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Why You Absolutely Should Be Pampering Yourself (+ DIY Bath Bomb Recipe!)

It cannot be denied that everyday life has some accompanying stresses. Often we carry those stresses to bed and carry them along through the next day as we collect new stresses. With this in mind, it is essential that we take some time for ourselves to sit quietly with our thoughts, to pamper ourselves, or just to relax once in awhile.

For many of us, this sounds like a great idea, but it’s hard to put into action. We either can’t seem to find the time to take for ourselves, or a day at the spa sounds great but is not within our financial reach. Regardless, it is important to find the time because prolonged stress can lead to:

-headaches -fatigue -insomnia -restlessness -inflammation -depression -weakened immunity -irritability

There are many ways to reduce your stress, including eating healthy, exercising, practicing meditation, and finding quiet moments to yourself. One great way is to carve out the time by creating a spa day for yourself at home. And guess what, it doesn’t cost much!

Here are some steps to help you create a relaxing, rejuvenating self-care experience:

Lemon Water Make yourself a pitcher of lemon water with fresh mint to treat your senses.

Music Put on your favorite tunes. This might be something calm and relaxing, or it might be that album from high school that you secretly love.

Candles Candles! Why not? Light a few in your bathroom for your bath. The light of candles is naturally calming.

Foot Soak A calming foot soak is great before that mani/pedi. And it is as easy as pouring warm water into a bowl with Epsom salt, olive oil, and your favorite sensual oil.

Mani/Pedi Pamper yourself with a fresh coat of polish on your fingers and toes! Plan ahead and buy yourself a new color.

Mask Create a natural DIY mask to smooth and soften your skin. Here are some wonderful recipes to try: Wellness Mask

Hair Mask Olive oil is a great hair treatment. Apply it and simply massage it into your scalp and