I love how nature effects us all and whilst we are all staying at home due to lockdown, it got me thinking about how products in the home could help boost our mood and help to relieve stress and anxiety. I recently did a meditation video on my YouTube channel as I wanted to help people get away for a few minuets whenever they wanted to release their mind and get away from any stress and worry Covd-19 may have implemented on everyones life.
So this got me thinking what else can we do in our homes to relax and boost our moods and metabolism. We all have access to exercise in our homes thanks to all the wonderful instructors on line sharing daily exercises videos and tips on social media and YouTube. As a family we have joined in with Joe Wicks AKA “The body coach” morning PE classes for kids and I’ve taken part in Strictly’s very own Janette Manrara’s ballet classes on Instagram.
We all know we should be filling our bodies with fruit and veg but this is currently hard to come by at the moment with bare shelves in the super-markets.
So I turned to my love of body shop products and decided to research more into what scents, essential oils, fruit, vegetable & plant extracts where in each product which could help boost everyones mood, relax and help with anxiety.
So after researching here is my list
Lime to clear the mind
Clear the mind for creativity and focus, lime is also a great stress reliever. It’s refreshing and stimulating scent relieves stress, exhaustion and anxiety.
Lemon to invigorate and detoxify
Invigorating and detoxifying, lemon lifts the mood, helping with mental focus and positivity. Did you know? Lemon also boosts circulation, helping to reduce varicose veins and the chance of getting chilblains! I need more lemon in my life. The body shop are bringing out some amazing lemon products this summer, I will be filling my boost as I’ve got some serious veins from pregnancy on my legs.
Grapefruit to energise and stimulate
Energising and stimulating, grapefruit helps combat tiredness. Great for the body and mind, it helps to uplift the mind and detox the body. Did you know? Grapefruit helps to drain the lymphatic system. It also helps with cellulite and water retention. It tones the skin and helps ease aches and pains and great for tension headaches too.
Orange to uplift and rejuvenate
So versatile, not only is it uplifting and detoxifying, it also calming and rejuvenating. I know that when I use my “vitamin C skin reviver” I feel energised, awake and oh so happy. This scent really dose have a major effect on me. It make me feel amazing and ready for anything. One pump of vitamin c skin reviver makes me feel incredibly happy. Did you know? Orange in skincare products, helps to boost collagen and skins natural repair process.
Carrot for earthing and stamina
The earthy scent of carrot is grounding and calming, giving the body stamina to fight feelings of exhaustion and lethargy. I use the “wonky carrot face wash” ever day, my whole family does, as it is so gentle, its perfect for all the family.
Lavender for relaxation and sleep
Well known for it’s relaxing properties, lavender is great for helping you to relax and unwind, and have a good nights sleep.
Camomile for calming & soothing the mind and soul
Calming and soothing, camomile is one of my favourites. The “camomile cleansing balm” is so soothing and relaxing to use, Did you know? The body shops camomile cleansing balm removes makeup, face paint and even sharpie in one gentle swoop! It is my favourite makeup remover EVER! I feel so relaxed and ready for bed whenever I use this, it’s a beautiful experience. Camomile is also a natural anti-inflammatory. A cup of camomile tea is sure to relax and sooth.
Tea tree to cleanse and boost immunity
Boosting immunity helping to fight off infection. The body shops tea tree products are great for blemished skin. I clean the house with a drop or two of the essential oil diluted in water. I also clean all my make brushes with the “Himalayan charcoal cleansing Facal soap” as it contains tea tree to help keep my brushes bacteria free. The charcoal helps to lift of makeup and dirt for the bristles and the tea tree cleanses.
Rose to relieve and uplift the spirits
Rose helps to release feelings of depression and axeity. The most beautiful fragrance, it’s uplifting and calming. I use the “British rose toner” daily and I love how soothing it feels on the skin and how relaxed and uplifted it makes me feel. I cannot rate the smell of rose enough, I named my daughter and Blog after it, after all.
I have loved researching and writing this blog. I hope you find all this helpful and useful. If you would like any more information or advice on skincare or any of the body shop products, please do get in touch. I’ll leave my email below. I am a body shop at home consultant and can help with all your body shop questions.
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