Slow Down Tonight

How fast do you get ready for bed at night?  Is it a quick routine you have become so accustomed to that you could do it with your eyes closed, or is it more of an experience you choose to be mindful of, using relaxation techniques?

Taking a few extra minutes for yourself at bedtime to pamper your skin, dry brush your body, or use a lotion infused with lavender oil to nourish your skin before you sleep — it can change your sleep patterns for the better.

What could you add to your nightly routine to make all the difference?

What Will You Do First

If you’ve been thinking about ditching all of your household & bathroom items to replace them with healthier, greener options but have been putting it off because you’re incredibly overwhelmed… start small.

It IS overwhelming to overhaul anything, so you aren’t alone there.  But generally, when we feel overwhelmed, our response is to make no moves at all.  We aren’t quite sure what move to make first, so we stand frozen.  It happens all the time, to me too!

So let’s start small.

Take baby steps.

What would you like to change first?  Let’s focus on one area.

Personally, I chose to change my bath products first.

What you put on your skin goes right into your bloodstream, so choosing natural products is imperative to me.

I love Young Living’s Morning Start bar soap  and Palmers Coconut Oil Body Lotion.

What’s yours going to be?


How to Harness Holistic Self-Care During Winter

Although we often don’t focus on this enough, self-care is one of the best ways to nourish your body and promote your overall health and well-being,especially during the winter months.

Want to harness the power of self-care when the weather outside is frigid? Try out these holistic self-care tips:

Warm yourself from the inside out. Winter is the best time to enjoy those hot beverages, but too much caffeine in your day can have a negative effect on your body. Instead, try a healthy concoction of almond milk mixed with ground cinnamon, ginger powder, turmeric powder and cardamom powder. Nutmeg also adds that winter touch, and if you want something sweet, add a small squirt of pure maple syrup.

Enjoy an oil massage. The dry weather can ruin your soft skin, turning it into a cracked and dry mess. Kill two birds with one stone by massaging warmed organic oils into your skin. They will serve two purposes, the first being to add a layer of protection to your skin so it won’t dry out. It also helps to stimulate circulation, particularly to your hands and feet. Blood flow is so essential for good health, so treat yourself to a self-massage today! Aside from your oil massages, get an extra jar of coconut oil for your bathroom and use it regularly on your dry skin. It also smells great!

Embrace some humidity. Your sinuses may ache from all that cold wind outside and your dry heat inside. Allow yourself to breathe freely by enlisting the help of a humidifier in your home. It will add moisture back into the air, making it comfortable for the tender parts inside your nose.

What are your favorite self-care practices you use? Comment below and let me know what your go-to self-care practice is.