If you explore the internet for any length of time, you’ll find out that women are over-worked and over-stressed and need to take some time for self care. (As if we needed the internet to tell us that!) But the suggestion to go out and “do” self care can feel almost impossible. It ends up being just another item on our to-do list that never seems conquerable. Going out and doing more can be a rejuvenating experience, but in our estimation, so can staying in and not doing too much.
That’s why we believe in curating a few high quality goods to keep around your home to inspire slowness and thoughtfulness for whenever you actually have a moment. Instead of going out to find self care experiences, what if you made your home into a haven that you could fall back into at the end of the day? A place that brightens and inspires as you wake up in the morning? Gathering the quality products and goods that can create a sustainable and realistic self care practice is one of our favorite things to do. In fact, we’ve put together a whole brick and mortar store of crafted artisan goods that are quality items to last a lifetime and bring relaxation to you on the daily.
In that spirit, this week we’re breaking down our suggestions for feeling that deep sense of relaxation and calm by bringing the spa home to you. You don’t need to book a luxurious (and expensive) spa appointment every week when you can have the beautiful tools at home every single day to help rest your mind and body. Here’s our round up of everything you need to add self care into your routine without ever leaving your own bathroom.
Bring yourself right into the present moment with the sense of touch. The softness of this white kimono robe against your skin is a great way to remember that you can slow down whenever you allow your mind to slow down. The softness of the charmeuse blend is a perfect material to wear while you do a full body mental scan. Take a deep breath in and relax every muscle in your body from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes. Keep checking in with yourself and wherever you feel your white kimono robe caressing your body: try to relax right there. Even better yet, wear this beauty in the morning and the night as part of your routine so it starts to associate with calm as soon as you slip it on.
The next thing you want to do to create the spa experience at home is clear the energy of the room. Whether you have kids running around all day long or work from home, there is an energy build up in your space. That’s why it’s so refreshing to get to a spa — the only thing people are doing there is relaxing! But you don’t have to spend oodles of money to get the same calm energy. Just pick up some sage to clear the room of any previous energy and bring a crystal that speaks to you into the middle of the space. These two small acts create a threshold from a wound up daily grind to the wind down you need. Not to mention, they bring a little beauty and a delicious scent to your bathroom.
Once you’ve cleared your space and started to stimulate your senses, it’s time to bring that stimulation to your circulation! With a beautiful KIM+ONO rose quartz facial roller, you can stimulate your blood flow and help the appearance of tone in your facial skin. Facial rolling and gua sha are ancient techniques that have incredible benefits for the skin and lymphatic system. New to both? No worries because @gofitjo has you covered with her in-depth Gua Sha and Facial Roller Tutorial. While you’re at it, you might as well wear this beautiful navy blue kimono robe in silk. 100% silk and 100% guaranteed to increase the calm and sense of well-being.
Once you’ve set the seen for your spa experience and given yourself an at-home facial, it’s time to take a dip in the tub. But make this bath extra special by picking up some quality bath salts like these Herbivore Soaking Salts with Ylang Ylang & Vanilla from the store. The smooth smell will bring you right into the present moment and feel like a giant hug of warmth in your bathtub.
There’s nothing quite like finishing up a spa-like bath and sipping a cup of tea. Keep your mind in its tranquil state with a flowery Leaves and Flowers tea to stay warm and connected to your experience from the inside out. The beautiful kimono pattern of your kimono robe already brings botanical beauties to the forefront of your experience, and a floral scent from your tea rounds out the atmosphere to finish off your at-home spa with delicious perfection.
Whether you’re wearing your white kimono robe or a purple kimono robe with the rich royal color to soothe your eyes and help you drift into sleep, there may be no better feeling that stepping out of the tub and into your charmeuse or silk kimono robe. Your spa experience from top to bottom should be just a little taste of luxury that you can create every day (or at least every week!) at home. We hope these few suggestions on how to create an atmosphere worthy of deep relaxation inspire you to find a little bit of time for yourself. And of course, if we can add a little luxury to that relaxing rest, all the better.