WELLNESS IN YOUR OWN HOME: HOW TO TURN YOUR BATHROOM INTO A SPA
Would you like to unwind from your daily hustle and bustle? Wouldn't it be great to enjoy some relaxation and well-being? If you can't get to the spa, you can relax at home with a few simple tricks. First, of course you need a reliable babysitter ;-)
And then: an hour all to yourself. No one can disturb you. The bathtub is the perfect place to relax in your own home. The pressure and warmth of the water will relax your muscles and help make your breathing quieter and smoother. Relax, close your eyes and enjoy this deep relaxation.
Candle light gives the bathroom a cosy atmosphere. Even essential oils in the water help you unplug: their vapours are breathed in and have a direct effect on mood. Why not try a relaxing bath with rose or lemon balm? Or do you prefer grapefruit with its balancing effect on the nervous system? Camphor and rosemary instead are ideal if you have tight muscles.
Lavender: star of relaxation
In the evening, a lavender bath helps you find peace. To prepare it, pour a litre of boiling water over 50 grams of dried flowers,wait ten minutes, then filter and add the water to the bath. Lavender is also useful in the bedroom, because it facilitates deep, restorative sleep. Just put the dried flowers in a little bag and place them on the nightstand.
Relaxing at home: nothing could be simpler!
After your wellness bath, wrap yourself in a large towel or in a bathrobe and lie down a little on the sofa so you can extend the relaxation before returning to action. Do you want to read a few lines of a book or listen to your favourite music? And why not enjoy one or two pieces, maybe even three, of some chocolate that you like (for example Bellarom from Lidl)? This little DIY wellness program is worthy of a trip to the spa!
Relaxing herbal teas: well-being sip by sip
Calming herbal teas can also help you relax. Chamomile, lemon balm and hops have a calming and balancing effect. You don't need to opt for special relaxing herbal teas: rooibos or fruit teas are good for body and mind. Particularly if you drink them slowly and with concentration. This exercise of attention helps slow the pace, as you focus on a task that otherwise activities would do along with something else. At your nearest Lidl, you’ll find a wide variety of teas and herbal teas. Surely there’s something for you.
Pamper yourself with the steam at home
If you don't have enough time for a full wellness programme at home and a bit of relaxation on the couch, then give yourself a facial. Use steam to open your pores, so you can remove oil and dirt and let active ingredients penetrate.
Proceed like this:
- Pour boiling water into a large bowl or pot.
- Would you like to add anything? Tea tree oil is good for impurities, chamomile is advised for sensitive and irritated skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and healing effect. Depending on the amount of water, add three to five drops.
- Cover your head with a large towel or blanket and keep the face 30 centimetres away from the bowl. Make sure you completely cover the bowl with a towel, so that the steam doesn’t escape. If it is too hot, increase the distance from the water.
- Enjoy the steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Blot skin dry and apply lots of cream.