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Author: Heather T.

Journaling for Self-Care

There is no doubt that we are all faced with an unprecedented challenge. It is now more important than ever, that we take the necessary time to care for ourselves. However, being confined to our homes can make it difficult to understand our options. Last week I talked about the benefits and the ease of turning your bathroom into a luxurious spa retreat as a form of self-care. Today, we will explore another tried and true option, which is journaling. 

Journaling is a healthy way to spend your extra time by offering an escape to keep you from going stir crazy. This time of isolation provides the perfect opportunity for self-reflection. By journaling, you are reconnecting with yourself in writing down your thoughts and feelings. Additionally, it’s a great way to boost your self-confidence by reflecting on your achievements and reliving your most exciting moments. Effective journaling is also suggested to resolve arguments and misunderstandings. Some find it very therapeutic to write to others through letters and thank you notes, thus resolving any unsettled anger or unexpressed emotions. With most of us being separated from our loved ones, it is great to tell them how much they mean to us.

Overall, journaling awakens your mind and allows you to focus on the present moment as you actively engage with your thoughts, leading to mental and emotional healing. 

Serenity Spa Day

Though some of us may not be able to leave our homes at the moment, that does not mean that we must miss out on a trip to the spa! You can transform your very own bathroom into a luxurious retreat. During this unprecedented time of stress, don’t skip out on the therapeutic effects of indulging in a warm bath. Hydrotherapy works wonders on the mind and body with the healing powers of hot water. 

Submerging yourself in warm water can relieve aches and pains by calming the nervous system and increasing oxygen. A warm bath also helps you to sleep better by initiating the production of melatonin, preparing you for a wonderful night’s sleep, encouraging a deep and more peaceful night’s rest. Regularly partaking in warm baths is also known to increase heart health by using heat to increase blood flow. Not only do baths have wonderful benefits for the inside, but they also have great skin benefits! Using essential oils in your baths hydrate the skin and even act as aromatherapy. Additionally, using loofahs or exfoliating washes are a great way to treat your skin to a refreshing new glow. 

If the benefits of indulging in a luxurious bath does not persuade you to take a soak, I certainly have something that will. To aid in your relaxation, I have curated a variety of bath boxes that are now available for 30% off on Etsy. I have included wonderful bath components such as soaps, bath bombs, and even a shower steamer to aid in your relaxation. 

The Art of De-Stressing

Have you ever compromised your wellbeing for someone or something else, such as a family member or job? Have you ever juggled so many tasks at once that you found yourself unable to complete them? Did these activities lead to irritability or even physical pain?

This is called “bad stress”. This type of stress is detrimental. Long-term stress has a significant impact on your mental and physical health, as well as your brain make up. However, self-care can be the best preventative medicine in some cases. A small investment in yourself now saves a great deal of time and effort correcting issues later in life. Did you know that simply having a peace of mind significantly impacts your overall health? Relaxation helps to prevent the risk of chronic stress and protects you from damaging your health in the long run.

Some of the benefits of de-stressing include:

  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Decreased anger and irritability
  • Improved memory, focus, and other brain functions
  • Increased energy 

Some ways of de-stressing include:

  • Breathing deeply
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Listening to music 
  • Being creative

Deep breathing relieves body tension and gives you extra oxygen. Getting enough sleep boosts your mood and sharpens your mind. Listening to music lowers heart rate, blood pressure, and decreases levels of stress hormones. Being creative is proven to lessen anxiety and relieve tension in the body.

If you find yourself struggling with these activities, feel free to browse my Serenity Shop or bath products in my Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/aromareveal) where I have handmade soaps and bath bombs. I also offer a four-piece skincare set made from natural products. Each of my products are created to encourage inner peace and to unveil your serenity. 

Aroma Reveal Skincare

As the weekend approaches, many of us finally have a moment to ourselves. Unfortunately, a few days is not nearly enough time to give yourself the proper care that you need to stay looking and feeling healthy. 

I know that many of us fight this battle, which is why I have launched a time-efficient and budget-friendly skincare line. My new line includes oil cleanser, face moisturizer, tea face mist, and cucumber herbal eye gel. This incredibly convenient starter kit is intended to keep you looking and feeling your best even on those busy Monday mornings. 

Along with this exciting new launch, I wanted to share with you some of the importance of skincare. A skincare routine is needed in order to maintain the overall health and appearance of the skin. The proper upkeep of this precious barrier provides lasting internal and external advantages. Some benefits include decreased signs of aging, breakout control, and an increase in confidence.

