Taking care of yourself is necessary for a happy and healthy you. Sometimes (or most of the time) you put everyone else first in your life, whether it is your spouse, kids, or fur babies. But, when you make time for yourself (even small amounts) it can make a large impact on your life and the life of those around you. I wanted to share some of my favorite cheap or free ways to care for yourself.
One of my favorite ways to care for myself is going to the library or bookstore. I can literally get lost in either so I have to be careful about when I go. I love to walk up and down the aisles touching and reading the summaries of the books to find my next great read.
Another way I care for myself goes hand-in-hand with going to the bookstore or library is to make time to actually read. Reading helps me to turn off the world around me and take a deep dive into a mysterious or magical place.
Once a week I try to take 20 minutes to do a face mask. My favorite face mask is benonite clay. Here is an Amazon link to the brand that I use. https://amzn.to/2LmGwo7 . If I am having trouble with dry skin I will add a drop of geranium essential oil or if I am having a problem with acne I will add a drop of tea tree essential oil. All you have to do is let the mask dry on your face for about 20 minutes , wash your face, dry your face, and moisturize and you should be all set to go.
Another relaxing self care technique is journaling. There are tons of Pinterest lists out there that can give you different things to write about each day or you can make your journal more like a diary where you document the things that happened each day and how they made you feel.
Planning or working on my planners are another form of self-care that I enjoy. I feel so much better when I have my life planned out. I don’t need to plan my days down the minute but I am highly motivated by checking things off of a to do list. I also love all of the planning accessories such as pens, markers, stickers, and notepads.
Fall is my all time favorite season and I love everything about it. I love coming up with scents to put in my diffuser. I wanted to share with you my favorite fall diffuser blends this year. Also, there is a link at the end of the post for my 2018 Fall Diffuser Blends & Halloween Diffuser Blends.
It is that time of year when there are germs everywhere. Essential oils in addition to a healthy lifestyle can help to boost your immunity to fight off germs. There are so many different essential oils that can power up your immunity. Many essential oils have antiviral, anti fungal, and antibacterial properties which is why using an essential oils can be helpful with maintaining your immunity.
The properties in essential oils can help the immune system function properly by helping eradicate harmful pathogens that can make you sick. Sleep, stress, and physical activity all effect the immune system whether positively or negatively. Below are some of my favorite blends to help with immunity.
Plant Therapy Germ Fighter Blend
Germ Destroyer is a great blend that smells similar to other brands “thieves” blends. This is NOT kid safe so please use with caution around little ones and animals. This blend contains lemon, clove, eucalyptus, cinnamon cassia and rosemary. My favorite way to use Germ Fighter is in a roller bottle with a carrier oil on feet every night before bed. If you use this blend on your feet before bed be sure to put socks on so the carrier oil doesn’t make a mess.
Check out Germ Fighter on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Qw4IFM
Plant Therapy Germ Destroyer Blend
Another great blend from Plant Therapy is Germ Destroyer. This blend IS kid friendly but I would still recommend diffusing with caution around young ones and animals. This blend contains Spruce Hemlock, Marjoram Sweet, Lavender, Rosalina, and Lemon.