Stress is more than just a feeling. It increases your risk of mental and physical health problems.
But you have a self-care sanctuary—your master bathroom. Harvard studies show that relaxation decreases the “toxic effects of chronic stress.” That’s why it’s so important to take time out for yourself.
Here are five ways to transform your own bathroom into a relaxing retreat for one.
1.Lavender Spa Night
One of the best remedies to combat stress is a good night’s sleep. All the reason to enjoy a lavender spa night at home.
Not only does it smell amazing, it’s known for its relaxing effects. Studies found that it produces a deeper sleep, making it perfect for a spa night at home. That’s why it’s a popular ingredient in night time balms, “sleepy creams”, bath bombs, bubble bath, bar soaps, and candles.
Fill a vase with real lavender or sprinkle some in your bubble bath. Himalayan salt lamps also work well with lavender shades.
2.Lemon Burst Retreat
Saturday mornings aren’t just for kids. They’re the perfect time to de-stress after a long work week.
Instead of a sleepy lavender spa day, recharge with fresh lemon! Lemon hydrates, lowers blood pressure, and improves skin. This is a perfect way to start your Monday morning off strong.
There are many ways to pull off a lemon burst retreat at home. Yellow serenity bath towels, lemon body cleansers, lemon infused sugar scrubs, and lemon Yankee candles are great places to start.
3.Relaxing Treats for Your Master Bathroom
A poor diet is a leading cause of stress and vice-versa. Your at-home retreat is an opportunity to get your nutrition back on track.
This isn’t about dieting. It’s about staying healthy. Makes sure to add these foods to your self-care menu:
- Mixed nuts
- Oats and honey
- Dark chocolate
- Greek yogurt with berries
- Banana smoothies
Any food that fights inflammation is good for reducing stress. Make sure to add salmon, olive oil, and leafy greens to your menu too!
Do you live half of your life in a cubicle? Get your blood flowing again with an energetic outdoor retreat.
Exercise is proven to reduce stress. Plus, the more you exercise, the more you look and feel your best.
You don’t have to start with anything extreme. Start with light aerobics, swimming, jogging, or Frisbee. Just being in the fresh air is a great start.
Finish off your backyard retreat with a relaxing bath in your master bathroom. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to reduce swelling.
5.Chamomile Tea Time
When was the last time you enjoyed an afternoon tea? You need a little “me time” during the week.
A chamomile tea party for one is a great way to relax mid-week. And it’s even better while relaxing in a bubble bath!
Chamomile has calming and anti-inflammatory properties. These make for a powerful de-stress combo.
Pair your chamomile tea with peaches, dark chocolate, and lemon cookies for a relaxing after-work treat.
Relax and Recharge
Forget running on empty. Without relaxation, you can’t recharge accordingly.
Fight toxic stress by turning your master bathroom into your dream retreat. Relax with lavender, recharge with lemon, and keep calm with chamomile.
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