Taking Time for Me
We all do it!!! Are you busy taking care of everyone else? Between work, family, emails, school and all the things that fill your schedule, it is easy to forget about your own needs.
What About Me?
So, let’s plan a much-deserved night for you. Below are a few ideas to create a relaxing evening that’s all your own.
Plan Ahead and Schedule a Time Every Week!
We all know that if you do not put it on your calendar it will not get done. So, treat it as a priority. Taking time to care for yourself is important, and you will feel fabulous afterwards.
Set the Scene
Create the environment that’s most relaxing for you. Make it special and include your favorite things. I dim my lights, play calming music, light many candles around my tub and diffuse my favorite essential oils. Some of my favorites are Lavendar, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, and Harmony.
Relax and Enjoy!
It’s that time for you to unwind! I like to use some of my favorite bath salts, especially the one that includes Valor, put on some soft music, bring in a book and do some light reading, and, after my bath, use some wonderful massage oils. Below are some of my favorite recipes for your special evening.
3 parts Epsom Salt
2 parts Baking Soda
1 part Sea Salt
Mix together and add:
Essential Oils as desired depending on my mood. I love Valor, Joy or RC. (Approx. 10 drops per 1 cup of Epsom Salt)
Coloring as desired (Powdered food grade coloring works well)
These are fabulous for your skin!
1) Pour one ounce of pure vegetable oil, V-6 Mixing Oil from Young Living Essential Oils, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil or sesame seed oil. In a small cup or bowl (one ounce equals 1/8 cup, 2 tablespoons or approximately 30 milliliters).
2) Add 15-30 drops of your favorite essential oil, or blend to the vegetable oil and stir together. Some oils that might work well either individually or as part of a blend are listed below:
Calming & Relaxing: Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Myrrh or Ylang Ylang.
Invigorating or Energizing: Joy, RC, Cypress, Fir, Juniper, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Grapefruit or Peppermint.
Romantic: Rose, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Rosewood, or Ylang Ylang.
3). Pour the combined oils into a one-ounce amber glass bottle. If you have the droppers, it makes it much easier.
Give to Others
I also have made some of these easy-to-make recipes as fun and healthy gifts for my friends.
Create a label or gift-tag that says what kind of massage oil it is, what the ingredients are and how to use it. For example, your label or gift-tag might read: “Peaceful Moment Massage Oil: Contains pure grapeseed oil and natural essential oils of Lavender and Chamomile. Apply to desired area and massage oil into the skin.”
Have fun making your own wonderful personal care products and gifts that your friends and family will love! But remember…
MAKE SURE TO TREAT YOURSELF!