I went through a weird tomboyish phase as a teenager, I was against anything pink or girly, i refused to wear dresses or any make up. I still don’t know why but as soon as i broke out of this phase i started embracing my feminine side. Now i don’t wear much makeup but i did start appreciating the art of self-care.
For Christmas my sister had given me a small box filled with lush bath bombs, I had no clue what they were and just ignored it. On a stressful day my muscles were sore and i was tired so i decided to try them out and honestly it left me feeling relaxed and my skin soft. After that i decided try out their other products, some i liked, some i didn’t so much.
I like lush’s products because they offer a lot of vegan options and they recycle their products but I’d like to try creating some of these products myself to suit my preferences.
But here are some of my favorites:
This is honestly my favorite bath bomb ever, it fills the water with a gorgeous shade of turquoise and when you drop it in it looks like a galaxy when it hits the water. I always recommend this one to people who want to get into bath bombs, the smell, the colors, everything is an experience.
The first time i got this i had no clue what a bubble bar was, i thought it was just a bath bomb so i dunked into the water puzzled why it wasn’t fizzing haha. But eventually i figured it out and realized this one was a personal favorite, i am a huge fan of fruity smells and this one is one of the fruitiest i tried. It leaves the bath a beautiful pastel pink and fills the bathroom with so many bubbles.
Snow fairy shower gel
Keeping with the theme of sweet scents, snow fairy smells like bubblegum and candy, if you’re a fanatic of this kind of smell then you’re gonna love this product. But some people can consider the smell a bit overwhelming which I understand, i myself have a sensitive nose and i rarely can wear perfumes because of it. If you use this with a big bath sponge it makes the biggest bubbles and leaves the bathroom smelling like a candy shop. Anyways the only problem i have with this gel is that it’s a seasonal product, during Christmas i run to the store to grab myself a big bottle and try to make it last until they bring it back in stock.
Again like all of lushs products it smells amazing, whenever I put it on my family always asks what chocolate am i eating. This face mask is perfect for me, I always have these breakouts especially on the side of my face (caused by junk food and soda) so when i get one i dab a generous amount of the mask and leave it on until i feel it is starting to crack, i rub it off and wash my face and you would be surprised how it will calm down those bumps on your face.
Now you don’t have to necessarily like lush or only use their products, the idea behind this post is that I think that taking care of yourself is quite important. Take an hour or two from your hectic lifestyle and dedicate it to just cleansing yourself. Hot water and steam can be so good for your body and having that time to yourself can help you relax and ease your mind from the stress you have to endure during the week.
There are so many products that you can try out like bath melts or bath salts, go have a look around in herbal shops and look for oils or things that might peak your interest.
Scents can have an impact on your mood, lavender for instance can be used as an antidepressant, peppermint is great for headaches. If you do a little research and you’ll find that these fragrances can help you relax or become more productive.
So give it a try, you can listen to some relaxing music, use aromatherapy, whatever you like and after some time see if it has had any affect on your mood.