Life can sometimes get the best of you. Stress and anxiety gradually take a toll on your health. Stress manifests itself in the form of body aches and illnesses, irritability, loss of focus, weakened the immune system and impaired concentration and judgment. Relaxation doesn't have to entail spending big bucks. All you need to do to relax; you can totally do at the comforts of your home. Here are seven (7) effective ways you can relax at home:
- TAKE A WARM BATH
There’s magic in taking a warm bath after a tiring day. Warm water opens up your skin pores, expands your arteries, veins, capillaries and allows increased blood circulation. This will result in delivery of oxygen, nutrients and body substances to the parts of the body that need it most. It relaxes tensed muscles and relieves body aches. While you are soaking in your tub, add a little fizz using Earth Vibes Natural Bath Bombs. These specially formulated all-natural bath bombs are made to nourish and moisturize the skin. It is infused with aromatic essential oils to relax your mind when you inhale its aromatic scent. We use paraben-free, cruelty-free, vegan and essential spa oils to process these luxury bath bombs. They are wrapped in paper to prevent plastic pollution. Earth Vibes Natural Bath Bombs ensure that your skin maintains its moisture, replenish lost nutrients and help relax your emotions. They come in six (6) variants that deliver a variety of bath experience – Peppermint for awakening, Aloe Vera for healing, Rose for dreaming, Mango for a paradise feel, Lavender for calming, and Shea Butter for a cozy feeling.
- USE AROMATHERAPY
Aromas have a way of changing people’s moods and feelings. Certain scents are associated with pleasant memories deeply rooted in people’s subconscious. You may have experienced how food aromas change the way you feel the moment you inhaled the scent. You may have anticipated a delicious meal coming. This is also how Aromatherapy works. The scents allow you to associate it to a calm place or a pleasant emotion. Place diffusers in your home especially in your bedroom. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to change the ambiance of the room. Scents like Earth Vibes Lavender Essential Oil bring feelings of calm, serenity, quiet and relaxation of your mind. You can also place a few drops of Lavender essential oil on your pillows for a good night’s rest. You can change the mood and ambiance of your home every night with your choice of essential oil variant. Earth Vibes Essential Oil Diffuser Set comes in with a 200-ml Ultrasonic Diffuser and the top eight essential oils. You can switch variants nightly with these essential oils options – Lavender, Peppermint, Frankincense, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Sweet Orange, Lemongrass, and Eucalyptus.
- APPLY ESSENTIAL OILS
Using essential oils in your daily routine is a beneficial practice that improves your health and well-being. You can even make your own relaxing massage oils just by combining pure essential oils in a carrier oil. Some people may be more sensitive to the compounds present in pure essential oils. This is why you should always dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil; usually Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Kernel oil, Olive oil or Coconut oil to apply it directly on the skin. To make a body relaxing massage oil blend, you will need the following:
- 30ml of your choice of carrier oil (Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Kernel oil, Olive oil or Coconut oil)
- 12-14 drops of Earth Vibes Lavender Essential Oil
- 6-7 drops of Valerian Essential Oil
- 3-4 drops of Earth Vibes Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2-3 drops of Earth Vibes Rosemary Essential Oil
- 1-2 drops of Earth Vibes Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Mix all the oils in a dark container. Some essential oils are easily dispersed or altered by heat and light. You can use this relaxing massage oil blend whenever you feel tensed and gently massage on the affected area.
- DRINK SOME TEA
Specific amino acids present in tea have a calming effect on the nervous system. It contributes to regulating the emotions and reducing overall stress levels. Chamomile tea is a known drink to counter the effects of anxiety, sleeping disorders, and panic attacks. It also aids digestion and relieves stomach cramping.
- LISTEN TO SOFT MUSIC
Music is a powerful tool to reduce stress and anxiety. It has long been established how music can affect physiological functions and thought patterns. Listening to soft, classical music can reduce heart rate, blood pressure, slow the pulse and decrease stress hormones present in the body. You can wind down with a hot cup of tea while listening to a soft music playlist.
- DO SOME STRETCHING
Working behind the desk and sitting for many hours in a day can greatly affect your posture, muscles, and metabolism. Commit in getting some 10 to 15 minutes stretching each day to relieve tensed muscles and correct your posture. Walk around for a few minutes, or simply stand up and stretch. You will be surprised by how much you feel relaxed afterward.
- READ BOOKS
Reading printed books is a practice that has been replaced by technology consumption. The way you get succumb to the book’s content allows you to escape the stress of everyday living. You have to dedicate a few hours of undistracted book reading time and become fully invested in the story and let your mind create the visions in the book. This way your body can enter a state of full relaxation.
There are many ways you can relax at home without spending big of your hard-earned money. Try these simple but effective ways to relax at home. It will help your mind and body reboot and get ready for another day.