In the past lives of our ancestors, mindfulness was a way of life. It was not labeled or made into a trend. This was a time when humans took special care of their possessions, single-use products did not exit, there was no need to document every other moment of their lives and leisure was sacred, therefore taken seriously.
Even though self-care is very much needed and has become a popular buzzword, the constant distractions of technology and stress around us makes it easier said than done. Turning self-care into a ceremony is one way to ensure that you get the most out of your “me time”. Unplug. That is your first step towards slowing down. Put your gadgets out of your mind. Doing this will allow you to check in with yourself and take inventory of how you are feeling.
Savoring the moment is slow living. There are times we rush through our lives and use our daily products and tools out of habit. Then there are times when we know we have something special on our hands and we should execute its purpose with a ritual. So, I ask you to slow down the best way I know how. Using spa beauty and nature. You deserve to prioritize your well-being and place it in the forefront of your to-do list.
3 Slow Living Favorites To Help You Create That Self-Care Magic (Of course you never need expensive products to slow down, however life without little luxuries would not be as fun.)
Rituals Mammam Body Mud – When it comes to self-care, no one does it quite like Rituals. They package everything in a way that helps us understand that their products are meant to transform your routine into a ritual. The thought put into every product begs you to use it in a ceremonial manner. As a spa editor, I have been spoiled with body care treatments of all kinds. The Ritual of Hammam Body Mud texture, scent and ingredients remind me of a luxe body treatment at a far-away spa. It will be my go-to for prepping my skin for the winter. While you polish your skin into perfection, stay in the moment, feel yourself get transformed and inhale the subtle scent of refreshing Eucalyptus.
Curata Beauty Aureo Multi Radiance Oil – Besides spending the day at the spa, to me, there is nothing more soothing than taking care of your skin. Once in a while a product comes along that just wows me. The Aureo Multi Radiance Oil has a unique scent I cannot quite figure out. It is spellbinding. Using a luxurious oil is ideal for pampering your skin. Massage it into your skin with care and thought, there is no need to rush through it when you are using a product this special. My favorite way to use oils is right after a bath or shower. This allows your skin to lock in moisture and feel like a divine being all day long.
Bamford Botanic Pillow Mist – Whether they realize it or not, everyone has a ritual when prepping to go to sleep. This is our time to rest and allow sleep to do its best work with our body and skin. I am currently having a love affair with Bamford and their lifestyle philosophy. Nature and slow living are at the core of this brand. It is no wonder spas continue to welcomed these artisanal creations into their sanctuaries. My bedtime ritual includes a cup of hot chamomile tea, aromatherapy and Bamford’s Botanic Pillow Mist. You can spray it on your pillow or your sheets and allow the ingredients of Lavender, Frankincense and Marjoram do their job of soothing you to sleep.