Be Well

Day 10 – A Day of Rest and Reflection

Day 7 – Shower Fizz

I love a good bath as much as anyone but I take a shower every day so I need something luxurious and beneficial for my shower too. The means a shower melt or fizz. They are so easy to make and so versatile. You create several at a time without any fragrance and then add your own as you need a certain aroma.

If one day you need to clear your head, drop some Eucalyptus Essential Oil on the shower melt (My hubby’s favorite), if you are taking an evening shower and want to relax, add some Lavender Essential Oil. Whatever aroma you need at the time for your wellness or well-being, that’s what you drop on your shower melt. I love versatile things like this! Plus you can get really creative with mixing scents and oils.

Now for the recipe:

• 1 cup of baking soda
• About 1/3 cup of water
• 3-6 drops of the Essential Oil of your choice. Here is what I use because of it’s purity.

  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Prepare a muffin tin with cupcake liners. (Silicone or foil liners work best.)
  3. Add the baking soda to a mixing bowl. Add the water slowly to form a paste.
  4. Spoon the mixture into cupcake liners, filling each liner about halfway.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely. Leave the shower melts in the foil liners or remove from the silicone liner and place in paper liners. They are slightly fragile so the more you handle them, the more they can fall apart.

When you are ready for a shower, add 3-6 Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to the top of your shower melt and place in the corner of your shower. It will break down as you shower and release the amazing aroma. Enjoy!

Day 2 – Bathe it Away!

For Day 2 of Creative. Well. Being., I made an incredibly easy recipe for a relaxing, detoxing bath. Ready for a spa day? or maybe a spa hour? Yes, I know how hard it is to take a day for yourself so take whatever you can and recharge.

The main ingredient in this is Epsom Salts. Epsom salts are amazing for relieving tension, supporting healthy circulation, and soothing uncomfortable joints and feet. Plus, who doesn’t love a good relax in a bath.

Baking Soda is added to neutralize any harsh stuff in your water. We live in a city with hard water so I would definitely add this but if you have a softener or whole house filter, leave the baking soda out.

The final ingredient gives this soak added benefits of relaxation, mood support, and cleansing. Bergamot Essential Oil also smells SO GOOD!

 

Recipe:

Directions:

  1. Pour contents into hot bath water and soak for 20 minutes. Try to cover your entire body up to your neck.
  2. Once you get out of bath, avoid eating anything for 20 minutes and drink plenty of cold water.

I would love to hear how this works for you! Did it help to get this holiday season started off right?

*Please only use high quality Essential Oils. Find out what I use and recommend here.

Day 1 – A Moment of Gratitude

For Day #1 of 25 Days of Creative. Well. Being, we are going to start small but with huge result.

I know we just came through the season of thankfulness, but gratitude is something we should never stop feeling. A grateful heart is amazing for creating a feeling of peace in a busy world.

My suggestion for our first day is to take just 5 minutes and write down, or record on your phone, or simply share with a friend, 3 things you are grateful for. If you record them in some way, you can come back to them in a particularly difficult time and remind yourself of the wonderful things in your life and you will feel better in no time.

What will you record today? Oh, and do it again tomorrow too! Share with us on Facebook!

25 Days of Creative. Well. Being

Are you ready for this holiday season? The pressure to have the perfect decorations, the perfect food, and the perfect gifts is very strong and very stressful – even if the one stressing you out is you!

Let’s do it differently this year. Let’s at least take a few minutes every day to slow down, think about what makes this season so wonderful, and actually enjoy being, creative, and well. Connect with yourself, your friends, and your family.

Every day I will post a new way to live intentionally with your thoughts and actions. These ideas will consist of activities, projects, recipes, etc. Nothing too complicated or time-consuming. Just a little inspiration to make a conscious decision to be healthy, happy, and grateful.

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