Tuesday, February 5, 2019

3 Reasons Your ‘Honey Love’ Balm Helps With Winter Blahs!

Winter is coming, so is shorter days and longer nights. Many of us may suffer some form of the winter blues including trouble sleeping, depression, irritability, digestion issues or all round just NOT feeling like ‘a happy camper.’ During those long winter nights, it is important make sure 'self-care' is at the top of your must-dos. We are going to let you know how we can help!

I truly know ‘self-care’ may sound like a tag phrase to justify something we see as a luxury, that either we do not feel we have time for or may not fit into our household budget. But even taking 10 minutes to nourish ourselves and care for our bodies, goes a long way to successfully carry us through the ebb and flow of our daily lives.

3 reasons your body balm is ‘the bomb’ of winter self-care:
  1. Essential oils for emotional well-being
  2. Massage for physical well-being
  3. Glowing skin for an all round mental feel good
Essential Oils Tell Our Brains To Feel Good

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to enhance emotional well-being. Scent indisputably has influence over our thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviours. Before we even recognize a scent, it has already traveled through other regions of the brain controlling memory and emotion.

The queen of our mood makers, Honey Love Body Balm, uses bergamot, ylang-ylang and vanilla essential oils to create a most potent emotional uplift. All three of these essential oils have been used as effective antidepressants, stress and anxiety aids, natural hormonal balancers, and to raise the libido by reducing tension. Taking the time to wind down after a long day by rubbing soft scents into your largest organ can help with the transition from a busy day to a restful sleep. Not your scent thing!? Check out our other soft and sensitive skin blends from our body care line.

Massage Alleviates Stress And Relaxes Muscles

Massage has been shown to decrease stress in the body by relaxing muscles, flushing out toxins and increasing serotonin, our ‘feel-good’ hormones. Even if booking a full body massage is not in the cards, self-massage will deliver similar and necessary benefits to the brain and body. Plus, a simple short self-massage should be a part of your daily care regimen for ongoing emotional well-being. I love this explanation from YogaInternational.com by Pratima Raichur, author of Absolute Beauty:
“As you anoint yourself with the oil,” she says, “reflect on the fact that the word for oil in Sanskrit, sneha, is also the word for love. So this self-massage ritual is essentially spreading love and nourishment to all of the tissues in your body, as well as to your mind and senses.”

Take a little extra time after a shower or at bedtime to rub nourishing elements into your skin to tell your body that you love and appreciate all the work it does for you every day. Reducing stress is directly connected to maintaining robust emotional health. 

*Try this massage for healthy digestion. Bergamot and ylang-ylang have been reported as aiding in digestion. Using your body balm, take one hand on top of the other just above your belly button and rub lightly in clockwise circles. Continue for a few minutes, breathing deeply as you go.

A Good Outer Glow Helps With A Good Inner Glow

Feeling good helps us to look good; subsequently looking good helps us to feel good. Just like how wearing your favourite shirt can act to give you that extra bit of spark, so does taking care of your greatest piece of outerwear, your skin. When you nourish your skin daily, especially with quality all natural elements you are feeding both your soul and your skin. The daily use of a moisturizing balm with butters, vegetable oils, plant oils and beeswax works by nourishing with intense nutrients and vitamins but also draws water out of the air and locks it into cells. It also works to hold onto the good oils that we need to stay hydrated, while keeping inflammatory elements out to protect your natural glow.

When your skin glows, we know your heart glows because you tell us! For more information on winter skin care check out “What’s All ‘The Rage’ In Skin Care!?” Feel free to drop by BEE23 Natural Beauty where there is always a place for you at our table!

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