Be Able to Relax

Wild growing lavender in my garden =)

Hi everyone!

Isn’t the lavender just nice to look at? I think it’s one of the most low-maintenance, easy plant to grow and this batch (that I bought a couple of years ago) was not afraid to spread out.

This weekend, I wanted to do relax and just unwind. So I went to Bath and Body Works and I bought a lavender/chamomile pillow spray from the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep collection.  I’ve used a different scent before and it was just amazing. It’s such a pleasant scent to breathe in right just before bed. These little things can definitely soothe you into a better state. Depending on your liking, there are many ways to relax yourself in an affordable and easy way straight from your own home. We don’t necessarily need to go to the salons or massage places; we can start small and affordable at home.

I think we all need to pay special attention to our physical bodies every so often. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, I think our physical bodies all deserve some tender love and care every now and then as a reminder that it is loved.

“Your body is a flower that life let bloom” -Ilchi Lee

Why we need to relax:

Sometimes we get very busy with all the responsibilities of everyday life that we forget to take care of our true means of operations – our body (our temple). Even though we push through tired times, our bodies are in dire need of rest and relaxation, even if it’s only for a few minutes. As our bodies relax, we become livelier, happier and have an overall uplifting state of mind.

Some easy ways to relax yourself:

-Being able to even shower a little longer and enjoy the water-like therapy from your shower is a easy and great way to relax your tense muscle.

-Natural oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender and chamomile are relaxing and soothing scents that agrees with your body. You can obtain these oils in your nearby farmer’s market, organic grocery store (Such as Whole Foods or Bristol Farms), or at a health store.

-Grab some leaves off of a lavender plant (see above photo) and rub them with your fingers, the smell is very relaxing and natural.

-Rubbing some Vicks vapor rub below your nostrils is also relaxing and lets you breathe easier.  

-Sit down with cup of tea and clear your thoughts soothe your temples by places some drops of peppermint oil on it.

-Rub some lavender or chamomile, eucalyptus lotion on your hands and breathe in deeply. It will help you relax and the moisturizers from the lotion with smooth and soften your hands.

Happy relaxing to you!

5 Replies to “Be Able to Relax”

  1. I like using essential oils. I have got lavender…..the scent is heavenly! It is nice that you have got some growing in your garden!

    I also run my shower a little longer especially when I feel the need to de-stress. I visualize the water washing away my cares and worry. And so I totally resonated with this tip of yours. Thank you!!

  2. I so agree with your sentiments here Kim.
    It is SO very important that we give ourselves time for relaxation. Otherwise, we create a stressful environment for our body and that can lead to illness.

    I love your lavender! Such a humble, yet visually beautiful and enriching plant.
    I one day want to plant a huge area near my washing line with lavender plants so that I can throw sheets and pillowcases onto them and allow the natural oils penetrate as they dry in the sun – bliss!
    In the meantime, as you suggest, natural organic essential oils are a lovely alternative to scent a room and bed linen.

    So important to indulge our senses don’t you think?

    I have a beautiful Lemon Myrtle plant (Backhousia citriodora). The invigorating oils within release a rich, delicious lemon scent when I take a leaf and crush it up.
    You should be able to find the essential oil in your favourite aromatherapy store. It is very energising – I can’t stop smelling it, as it’s so yummy 🙂

  3. How did you know about my Vicks secret?! I love the natural smell of lavender. There is a lot in my neighborhood, and when I walk by, I pinch a little bud off and rub it between my fingers. Ahhhhh.

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