Social distancing got you feeling a little down? We hear you. Between postponed holidays, coffee dates moved to Zoom, and spending most of your time at home, we’re all living in uncertain times in which plenty of daily routines are turned on their heads.
But it’s not all bad: Spending more time at home is a great opportunity to practice self care and gratitude and focus on your mental health.We love a good skincare and self care routine at the best of times, but believe that looking after yourself is now more important than ever. Simple things like aromatherapy, an at home spa day, and an indulgent skincare routine can seriously lift your mood, and put a smile on your face during times that are challenging for many.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your favourite aromatherapy oils, light a scented candle, and read on to discover your new aromatherapy self care routine.
1. Set The SceneSmell is one of your most powerful senses, and the right scents can go a long way in setting the atmosphere within a space. Set the mood for relaxation by lighting our aromatherapy candle, then sit back and enjoy the calming scents.
Mindful breathing is a great way to ease into a relaxing self care routine and can also help manage stress and anxiety - so take a few deep, grounding breaths, focusing on making your inhales and exhales as even as possible.
2. Get CleanOnce you’re feeling thoroughly relaxed, run yourself a warm bath. Avoid the temptation to turn up the hot water and steam up the bathroom, as this will only dry out your skin. Then, add a few drops of Lavender Pure Essential Oil to the water before you slip in. Certified vegan and natural, this powerful aromatherapy oil will soothe irritated and dry skin and can promote more restful, peaceful sleep.
Follow your bath with a gentle face cleanser like our Super Hydrate-ME Cleansing Oil, which gently - but effectively - whisks away every trace of makeup, sweat, and other surface debris from your skin. Enriched with Macadamia Oil, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Oil, and other skin superfoods, this facial cleansing oil will leave your skin perfectly primed for the next step in your skincare routine.
3. Layer On The HydrationStart by spritzing of our vitamin-rich Super Hydrate-ME Facial Mist, which is packed with the goodness of Acai Fruit Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Coconut Water, and WildBerry Harvest™. Once your skin has fully absorbed the mist, use your ring finger to gently dab in the Super Hydrate-ME Eye Cream, then finish by patting in our rich, whipped Super Hydrate-ME Night Cream.
4. Prepare For Beauty SleepGetting enough sleep is always our number one beauty tip, but this is particularly important during unusual or uncertain times. Beauty sleep will not only keep your skin in tip-top condition: It can also help regulate your moods and do wonders for your mental health.
To make sure you get your forty winks each night, switch up the essential oil in your aromatherapy reed diffuser to a relaxing essential oil blend like the Beauty Sleep Bestie Pure Essential Oil Blend. Filled with Lavender, Cedarwood, Marjoram, Orange, Valerian, and Chamomile Oils, this soothing blend will have you drifting off in no time.
Top Tip: For a deep sleep, fill a spray bottle with 10 drops of Beauty Sleep Bestie Pure Essential Oil Blend and 100mL of water and spritz generously onto your pillow from 20-30cm away.
Unveil Your Calmest, Most Relaxed Self With Our Self Care TipsDuring times of uncertainty, taking the time to practice a daily self care routine can provide comfort and much-needed stability. Adding relaxing essential oils and aromatherapy to your daily skincare routine is a great way to do just this, and can also help lift your mood.
Ready to explore the health benefits of aromatherapy for yourself? Explore our Cosmos Natural certified aromatherapy range now, or discover more wellness tips on our blog.