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Eight (8) ways to make your bedroom feel more relaxing

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Hello everyone! Most of the rooms in our homes are abuzz with activity. There is just one home area meant to calm and comfort us:  the bedroom . Creating a more relaxing bedroom can be a great way to improve our mental health and create a cosy space in our home where we can escape from the world.  Here are some tips to make your bedroom feel more relaxing: 1. Tidy and clean First, you should make sure your bedroom is clean and decluttered. A tidy room is better both hygienically and aesthetically speaking. It is also a less stressful environment.  2. Good mattress Your mattress makes the difference between a good night of sleep and an unrestful one. Invest in a good one and always choose the best you can afford. 3. Light or neutral colours When choosing colours for your bedroom, it's important to use light or neutral colours. This will help to create a calming and relaxing atmosphere. When choosing the palette for your bedroom, the best choices are shades of green and blue, followe

Colouring: The secret to de-stress

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Hello everyone! Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably noticed that adult colouring book are all the rage right now.   I wanted to see for myself what the fuss is about, so yesterday I picked up two adult colouring books.   Colouring  is not just an activity for keeping kids busy, it has also been shown to have stress-reducing benefits .   These are my colouring books; 2   Craft Sensations (by Grafix)  Creative Colouring For Adults .  Each book has 160  pretty designs to be coloured in.   I'll make sure to find some time to start colouring these fun designs asap.      Similar books: Supposedly, adult  colouring  books   can help you relax and unwind after a long, stressful day .  Some people even report sleeping better when colouring before bedtime.  I hope this works for me as well since I suffer from insomnia .  I'm hoping  colouring will be relaxing and de-stressing.  It's definitely a fun activity that takes

Mother's day at-home spa experience!

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Hello everyone! Tomorrow is mother’s day .  You can go the predictable way and give your mom a gift certificate to a spa, or you can take a unique approach and give her a spa experience in her own home.  Pampering your mom for mother's day is a fabulous and thoughtful gift she'll surely appreciate.   At-home spa ideas: facial relaxing warm bath manicure and/or pedicure (Click here for DIY pedicure tips.) Make sure you set the perfect mood for your mom's at-home spa experience!  You can make it visual with candles, use sound by playing soft music, use scented candles or  aromatherapy oils, and activate taste with relaxing herbal teas. What are the benefits of creating an at-home spa? An at-home spa experience allows you to relax at any time and is very inexpensive.  And sometimes people relax more at home.   You can take the at- home spa experience all the way by making your own beauty treatments. These are some of my favourite recip

Facial sauna

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Hello everyone! My favourite gift this Christmas was a facial sauna .  For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a facial steamer you can use at home. The benefits of facial steaming: Deep skin cleansing. Softens the skin and removes blackheads, dead skin cells and pollution.   Boosts blood circulation, which is essential for the reproduction of new cells. Can reduce acne. Unclogs  stuffed sinuses.  You don’t need facial sauna equipment  to give yourself a steam facial at home.  Follow these instructions to safely steam your face at home, using a bowl and hot water . ·          Pull your hair away from your face. ·          Wash your face with a mild cleanser, and rinse well. ·          Put 5 cups of distilled water into a large pot and bring to a boil. ·          Transfer the hot water to a large glass bowl.   ·          Place your face over the bowl of steaming hot water. ·          Cover your head with a towel.  If

DIY: Bath salts

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Hello everyone! In my last post, I wrote about the many benefits of using bath salts .¬† It is also very easy to make your own bath salts .¬† Here‚Äôs how‚Ķ Ingredients: 3 cups Dead Sea salt, regular sea salt, Epsom salt or a blend of these salts. 15-24 drops of your selected essential oil or essential oil blend. Optional: 1 tablespoon coconut oil, olive oil or another carrier oil ( moisturising ) Food colouring ¬† 2 tablespoons baking soda ¬† 2 tablespoons dry milk 1 or 2 tablespoons finely ground oatmeal ¬† Rose petals Method: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix very well with a spoon or fork. To keep your salts from hardening, lay them out in a thin layer to completely dry before placing them in a container . ¬† Store in an air-tight jar. ¬†Salts that are kept in a container that is not air-tight will lose their aroma more quickly. To use: Add ¬Ĺ cup of the salts to running bath water. ¬†Mix well to ensure that the salt has dissolved well

The many benefits of using bath salts

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Hello everyone! A long soak in a hot bath can be very relaxing, right? Of course, but adding  bath salts  can dramatically improve the experience. Bath salts come in different colours, scents, and textures; from fine to coarse. But relaxation is not the only benefit of bath salts.   Bath salts also offer many other benefits including certain healing properties . For instance, few people know that adding a little salt to your bath water can actually help improve your circulation. Bath salts are great for easing sore muscles and aching feet and legs. Consequently, those that suffer from muscle spasms, arthritis and back pain can all benefit from the use of bath salts. Bath salts open the pores to purify the skin, cleansing away dirt, sweat, and toxins . They aid in the healing of dry skin, making skin softer and smoother . Salts, such as bath salt, sea salt or Epsom salt, are also good for  exfoliation . Salts can help improve common irritations such as insect bites, mino