Feeling stress of the holidays? Between all the social engagements, gift-buying, and travel, it’s easy to get worn down. According to research published by the American Psychological Association, negative emotions such as stress and fatigue are experienced by more than 60% of the population during the holidays. And feelings of stress around this time are higher among women than men.
During this season of joy and giving, don't forget to take care of yourself! Practice self care in order to avoid burnout. Read on for tips which, used together or separately, can help you fight the stress and stay healthy as you enter into the New Year.
Enjoy a soothing bath
Immersing yourself in a warm bath can improve your circulation and ease strain on your heart and lungs. Additionally, steam from the bath will help clear your sinuses, helping to alleviate your winter sniffles.
Add our Himalayan Bath Salts to the tub to help you soak away tension and boost wellness benefits. The 100% pure Himalayan crystal salt contains 84 naturally occurring minerals to soothe your skin and detoxify and nourish your body.
Take a deep breath
Breathing slowly and consciously can slow your heart rate and reduce stress hormones. Try taking a mindful pause with a few deep breaths to calm yourself during stressful moments. Want to maximize the benefits of each breath? Diffuse one of Saltability’s essential oil blends.
Extracted from plants, essential oils have tremendous healing properties. Pure essential oils can be far more powerful than the botanicals from which they come. And the mixing of numerous essential oils creates an even more powerful effect than the oils would have on their own.
Our Stress Relief and Relaxation essential oil blends contain lavender essential oil, which helps to alleviate anxiety and improve sleep.
Take a bottle with you on your holiday travels and use the inhalation tube when you pause to take a deep, centering breath. If you’re hosting guests, use a diffuser to spread the benefits of the calming oils to your entire household. Add a few drops of the oil to a bath to combine treatments and create a perfectly relaxing experience – a holiday retreat for yourself.