How To Practice Self-Care With Natural Wellness Products
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LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
Self-care is the buzziest of buzzwords. It’s like somehow, we know we’re supposed to be ‘doing it’, but are we doing it right? Are we doing too much or too little? The more time spent fretting over the ins and outs of ‘proper’ self-care, the more likely we are to miss the point entirely.
What’s true about self-care is that there is absolutely no one-size-fits-all approach that’s going to work for everyone. The food and nutrition that supports one person’s body is the same food and nutrition that can cause sensitivities in someone else. One person’s idea of a great sweat and an ideal workout regimen is someone else’s idea of a bad time. We’re created differently on purpose; our unique interests, hobbies, skills and thoughts on wellness are part of what makes the experience of being human so special.
When it comes to essential oils and natural wellness products, our approach is sort of the same. We have suggestions and recommendations for products that have been formulated specifically to address a certain ailment, condition or personal care situation, but we leave the final decision to you. We believe that each one of us is best at knowing what our body needs, when to reach for it and how to let it support us through the healing power of plants.
In this article, we’re sharing some of the products we love in support of self-care, whether it’s through movement, mindfulness, skincare and everything in between. Read on to learn more about the products we use to feel like our best selves.
HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE AT BEDTIME: PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SLEEP ROUTINE
Sleep is one of our very favorite things to talk about in support of self-care each night. Sleep is responsible for so many things when it comes to our overall well-being; think stress reduction, optimal brain function and energy levels to name a few. Building a consistent sleep routine and incorporating natural wellness products each night is one of the ways we encourage feeling our best when we wake up the next day.
Some of the products we reach for to support a good night’s rest:
Aroma Om diffuser: this unit is not only classic and timeless in its look and function, but also an integral part of our bedtime wellness routine. We like to diffuse something tranquil and soothing, getting the full benefit of the essential oils as well as the negative ions created by the diffuser to help enhance our overall well-being. Whisper-quiet operation, no heat, steam or open flame and an automatic shut-off function make for a perfect bedside wellness companion.
Tranquility diffuser blend: a favorite we reach for regularly, this is a peaceful and calming blend of essential oils renowned for creating an oasis of tranquility in the bedroom, like balancing lavender, soothing roman chamomile and grounding marjoram.
Unwind roll-on: formulated to encourage a state of calm and balance, this is a roll-on product we suggest applying to areas of the body like the temples, jawline and pulse points when you want to invite the emotional energy of rest and relaxation into the body and mind. This citrusy-floral blend includes bergamot, geranium, orange, lavender and a touch of cinnamon to help you feel comforted and at ease at bedtime.
HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE AFTER A WORKOUT: PRODUCTS FOR PHYSICAL RECOVERY
For many people, different forms of movement are a centerpiece of their personal wellness practices. Whether it’s high intensity workouts like running and lifting weights or low impact exercises like yoga or walking, taking time to help treat parts of the body that are sore, stiff or achy after movement can help you feel relieved, soothed and at ease.
To help our body feel it’s best, we reach for:
Extra Strength roll-on: formulated extra-large and extra strong, this is our hero product for helping to support relief and ease in your body’s physical recovery. We included powerful essential oils in this blend like peppermint, known to cool and soothe the body, sweet birch, which contains an active ingredient called methyl salicylate known to help alleviate sore and fatigued muscles and clove, a known topical analgesic to help numb symptoms of pain and inflammation.
Muscle Melt body butter: when your end goal is comfort, decompression and relaxation of the body after vigorous exercise, this skin-softening and hydrating body butter can help do the heavy lifting. Warming, stimulating and soothing essential oils like rosemary, marjoram, sweet birch and roman chamomile meet nourishing and deeply hydrating butters like cocoa seed, mango seed and shea for a community-favorite relieving hydrator for the skin.
Muscle Melt bath salts: for the ultimate in relaxation, add 2-5 tablespoons of these restful, renewing and relieving bath salts to a full tub and soak for up to 30 minutes for an optimal experience. The warming, stimulating and comforting notes of essential oils like sweet birch, lavender, eucalyptus, marjoram and rosemary will help you get back on your feet in no time.
HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE IN YOUR MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
Mindfulness, much like self-care, is without definition. There are many ways in which people tune into themselves to support mental, emotional and spiritual care, like through meditation, breath work, journaling, gratitude and a variety of other ways.
