Wellness Wednesday: The Ultimate Self-Care Ritual

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The Ultimate Self-Care Ritual

Give yourself permission to practice self-care rituals that prioritize your own standards of happiness. In today’s busy, over-stimulated world, taking the time to slow down can often feel overly indulgent and unproductive, but it’s actually the opposite. Allowing yourself the time and space to rest and revive is one of the best ways to stimulate clarity and increase an overall sense of happiness.

Take moments to take care of yourself, physically, emotionally and spiritually. To make the most of your me-time, create a ritual of consistent practices—routine habits that are nourishing and motivating and can be realistically sustained.

To get you started, we’ve curated the ultimate self-care ritual, specially designed to soothe and improve. Plus, a few of our favorite products

This article is originally posted on HigherDOSE.com

Skin Brushing

A morning moment, dry brushing offers energizing qualities while improving the look and feel of your skin. For this reason, just 3-5 minutes will buzz your body’s connections. In fact, skin is the human body’s largest organ, and skin brushing helps us keep it detoxified with a tantalizing and awakening effect. In other words, a healthy, invigorating way to turn sluggish and dull into bright, smooth and glowing. For travelling, we love the Dry Body Brush by EcoTools. (EcoTools produces 100% cruelty-free and vegan synthetic makeup brushes, sponges, applicators and bath accessories that are both stylish and eco-friendly.)

Oil Massage

Follow skin brushing with nutrient-rich, organic body oil for a calming, soothing effect that replenishes dry skin—locks in moisture and ensures glowing softness, firmness and radiance. In this situation, we opt for pure jojoba oil, as it’s the closest molecule to our natural skin.

HD Infrared Sauna Blanket

Perfect at-home or on-the-go, our sauna blankets provide a slimming, detoxifying and mood-heightening experience—using radiant infrared heat to relax and revive the body. In essence reduce stress and anxiety, purify your system and trigger a feel-good dose of your brain’s happiness chemicals: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins.

Face Mask + Hair Mask

A nice, gentle way to enhance quiet, calm reflections. What’s more, face and hair masks put you into total spa mode and boost confidence in appearance. To save on time, let your hair and face masks set while soaking in your sauna blanket. Infrared heat raises your core body temperature, opening your pores to better absorb face masks. Also, the heat from your scalp will help activate and enhance nourishing hair masks. For the face, we love Clear Improvement Charcoal Honey Mask to Purify & Nourish by Origins—formulated with bamboo charcoal, this purifying mask deep cleans and draws out deep-dwelling pore-clogs, impurities and debris, while golden wildflower and fermented honey nourish the skin. For hair, we look for castor oil, which stimulates natural hair growth while restoring and moisturizing damaged strands and nurturing the scalp.

Breathwork + Meditation

Where consciousness and subconscious meet. With this intention, focus on slow, intentional, mindful breathing to encourage deep emotional, psychological and physical cleansing. As a matter of fact, we can participate in our breath and immediately feel the effects.   Enter into meditative states, letting go of unhealthy thoughts, embracing clarity, establishing positive control of energies…effective and endlessly beneficial, regardless of busy schedules and limited spaces. Tip: if you’re new or prefer to practice with guidance, we recommend zoning out with headphones and the 1 Giant Mind app—a great support for learning, growing and developing your self-practice. 

This article is originally posted on HigherDOSE.com

What is a Part of your Self-Care Ritual?

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21 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday: The Ultimate Self-Care Ritual

  1. Self care is the best gift you can ever give to yourself. I particularly love the oil massage as it helps to keep the blood flowing and also gives a calming and soothing effect

  2. Wow, this ultimate self care ritual seems pretty intense for a guy like me. I love that you are really promoting the idea that we all need to pamper ourselves from time to time. I guess I have never really got into the self care. But I will say, for men, one of the best ways to pamper yourself is to go to an old school barber and get a hot towel shave! We have a few here in New Orleans where you go in, they give you an irish whisky or a local beer if you’d like, then take you to the back where for nearly an hour they massage, steam your face with 6 hot towels, and shave you. After, you feel like a million bucks!

  3. YES!!! We need from time to time make ourselves the priority and these are some good self care pamper ideas x

  4. Those are some great self-care tips. I personally stick to quite a simple routine, but I like to add lots of exercise and outdoor time whenever I can, as this helps me to feel better and relax.

  5. yes, yes and yes to all of it. I really love self care, it is making me feel very happy, no matter what I do, it means that I am doing this for me

  6. This sounds like a beautiful self-care routine. I’ll be honest, mine is nothing as elaborate as this. I do, however, take ‘self care’ time each morning. For me, it involves making a cup of coffee and sitting outdoors, in the fresh air (weather permitting) followed by a short meditation and then the creation of a to-do list for the day ahead. It helps to put me in the right mindset to make the most of each day!

  7. I’m doing nothing really as self-care ritual and I feel so guilty about it! Your post has inspired me to get started on it!

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