Its always important to include a certain amount of self-care activities in our busy schedules but it seems more important than ever to include a bit of pampering in our daily/weekly routines with the added stressors of Covid-19 and isolation.
Relaxing in a warm bubble bath with some soft music and scented candles is perhaps one of my personal favorites when it comes to self-care. If you do not have a bathtub or the one you have is unsafe for you, consider a shower bomb or hanging a eucalyptus bouquet in your shower. Never heard of a shower bomb? There are several on the market or you can make your own. Here is a basic recipe for creating your own shower bomb:
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid (available at health food stores or online)
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 30+ drops of your favorite aromatic essential oil (peppermint, lavender, etc.)
Mix together dry ingredients. Separately, mix together water and essential oil of your choice. Add the liquid mixture a few drops at a time into your dry ingredients, stirring well after each addition. When ingredients are thoroughly mixed, tightly pack into 2-inch balls using your hands. A silicone mold, a stainless steel cake pop mold, or a cookie scoop can also be used to form the bombs. Set out to dry for at least 12 hours before using.
More Information about shower bombs: https://www.pinkwhen.com/how-to-make-a-shower-bomb/