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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The many uses of hot water bottles

January 25, 2022 1 Comments

Hello everyone!


I'm a big fan of old-school hot water bottles. A hot water bottle can save you energy and money without sacrificing thermal comfort. That is only one of the reasons why I believe that a hot water bottle is a must-have in every household. These days hot water bottles come in all shapes and sizes. 

 

Hot water bottles can be great for keeping you warm, in addition, hot water bottles can be great for helping you relax, relieve stress, ease aches and pains, and get a good night’s sleep. All of these can be great for both your short and long term health.


Here is the list of the top things you can do with a hot water bottle:


red hot water bottle on pillow and red blanket

Keep warm

There are two main ways to keep warm with a hot water bottle. The first is by resting it on or close to your body, and the second is to use it to heat the inside of your bed or sleeping bag before entering.


Improve sleep 

For help getting to sleep, place a hot water bottle under your blanket at least 5 to 10 minutes before you intend to enter. Once you are ready to get in, it is advisable to remove the hot water bottle first.


Reduce stress

Hot water bottles are great at aiding relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety. That is because the heat stimulates blood flow and improves circulation around your body. Also, heat has the effect of making you more comfortable in your surroundings.


Ease aches and pains 

If you are suffering from aches and pains, use a hot water bottle to:

soft toys in bed with a hot water bottle

Cold therapy works better for inflammation and helps to reduce swelling, while heat therapy is ideal for reducing cramping and muscle spasms. Many hot water bottles can provide both forms of treatment. Instead of filling your bottle with hot water, fill it with cold water from the fridge, immediately turning it into a cold pack.


Make your four-legged friends more comfortable - 

Hot water bottles are safe for dogs and can provide warmth when a dog is resting at night. They are also great for healing purposes and can help with inflammation. You can also put a hot water bottle in a puppy’s bed. They will enjoy cuddling up against it. 


Safety first!

  1. When using a hot water bottle, make sure you follow the safety instructions.
  2. When preparing a hot water bottle for your dog, do not use boiling water.
  3. To avoid burns and similar injuries, always use a hot water bottle with a cover or wrap your bottle with a towel or blanket. 

Have a great day!





Friday, January 07, 2022

Things to do on a rainy day at home

January 07, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


It had been raining all day here in Malta, and the weather forecast says that it's going to be a rainy week. These gloomy days seem to stretch out endlessly and, they can leave you feeling like there is nothing to do.


Bad weather doesn't have to stop you from having fun. Even if your outdoor plans have been cancelled, you can still find plenty of fun rainy day activities to do at home


Keep this list of what to do on a rainy day handy for the next stormy day; it has plenty of inspiration, from relaxing self-care ideas to games to play with the kids. 


rainy day written on window glass


Things to do when you're home alone:

  1. Feeling lazy? You can watch a movie marathon in the comfort of your bed or sofa! Or binge-watch a series/show.
  2. Whether you’re into printed books, e-books, or audiobooks, no one can deny that reading a good book is a perfect way to pass the time.
  3. Need to relax? Have an at-home spa day! Turn on an essential oil diffuser, so you can breathe in a soothing scent while you enjoy self-care time. Combine your bath and mask time and give yourself a mani-pedi. Related post - 10 essential oil blends for better sleep - These blends will help you relax!


Things to do with your family at home:

  1. Stuck in the house with energetic children? Try a classic treasure hunt or scavenger hunt. It's fun and gets them moving! Create a clue to find a location or item, then have another clue waiting at that spot.
  2. Whether it’s Monopoly, Cluedo (Clue) or Scrabble, board games are a great way to spend a rainy afternoon with the family.
  3. Wondering what to do? Consider baking some goodies. From cakes to cookies, cupcakes or brownies, the possibilities are endless. Nothing cures rainy day blues like a fresh batch of cookies! 

How do you spend a rainy day at home?


Monday, January 03, 2022

Ten (10) essential oil blends for better sleep 💤

January 03, 2022 0 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Are you struggling with getting the sleep you need every night? Like many people, I also have suffered from insomnia.


In this post, I'm sharing a list of essential oil diffuser blends that will have you relaxed and drifting off to sleep in no time at all! These blends will help relax your mind and body, and you will drift right off to sleep and stay asleep through the night!


Blend #1
  • 5 drops Lavender 
  • 3 drops Cedarwood

Blend #2
  • 2 drops Patchouli 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 2 drops Frankincense 
  • 2 drops Bergamot


Blend #3

  • 3 drops Orange 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 3 drops Chamomile


Blend #4

  • 3 drops Cedarwood 
  • 3 drops Marjoram 
  • 2 drops Lavender


Blend #5

  • 4 drops Lemon 
  • 3 drops Orange 
  • 1 drop Cedarwood
essential oil diffuser

Blend #6

  • 5 drops Sweet Orange 
  • 3 drops Frankincense


Blend #7

  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang 
  • 3 drops Lavender 
  • 1 drop Cedarwood 
  • 2 drops Sweet Marjoram


Blend #8

  • 1 drop Cedarwood 
  • 2 drops Chamomile 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 2 drops Vetiver 
  • 1 drop Bergamont


Blend #9

  • 4 drops Patchouli 
  • 2 drops Vetiver 
  • 2 drops Orange


Blend #10

  • 5 drops Frankincense 
  • 3 drops Vetiver


Diffuse 15-20 minutes before you go to sleep and, these scents will have you dozing off in no time.

 


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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Eight (8) Christmas books for adults

December 18, 2021 0 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Only one week until Christmas day! Some of you might still need a little help getting into the Christmas spirit. Just like the TV movies we all love to watch during the holidays, books can be just as festive. Christmas books are not just for kids; this post list books to read at Christmas for adults, including some romance novels, comedies, and even mysteries. In my previous post, I suggested eight Christmas books for children. This time, I chose eight books for adults! 


fairy lights on open book


The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan

An uplifting story of friendship, the festive season, and risking everything for the biggest gift of all!


The Christmas Escape by Sarah Morgan


Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four Christmases (1914-1918)


Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb


One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley

A heartwarming novel about second chances.


One More Christmas at the Castle by Trisha Ashley


The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern

The Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life was based on this short story, which came to Stern in a dream one night.


The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale by Philip Van Doren Stern


Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

A fictional account of how Charles Dickens was inspired to write his famous novella, A Christmas Carol.

Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva


Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber is the queen of Christmas stories. If you love Hallmark movies, you will love this book. Did you know that there are six Hallmark movies based on Macomber's Christmas novels?


Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber


The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox

A feel-good, holiday-themed romantic comedy about identical twins who switch lives in the days leading up to Christmas.


The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox


Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie

If you prefer a murder mystery to a romance novel, this is the book for you. This detective novel was written in 1938. 


Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie



Books help us relax, decompress and wind down after a long day. Curl up in a holiday blanket by the Christmas tree, diffuse some cosy essential oil blends, and enjoy these festive books for adults.