Slip into a bath
Sleep is a top remedy for stress, but if you’re buzzing from festivities and finding it hard to drop off, take time out for a soothing herbal bath. ‘When I feel especially fraught, I use the same bath blend as my favourite wind-down tea, all swooshed together with musclerelaxing French sea salts,’ says herbalist Tipper Lewis. Here’s how to make it…
Blend equal parts of dried pink rosebuds, lavender and chamomile flowers. Infuse a handful of the mix in a pint of boiled water for 10-15 mins. Run your bath, add the sea salts, then pour in the herb mix through a sieve. Slide in and relax for a good 15-20 mins.
THE RESULT? Soft skin, soothed mind and a body ready for rest. Hello, eight hours’ sleep!
TIP Use 1-2tsp of the herb blend to make a lovely tea. Find dried herbs (from £4 for 50g) at nealsyard remedies.com.