Archive | April 26, 2016

3 Tips For Creating A Relaxing At-Home Spa Experience Using Lavender After A Stressful Day

If you have had a hard, stressful day, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do to relax and unwind. If so, use the following tips to create your own at-home spa experience using lavender (as well as any other spa products for sale that you wish) to decrease your anxiety levels, relieve your sore body and soothe your nerves. Light Aromatic Lavender Candles To Promote Mental Well-Being Before you indulge in your lavender oil bath, light a few aromatic lavender scented candles to further intensify the therapeutic aroma of the herb, helping to fully engage your olfactory sense to relax you and promote your mental well-being. If you do not have any candles, however, you have a couple of options available as a substitute. First, if you have an oil warmer, place about a tablespoon of lavender oil into the receptacle, and turn it on. Second, you can place drops on your temples and in between your eyes. When you use this method, you not only benefit from the aroma of the lavender, but it can also help relieve any discomfort you may be feeling from a tension headache. Make Your Own Lavender Oil Bath Salt Using lavender oil and Epsom salt, this homemade bath salt relaxes you and relieves any muscle soreness or tightness you may be feeling throughout your body. When inhaled, the lavender stimulates the nervous and circulatory systems, helping to calm your nerves and promote increased blood flow to your body. Pour a cup of Epsom salt into a plastic container with a lid. Add 10 to 15 drops of the lavender oil, then replace the lid. Shake the container vigorously to mix the two ingredients. As you start filling your bathtub, empty the contents of the container into the water. Once the tub is filled, wait about five to 10 minutes to give the salt time to dissolve. Before getting into your bath, use your hand or a washcloth to stir up the water to evenly disperse the salt and oil. Then, soak until you are ready to get out. Rub A Homemade Massage Oil Onto Your Aching Muscles Once you are finished with your bath, pat yourself dry, then rub this homemade massage oil made with lavender and rosemary oils into your skin to soothe your aching muscles and further reduce your stress level. For the massage oil, you will also need […]

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