December is probably one of the most stressful months of the year. There are added end of the year work stresses, getting presents for your family and friends for the holidays, staying on a budget when there are so many cute things for sale and handling that annoying family member during the holidays. So we have compiled this list of at home spa remedies to keep you somewhat sane this month:
1.) Take a bath with one of the following oils: Lavender (relaxer), peppermint (clears the sinuses & smells like the holidays), eucalyptus (clears the sinuses) or geranium (relaxes the body). Add flame-less candles for a calming look without the fire aspect. These are also cheaper than purchasing scented candles.
2.) Do Tai Chi or Yoga for at least 15 minutes a day. Stretching is a great way to relieve stress as well as it’s a good workout for your body! Plus, there are hundreds of how to videos on YouTube
3.) Change the sheets on your bed. Always nice to fall into a nice smelling bed and it could help you fall asleep faster!
4.) Play whatever music you love! It doesn’t have to be the typical relaxing music, if hard rock is what relaxes you then listen to that for a while!
5.) Create your own facials-- the most simple is mixing water and oatmeal until you get a paste then rub it off after it dries on your face. For more unique but simple facial recipes check out this Hub Page.
6.) If you are really ambitious you can take over a room, dim the lights, light scented candles, play some soft music (like waves crashing or Hawaiian music), and sit/lay down in the room , close your eyes and focus only on your breathing. If you can do this for at least 20 min it will be worth it!
7.) Use scented lotions or creams before you go to bed so you can smell the calming scents before you go to sleep. Not only will it smell good, it will help keep your skin soft! For example try, Remedy Every Day Moisturizer
Chances are you are not the only one in your life stressing. Your friends and family probably are too. So why not do a Spa Party one night? This is a great way to spend time with everyone and at the same time be able to de-stress without the high prices of spas in the area. Here is a starting guide to putting on your own spa party!
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