Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cure- Turn your bathroom into a Destress zone
The pace of modern living is relentless- it can be rough out there when air pollution, stress and other modern-day realities threaten to drain vitality from our skin, deplete our energy and weaken our spirit. With so much to do and so little time, self-care is often at the very bottom of your list – never to be crossed off. But we all need time to reset and relax, and somewhere to retreat to when we finally prioritise ourselves. So, where does one go to reach this state of crucial wellbeing?
Try the bathroom- the one room in the house that has a lock where we spend time alone either at the end of a full day, or at the start of a long one. Here’s how to transform your enclosed space from functional to restful
space of sanctuary.
Bring in the Botanics.
Plants offer a myriad of health and beauty benefits. Including improving air quality as they process carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen. This means, your plants are detoxing your air, helping keep it fresh and clean. They can also soften what can often be a utilitarian room so display plants on shelves where space is available -. A great option is Chinese Evergreen which loves warm, humid and shady environments. When selecting a plant, remember the darker the leaf, the less sun they will need.
Play restful tunes.
The soothing rhythms and sounds of music can calm you down, slowing the pulse and heart rate, lowering blood pressure, and decreasing the levels of stress hormones. Find a speaker that can withstand humidity, and unwind with a shower playlist based on how you’re feeling currently – or on how you want to feel.
Aromatherapy is a tool that’s been used to heal the mind since ancient times, and your shower space makes for the perfect place to use it. Whether its hanging freshly cut plants like eucalyptus, lavender, and lemongrass from your showerhead, filling a diffuser with an essential oil mixture or using aromatherapy based bath products , he steam from the shower will pick up the scents and carry them throughout the bathroom as they lift your spirits, calm your mind, and invigorate you.
The power of touch
What we put on our skin has a huge impact on the overall shower experience. Rich indulgent textures, luxurious oils that glide seamlessly on to skin and luxurious plant ingredients that can be massaged and melted into skin will gently ease your burdens away.
Wrap yourself in a velvety soft and naturally anti-microbial, bamboo towel as the shower ritual comes to an end. An eco- friendly choice — it absorbs water well and doesn’t feel like sandpaper on your skin — you’ll never have to worry about hanging up your towel to dry, only to smell mold or mildew a few hours later.