At this time of year, we become so busy with festive celebrations that it can be hard to find time to relax and pamper ourselves! I find that for me, the best time to do this is at night, because there's nothing more relaxing than spending time for yourself after a long, busy day. Whether this simply running a hot bath, lighting a candle or applying a luxurious facial oil, it's these little moments that can set the tone for the rest of your week!
Here on Nourished Life we stock an amazing selection of night time pampering products that are sure to bring calm and relaxation into your busy life! These products are some of my personal favourites to use when I find the time to treat myself.
My favourite night time routine begins with running myself a bath and adding some Amazing Oils Magnesium Bath Flakes. These little salts not only relax tired muscles but have a whole host of other benefits too! To find out more, check out this blog post I wrote on the different between Epsom and Magnesium Salts!
While enjoying a bath, I also love lighting a candle to help me really relax! Did you know a lot of candles on the market contain a whole host of toxins which can be harmful to you and your family? I have always believed that lighting a candle can change the whole atmosphere of a room! It's a simple way to make your house feel homely and inviting. Beeswax is well known for its healing properties and has a strong, medicinal fragrance that cleans the air and reduces indoor pollutants. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to chemicals, the beeswax actually works to soothe these problems!
After I've stepped out of the bath, I like to apply a soothing facial oil like the Mukti Antioxidant Facial Oil Omega 3-6-9. I find that using a facial oil at night is a simple way to provide your skin with many benefits and feels so luxurious to apply! This is one of my favourites because I find my skin just looks nice and radiant when I use it. It is made with all natural and organic ingredients like Apricot kernel oil, Carrot seed oil, Lavender and Rosemary so it smells beautiful too. If you have particularly dry or mature skin, then you will love this oil because it soaks into the skin really easily and works to smooth any fine lines and hydrates cracked and flaky areas (so especially great in winter). This facial oil is even great for sensitive, dry or even prone skin because it's packed full of vitamins and fatty acids.I like to apply it day and night after cleansing by massaging a few drops all over my face and neck.
Once I've cleansed my face, applied my facial oil and gotten into my pyjamas, there's nothing more relaxing that making myself a cup of tea from the Edible Beauty Tea No. 3 Sleeping Beauty Jar.
If you have trouble falling asleep at night or just love to sip on a hot cup of tea before bed, then you will love this Sleeping Beauty Tea from Edible Beauty! This tea has been created using a blend of passionflower, chamomile and skullcap. Because of these well known calming properties, it's perfect for a night time tea. This tea is great for drinking just before bed because it is caffeine free and made with only pure botanical ingredients that are good for your body and mind. I find that it's best made by putting one teaspoon of the tea into boiling water and infusing for 3-5 minutes. A tea that tastes delicious and helps you relax? Perfect!
To really help me relax and get a good night's sleep, I've treated myself to a silk pillowcase and eyemask. These beautiful Peace Silk products are designed to not only sleep well, but have a whole lot of benefits, outlined in my blog post here The benefits of sleeping on silk!
So next time you are having trouble relaxing at night, make sure you try some of our amazing natural products which will have you sleeping easy in no time!