We were all looking forward to Spring and some warmer weather to pick up our spirits – after all, it is past the middle of March now. But alas, this weekend saw the return of the Beast from the East, and there’s no doubt that it has put a bit of a damper on our moods. Pairing this with our busier schedules, social responsibilities and our ever-growing desire to simply jet away on holiday, it’s no surprise that we’re feeling the stress these days.
We know all too well that it’s not good for us to sweat the small stuff and dwell on the negatives in our lives. Mounting stress has no positive impact on our physical and mental health, and so it’s best kept at bay for as long as possible. So, we thought it’d be good to give you a little nudge in the right direction – here are a list of myza goodies that we guarantee will limit the tension and put your minds at ease for a stress-free day and relaxing sleep at night.
There’s nothing quite like sinking into a tub of warm water after a long, tiring day’s work and sitting uncomfortably at your office desk. The perfect way to relax tense muscles and soothe the mind is a soak in a bath with Amayori’s Dreams of Gion Luxury Bath Salts. Fuelled with the powers of Japanese yuzu citrus, green-yellow mandarin and wild lavender to calm the mind, the bath salts star detoxifying sea kelp and exotic ylang ylang which bring about a peaceful sleep. It’ll be like having your own spa treatment at home, as Amayori promises to bring the traditional Japanese ryokan and onsen experience to the comfort of your bathroom.
Continue the home spa treatment with Lola’s Apothecary’s Sweet Lullaby Soothing Body & Massage Oil. It works miracles on dull, dry or problem skin, and works both as a moisturising and rejuvenating concoction to relieve surface stress and relax muscles from deep within. Using a base of rosehip and Argan oil for powerful antioxidant action, it is layered with essences of patchouli, sweet orange and ylang ylang to promote a sense of well-being and tranquillity. Its sweet, sweet smell and luxurious texture will ensure that your stress melts away within minutes.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Meditation is one of the oldest tricks in the books to relieving stress, because it forces us to calm our minds and heart rates by inhaling deeply to slow down our racing bodies. Pair this technique with some aromatherapy, with none other than the De-Stress Home Therapy Candle by Scentered. It stars a calming herbal blend of chamomile, neroli, mandarin, sweet Brazilian orange and Sicilian lemon to lift our spirits with a gentle, citrusy scent, and keep us grounded with a delicate cedarwood base. Made from pure, natural waxes for a clean burn, there’s no doubt you’ll find comfort in this De-Stress tub of light.
Tea-sy Does It
A piping hot cuppa cures all, is our humble belief. With that in mind, Flint Tea’s Herbal Infusions & Infuser Gift Set is our go-to when we’re feeling flustered. It comes in a stylist, minimalistic and elegant box, secured with a matte black bow, and encased within are three gorgeous teas: chamomile flowers, peppermint leaves, and rooibos. Feel calmer and more collected with every sip you take.
Snuggles & Cuddles
Nothing beats a bear hug when you’re feeling stressed and anxious, and if you’re in need of a little cuddle to get rid of the tension and blues, Lüks Linen’s Ekin Blanket & Throw promises to envelop you in one. A luscious blend of Turkish cotton and wool, the throw is fashioned using a super soft vintage weave with hand-knotted fringing and a colour pop trim, and drapes like a dream over sofas and beds to act as the perfect accessory to snuggle under on frosty events. Sit tight, and cuddle tight, and feel the stress melt away under such a luxurious throw.