Written by: Viola Levy
For anyone into their beauty regimes, we’re guessing your mood-boosting activities normally involve scented products and treatments. So if your spirits are in need of a lift, treat yourself to some luxury toiletries that deliver holistic benefits to soothe both the body and mind. Start by transforming your bathroom into a miniature spa, and your bedroom into a haven of relaxation! With that in mind, we’ve chosen five that always do the trick…
Ever been on a relaxing spa getaway or visited some natural hot pools in places like Iceland? Then you’ll know the dreamy feeling of sinking into hot salty water – and if you haven’t, you’re in for a treat! Bath salts are renowned for calming and soothing stressed skin and relieving muscle tension. Add some scents into the mix and it’s a recipe for bathtime bliss! Bath salts mixed with essential oils like lavender and chamomile (which feature in Deep Sleep Bath Salts for Her by This Works) are perfect for languishing in the tub with of an evening, as they promote relaxation and help the brain unwind so you can get a better night’s sleep.
Set the mood with scented candles
Candles have been traditionally used in spiritual and meditation rituals for centuries. Their gentle light has an almost hypnotic quality, making them ideal way to relax. Candles that emit fragrance can have a direct connection to your memory and mood, taking you from the stresses of the day to a happier place. Look for uplifting notes of jasmine and orange blossom, such as those in Valeur Absolue’s Harmonie candle as well as citrus essential oils that will transport you to the Mediterranean in a matter of minutes!
Raise the bar with luxury soaps
With more and more of us leaning towards a more sustainable beauty regime, it's time to return to the humble bar of soap. Being a solid product, it doesn’t require the many preservatives used in liquid versions, and it doesn’t need lots of excess packaging. Avoid typical floral fragranced soaps and choose ones with distinct scents such as Bomb Cosmetics’ Lime and Pepper Soap that can make hand-washing less of a chore and more of a joy!
Drop off more easily with sleep oil
It’s a well-known fact that getting more sleep improves our mood no end. Many people scent their pillows with essential oils such as lavender to help their brain switch off. Scenting your pulse points with oils before bed can have a similar effect. Just make sure they’re diluted and not being applied neat – or choose oil blends designed for this very purpose such as This Works Stress Check Breathe In. Getting into the habit can pay dividends when it comes to better sleep quality.
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