We spend our entire lives in our bodies. Every day and every night. Until virtually technology advances we are stuck in our human form. This is why bath and body care is so important. Our skin and eyes and feet are the only ones we got. The cosmetics industry is a multi-billion dollar business because of this. Everyone is very concerned with how they look and so there are hundreds of creams that promise to make us look younger and make our skin softer, smoother, and glow. Today I would like to talk about my bath and body routines and how I maintain looking amazing. You may think it is easy but I assure you a good bath and body routine is difficult!
It all starts when I wake up in the morning. Our bodies lose water while we sleep and it is integral to rehydrate our body once we wake up. I keep a bottle of water by the bed for this exact reason. When I wake up I have a delicious and fresh sip of water that not only helps to rehydrate my body but helps to wake me up!
Next I head to the yoga mat. When you start your day with yoga you can ensure that it is going to be a great day. Yoga focuses your mind as well as stretches your body. When done in the morning it can help awaken your senses and leave you more alert to face the day. I then say my personal prayers and head to the shower. For me, the shower is a sacred place and as with most sacred places I don’t allow garbage in my shower. All my soaps and shampoos are organic all natural and some are even homemade. Essential oils also play a role because they are chock full of good vibes. Having lavender oil in the shower can calm your mind and body and once again prepare you for the long day ahead of you. I tend to use body washes over bar soap. I find the body washes do a better job at exfoliating my skin. They also last longer because a little goes a long way. I also have a loofah on hand. I have my own homemade almond and coconut butter face wash that I leave on my face throughout the shower. I wash it off before I exit the shower. On my hair I only use shampoos that are cruelty free and infused with argan or tea tree oils (Check out mapleholistics.com). These two oils are the best for my hair and have been for years.
When I get out of the shower I brush my teeth and cut my nails. I then dry up. After, I rub in some body oil that ensures my skin remains hydrated. Then it’s time to get dressed and start my day. SO, you see it isn’t easy work but it is totally worth the hassle. Bath and body are a part of the great balance of life. Take it seriously!