When It All Gets Too Tough, There are Natural Options That Can Help!
We all experience rough days where you feel like the universe is conspiring against you and there isn’t a second to spare between, work, housework, kids after school activities or just being flat chat with life! Before you know it, it’s a new day and it starts all over again with no reprieve! Deep breath.. stay with me. I have many of these days, particularly at this time of year where things are just in overdrive around me! So I really wanted to share with you the simple (that do not break the budget) products and tips that I personally use to help me shift my mood!
Yes I know you have heard this before, but studies have shown* that sleep and mood are closely connected. People who get less than 6 hours of sleep are more likely to be irritable and fall into stressful patterns a lot easier. It is suggested that we have 7 hours of sleep a night, bodies to heal and rejuvenate, and without enough sleep, our health suffers.
Eating Healthy & Exercise
Easier said than done BUT Studies have also shown that eating a clean diet can help with anxiety, depression and mood swings. Staying away from high sugar and calorie dense refined foods and swapping it for a range of rainbow fruits and vegetables can help alleviate symptoms and also. Another very important tip is by adding regular exercise to your daily routine can also have a profoundly positive impact on your mood. It can help with depression, anxiety and also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood - sounds like a winner to me!
Natural Products That I Recommend :
I like to call these products ‘Mood Lifters’, they are all made with potent essential oils which are proven to have properties to help the brain …. In fact for over 5000 years many ancient cultures used essential oils to remedy many illnesses, aches and pains!
Badger have a sustainably sourced, certified organic and cruelty free balm range that is infused with essential oils for times when things get a little tough and stress is high on the agenda! This natural option is fantastic way to relieve tension and aims to promote calmness whilst deeply moisturizing the skin. Made with a unique blend of Rosemary, Tangerine, Spearmint, Cedarwood and Roman Chamomile which is quite soothing and can help promote relaxation to clear the mind releasing your tension. It comes in a portable Aromatherapy no-mess roll on stick is suitable to throw into your bag and use to help keep you cool, calm and relaxed.
This little bottle of calm is often my go-to, because it doubles up as a fragrance as well. Its made with 100% natural aromatherapy perfumes in a scent that heal and calm the mind. This particular scent 'Calm' is soothing, centering and especially calming. With hints of fresh flowers and a sweet and soft, musk-like scent it is very beautiful and feminine. It is the perfect essence to help relax and clear your mind. It comes in a handy 10ml roll on size which you can put into your pocket or bag and is also vegan and 100% natural.
Magnesium is well known for its effects on the body, for soothing aches and pains from injury, arthritis, helping with anxiety, sleep and energy! This clever little bottle of Bare & Co. ‘Lift Me Up’ Magnesium does exactly that, it not only gives you an efficient dose of Magnesium that is absorbed through the skin, but ‘Lift Me Up’ it also infused with a blend of essential oils; Bergamot and Geranium which are known to relieve stress, whilst Rosewood works to reduce stress and help to keep the brain sharp and providing a hint of aphrodisiac! It has an uplifting fresh scent that it sure to awaken your mind whilst giving you a dose of magnesium! This cruelty free and vegan product comes in both a 125ml and 250ml.
I will often have a cuppa to relax, there is something about a hot drink that makes everything better! Now this tea does help make everything better because its tea leaves have been chosen specifically for their calming therapeutic properties. This Certified Organic SereniTEA is just that - a delicious, handpicked blend of certified organic soothing tea. This loose tea blend has an earthy and floral flavour, while touches of lemon and spearmint refresh the palate. Chamomile and spearmint are included for their calming properties while lavender and lemon balm are known to have sedative properties which relax the nervous and digestive systems and relieve tension. Packaged beautifully, it comes in a 40g size.
Enjoy, Be well xx