Have you been feeling stressed out lately? From the daily work stress to dreadfully pressuring global issues, from climate changes to life threatening viruses, modern life can be quite a struggle. The bad news is that research says you can't look your best when you are feeling stressed, maybe except unless you are Jennifer Hawkins. Us regular people? We don't think so.
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The good news is that there is a whole slew of stress relieving products to help you fight anxiety, stress and even insomnia. Top these up with some good daily habits and you can pick up from your emotionally battered self in no time.
Here we have 5 surefire ways to destress yourself in your daily self-care routine with iconic Australian Botanicals:
Take a Hot Bath
There is nothing, we repeat absolutely nothing that can help you destress like a long hot bath. A nice hot soak can do wonders for you, especially if there is a bath bomb involved!
We recommend Noelle Australia Tea Tree & Eucalyptus Stress Relief Bath Bomb to calm your body, mind and soul. While tea tree oil is known for its immunity boosting properties, Eucalyptus helps to soothe nervous tension, facilitate easy breathing, relax sore muscles and relieves body pain.
The luxurious creamy, fizzy bath will not only give you spa-like vibes but also ease all the tension out of your body in no time.
Very few experiences rival a good body massage after a hot bath for stress relief and pleasure.
Body massage can help you ease muscle tension, improve blood circulation, alleviate pain, decrease stress hormones and promote relaxation. Using a body oil like our award-winning Tea Tree & Eucalyptus Stress Relief Massage Oil simply adds to the benefits.
Formulated with Australian native botanicals of Tea Tree and Eucalyptus ecologically harvested from the wilderness, NOELLE AUSTRALIA Tea Tree & Eucalyptus Stress Relief Massage Oil calms the mind, relaxes tired muscles and restores the skin’s natural radiance. This skin-detoxifying massage oil is teeming with phytonutrients along with Macadamia Oil that provides deep nourishment for beautifully soft and supple skin.
Create a Meditation Room
While a day at the spa can do us a world of good, it’s not always an affordable luxury. But that doesn't mean that you can't recreate that vibe at home.
All spas more or less offer you to spend time in their relaxation room before and after treatments. You can do the same for yourself at home and meditate before your hot bath and after your body massage.
To create a relaxing environment, dim the lights of the room, switch off all screens and play some relaxing tunes or better yet, some calming sounds of the sea. To complement the sounds of the ocean, light up a candle with similar scents to really disconnect yourself from the present and lose yourself into a different world altogether.
Our spa time favourite is the Queensland - Whitehaven Beach - Beach Surge Candle to lift our soul and take us to the majestic Whitehaven Beach. The candle has notes of invigorating ocean breeze infused with a distinctive note of sea salt and a clean sundried marine crispness.
Exercise in Open Air
Yes, we get that hitting the gym for a toned body is quite the fad, but nothing beats taking a jog early in the morning to get your body going for the day.
If you can't do it all through the week, make sure you do it every weekend to reinvigorate your body from within. Take a power shower in the morning with the Wild Hibiscus & Mandarin Energy Body wash to aromatically excite your senses and transport you to the Australian Woodlands ready for an adventure. The zesty Mandarin smell sparks a serious morning pick-me-up to help you power through your morning walk while the Wild Hibiscus, a precious Australian native flower rejuvenates your skin with antioxidants.
Eat Mood Boosting Foods
Yes, you read it right. There are foods that can help elevate your mood and make you feel happier.
Treat yourself to a little chocolate or a scrumptious cookie over the weekend to help stem stress hormones. On a healthier note, eat a potassium rich banana to regulate blood pressure and improve energy levels.
While you provide nourishment and treats to your inner body, don't forget your skin when it comes to destressing. Indulge in a body lotion like the Quandong & Wattleseed Nourish Body Lotion to provide instant moisture to tired looking skin. The decadent body lotion is brimming with nutrient-rich native fruits and skin-nourishing antioxidants of Quandong and Wattleseed and essential oils like Rose, Lavender and Geranium to not only improve the texture and suppleness of skin but also provide a soothing and calming feeling to your entire body.
What's your favorite way to destress after a long week?