It is important to be cautious of what you put on your skin because it absorbs everything. This is especially important for sensitive skin, which is why my line is made with natural ingredients. 

Cleansing your skin helps get rid of dead skin cells and allows you to reveal the new, healthy layer of skin beneath. Establishing an effective routine also allows you to treat and prevent skin problems, therefore saving time and money that would be wasted on future skin treatments. Most importantly of all, skincare makes you feel good! Your face is the first thing people notice about you, and when you look great, you feel great! 

Overall, your skincare routine should leave your skin glowing, and send your confidence through the roof!

I encourage you to visit my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/aromareveal) and take advantage of my brand new affordable, luxury skincare line, because luxury should not mean expensive. Feel free to share this blog with your friends, colleagues, or anyone who can just use a pick me up!

A Fragrant Focus

Aroma Reveal’s scent themed boxes are not only for self-pampering, but they are also intended to impact your overall well-being. Did you know that fragrance can have a significant impact on your health, including your mood, physical, and cognitive performance?

The scents around us have an uncanny effect on our behavior. Studies show that people who work in an environment with a pleasant fragrance have high self-efficacy. Pleasant smells tend to heighten diligence and improve performance whereas unpleasant scents offer a decline in work efficiency. Another example of how our behavior is influenced by scents is offered by experts who suggest that when you wear fragrance that you connect to positively, it can make you feel more confident.

Fragrances can also have an incredible ability to trigger memories. Scents are directly correlated with past experiences, unlike any other sense we have. As a matter of fact, some scents often act as a distraction and even lift your mood. According to scientific research, there is a strong correlation between smells and emotions, and aromas are a great resource for instant relaxation. When you choose a distinctive smell and pair the aroma with a serenity-based activity, the fragrance will offer a relaxed state whenever you smell it. 

So, the next time you open one of our boxes, know that it is not just an opportunity to unwind, but also a chance to enhance your health and well-being. 

Unveil Your Serenity

Unveiling your serenity is at the heart of Aroma Reveal, and I’d like to explain why it is so essential to our wellbeing. 

Serenity is often hidden behind the stress and worries of everyday life. However, it is a valuable component that manages stress levels and is a crucial part of keeping yourself whole. Therefore, we must make it necessary to consider serenity a top priority. Though we may not always have the time to do so, it is important to reduce stress factors whenever possible. We should all be seeking a state of serenity throughout each day. 

Some reasons to strive for serenity include:

  • Normalized blood pressure. 
  • Mental wellbeing.
  • Decelerated aging.
  • Decreased risk for heart disease. 
  • Decreased depression and anxiety. 

Serenity is the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled. It is my goal to alleviate the feelings of stress, depression, and anxiety.

For my boxes, I carefully choose items that will reduce stress and bring a sense of calmness and peace, avoiding the unnecessary state of emotional strain, ensuring that you take full advantage of the above benefits. 

My monthly boxes are centered around aromas  due to the strong correlation between aromatherapy and serenity. My curated self-care boxes are intended as an escape from day-to-day stressors to encourage you to unveil your serenity. 

Introducing Self-Care Saturday

We may recognize self-care as a trend taking over social media. We often see lovely photos of beautifully drawn baths and face mask selfies, but do we really understand the importance and true acts of self-care?

In honor of our first post, we would like to offer you a brief explanation of the practice and benefits of self-care. It is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve your health. It is also an active role in protecting your well-being and happiness. Both are essential to our overall longevity and productivity. Some of the effects of self-care include productivity, a strengthened immune system, as well as an increase in energy and happiness. These are only some of the wonderful benefits that result from self-care.

Though these benefits sound ideal, we often worry that we do not have the time or budget for such activities. However, it does not have to be expensive or time consuming. Most importantly, do not treat self-care as a luxury or a reward, but rather as an essential.

Self-care practices are quite budget-friendly and efficient. Reading, journaling and aromatherapy, for example, are some popular options. These options are inexpensive and can be easily and efficiently used with items you already own. Simply taking fifteen minutes to read a blog can destress your brain and encourage positive thinking. With journaling, you can write down your thoughts and feelings for the day and get everything out of your head to ease your mind. With aromatherapy, you simply focus on scents to stimulate your mind and body. In fact, aromatherapy is one of the most therapeutic practices to partake in, and it acts as the inspiration for our subscription boxes. 

Aroma Reveal is centered around your serenity and peace. Each subscription box is carefully curated, inspired by aromatherapy and skincare. Aroma Reveal is our way of sharing our passion for scents and beauty and our care for your well-being. 

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