We celebrate the role that natural wellness products can play in your mindfulness routines, being used to enhance your experience, your connection to yourself and others and ultimately your awareness of and attunement to your body and mind.
Products we consider for thoughtful, intentional moments of self-care:
Pocket Farmacy Mindful Edition: we launched this curated kit of roll-ons to encourage you in support of your mental, emotional and spiritual health. Each of these roll-ons is carefully formulated to include essential oils studied and researched for the ways in which they have a positive impact on the mind and body, help to bring feelings of clarity and calm, and support introspection and intuitive thinking. Included are five blends called Reflection, Connection, Confidence, Energy and Unwind.
Yoga roll-on: this roll-on oil blend was formulated to help you find your center and feel deeply grounded and in harmony with your body and mind. The blend of essential oils used in this product is renowned for its balancing, restorative and renewing properties, helping to support you in feeling peaceful and calm. Sweet and uplifting orange, bergamot and neroli meet earthy and woody notes of patchouli, cardamom, cedarwood and vetiver for a soothing treat for the senses.
Present Moment diffuser blend: one of our most unique and innovative diffuser blends, Present Moment takes the bright, mood-lifting and zesty properties of citruses like grapefruit and orange and pairs it with some of the most well-known essential oils for spiritual support, euphoric and clarifying feelings, like frankincense, sandalwood and vetiver. This blend creates an oasis of calm in your space so you can sink deep into your mindfulness practices, whichever you choose.
HOW TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE IN YOUR SKIN AND BODY CARE ROUTINES
We can sometimes take for granted that skin and body care routines are those we perform daily, almost as if we are on autopilot. Because the majority of us take part in these rituals 1-2 times a day, it’s a great opportunity to slow down, pause and take part in these experiences in a more thoughtful and intentional way.
Skin and body care products to help elevate your self-care experience:
Bright Eyes eye cream: this brightening, smoothing and softening eye cream is one of the newest products to join our skincare collection. Chock full of highly effective, nutrient-dense ingredients like eyebright extract, guarana extract, edelweiss extract and hyaluronic acid, this plumping eye cream can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and support firmness in the delicate eye area.
Radiance Mode clay face mask: this hydrating and renewing clay mask was formulated to help bring glow, vitality and radiance to the skin with a number of truly innovative ingredients in the skincare space. Kisolite clay, the hero ingredient in the formula, is sourced from a glacial clay deposit on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada and is well-regarded for being mineral-rich and smoothing. The formula also includes white mulberry root to brighten, soothe and promote even skin tone and red mandarin essential oil to clarify, calm and balance oil production.
Liquid Sunshine Jute & Joy: a soap-filled wash pad in our signature scent – what's not to love? Liquid Sunshine is a blend of bright, cheerful and revitalizing citrus oils like orange, lemon, lime and tangerine, perfect for a zesty fresh start to the day. The outer casing of the wash pad is made from jute, a vegetable fiber that when saturated with water is able to provide an invigorating and cleansing scrub to the body, leaving your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
LIFESTYLE TIPS FOR ADDING NATURAL WELLNESS PRODUCTS TO YOUR SELF-CARE PRACTICES
When it comes to your personal wellness, remember that it’s perfectly ok to have preferences and unique-to-you experiences. Here are a few of our favorite tips on how to incorporate natural wellness products into your routines and rituals:
- Replace your products as needed. Rather than doing one giant clean sweep and getting rid of everything at once, start small and make choices as they come up. For example, you might move through all of your incense or scented candles before making the jump to a diffuser, knowing it will last you a very long time.
- Try new things. If you’re already deep into a regular mediation or journaling routine, try shaking it up with the addition of a new product or two. Maybe this means you’re intentionally diffusing before getting on your yoga mat or meditation cushion or you’re applying your new favorite roll-on and taking some long, slow and deep breaths before sitting down to your gratitude journal.
- Educate yourself on what’s out there. Remember that the most popular or buzzworthy products for others might not be the right ones for you. Think about when and where you’re interested in adding products to your routine, and then do some googling and reading to discover what might just be your best match.
Self-care means considering yourself a worthwhile person and presenting yourself as valuable, capable, and deserving. In other words, self-care seeks to redress an imbalance that develops when you don’t take proper care of yourself, whether by inattention or by choice.
— Arin Murphy-Hiscock