot soak soothes your muscles, hydrates your skin and can relieve aches and pains due to standing for hours or walking in uncomfortable shoes.