A Festive Mood
HOW TO GET IT Feel like watching Netflix instead of going out? For an invigorating antidote, a speedy bath is better than an espresso at perking you up. Neal’s Yard Remedies aromatherapy practitioner Ines Willis recommends adding 100g of Epsom salts to tepid water followed by 2 drops each of juniper, grapefruit and lemon oils. The zesty oils lift flagging spirits and soothe tension headaches, while the cool temperature stops sluggishness. For instant relaxation, add more hot water and swap the citrus oils for calming lavender. If a refreshing shower beckons the morning after, Rituals The Ritual Of Ayurveda Foaming Shower Gel, £8.50, contains soothing rose and sweet almond oil to calm and collect senses. HOW TO KEEP IT Incorporating holistic help into your beauty routine calms a frazzled mind. Scented body oils and butters boost hydration levels and massaging them into skin provides a mindful moment. Try Votary Antidote Night Oil Lavender and Chamomile, £30, and The White Company Sleep Nourishing Body Cream, £30. For an on-the-go solution, apply Aromatherapy Associates Liberty Clear Mind Roller Ball, £18, to pulse points (wrists, neck and inner elbow), take a deep breath and feel instantly de-stressed.
And breathe… upgrade your bathtime routine to boost your mind and spirit