Your hygiene ritual should leave you feeling relaxed and energized. It is not something that should be rushed through or treated as a chore. Taking care of your mind and body can happen simultaneously when you create a caring personal hygiene ritual. Consider products and processes that make you feel good about yourself. Cleaning yourself is as important as what you use to clean yourself.
Here are three ideas to make your self-care more relaxing and fulfilling.
CBD is derived from the cannabis plant. It is an all-natural ingredient, and it is added to lotion, salve, cream, gel, ointment, balm, and other CBD topical products to promote relaxation. While the medical research on the effects of CBD is still lacking, many users have found it helpful for tension, joints, arthritis, joint pain, discomfort, and pain relief. CBD products do not contain THC, so you don’t need to worry about a psychoactive effect, and it is legal throughout the entire United States. You can research online to find the best CBD creams for you.
CBD cream can be applied like lotion to any area of your body where you hold feelings of pain or tension. It has a cooling menthol effect that will help your muscles relax. Users say it can relieve aches, pains, and sore muscles. Some CBD creams have other natural ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, lavender, and aloe vera. Many CBD products are made with all organic ingredients, and they are free from pesticides and heavy metals.
2. Bathtub Upgrade
Taking a relaxing bath with Epsom salts, essential oils, and soft music or aromatherapy can create a spa-like experience that will leave you feeling like all of your stress and tension has melted away for a little while. However, if your bathroom doesn’t have a bathtub or your bathtub is old, uncomfortable, or ugly, you may be missing out on this experience. Tub conversions can give you the tub of your dreams and create the spa atmosphere you desperately want.
Depending on what you find most relaxing, you can choose a soaker tub or a whirlpool tub. You can also remodel your bathroom to give you more shelf space around the tub, so you can relax with a book, drink, candles, fresh flowers, or anything else you find relaxing. There is no right or wrong way to bathe. Some people do not find baths relaxing at all, and that is okay. You can upgrade your shower space to make it more conducive to how you enjoy taking showers. This may include making it larger or adding showerheads to make it more immersive.
Lighting can significantly impact your mood, so the lighting in your bathroom is essential. Many bathrooms have harsh direct light because it’s where you get ready for the day, so people think the brighter the light, the better they can see. However, that is not relaxing. You want your bathroom to have soft ambient light. When creating a relaxing environment, you need to be aware of all senses and sensations. If you aren’t worried about children or animals getting hurt, you can light your bathroom with candles while getting ready or relaxing.
Too often, people believe that taking care of your body is a privilege of self-care. Taking soothing baths and investing in your comfort can feel like a luxury in our busy schedules. Indeed, taking care of yourself can feel tough at times, but incorporating relaxing elements and tailoring your routine to your personal preferences and needs can make it much more enjoyable to keep up with. Creating a relaxing routine for daily personal hygiene will benefit your physical and mental health in tremendous ways.