As mental health issues continue to rise, the term self-love and self-care has become more prevalent. This is especially true in the West, as the culture centered around capitalism puts the body in unnecessary moments of fight-or-flight, causing stress and tension.
Stress is a natural biological response; however, repeated triggered stress without resolvement leads to chronic illness.
Defining what self-care means to you will guide you as to tools you can utilize in your life for successful stress management.
Plants contain a unique essence, thus utilizing certain herbs in your self-love practice will benefit your wellbeing tremendously. Below are three easy and affordable recipes that you may incorporate into your lifestyle to assist with stress management.
2 Tbsp, organic coffee grounds
2 Tbsp, organic fine sugar
1 Tbsp, cold-pressed oil
Mix ingredients together and apply scrub to clean skin in circular motion.
Revitalizing Face Mask
1 Tbsp, rhassoul clay
splash of H2O (may substitute half of the water with apple cider vinegar to add skin toning properties)
1 drop, essential oil (i.e., lavender, tea tree, frankincense, rose, etc)
5 drops, calendula extract
Mix ingredients to form a make with paste-like consistency. Apply a thin layer to clean skin and allow to sit for 5-8 minutes; DO NOT allow the mask to dry.
Grounding Bath/Foot Soak
2 cups, Epsom salts
1/4 cup, sea salt and/or real beach sand
10 drops, cedarwood and/or vetiver essential oil
This mixture may be added directly into a warm bath or premixed and stored in an airtight container for future use. Add 1/4 cup of the soak mixture to a bath.
Your wellbeing comes first, including your mental health. Fill your cup so you may be fully present with others.
Share your creations, I'd love to see them! #asilitribe