Sunday Self Love Essentials

Since childhood Sunday nights have been a rather somber affair. The struggle to finish last minute homework, the anticipation of what the new week will bring, the dread of Monday morning’s alarm. I actually love the start of the week, but Sunday night blues are a sentiment I haven’t seemed to grow out. In my best efforts to ease this, and set myself up for the week, I like to indulge in these little rituals of self love and care.

 

 

 

Dry Skin Brushing

 

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As an eczema sufferer, I find dry skin brushing is a great exfoliant, helping to keep flare ups at bay. Before bath time, I give back to my body and my chi through this little ritual of self love.

 

 

Dr Bronner’s Hemp and Peppermint Soap

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Hot baths are an essential part of my Sunday night wind down. I used to scroll through instagram or make calls even from within the tub, but now bath time is a phone, podcast and book free affair. I like to slather on this organic hemp and peppermint soap  and then shut my eyes, float and invoke stillness in the mind.

 

 

Bamford Geranium body lotion


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Eczema also means my skin beckons for hydrating blends of butters and oils. In the week I can get lazy with moisturising twice as day as I should, but Sunday evenings are different. After soaking in the bath, I pat my skin gently dry, wrap my hair into a turban and cream each inch of my body with Bamford’s Geranium lotion. I like to care for every part of my body and feel connected with each little bit, like my toes and the backs of my ears. This definitely promotes a better relationship with the self and appreciation for all my body does for me.

 

 

Tuber Rose Candle

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A dancing candle is the ultimate Sunday evening essential. I like to dim the lights and spend the 10 minutes before bed jotting down thoughts in my gratitude journal whilst delicious aromas flood the room.

 

 

This Works – Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

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Lastly, a spray of Deep Sleep pillow spray. I used to struggle with sleeping at boarding school so my mum sent me this to try. Now I find the scent comforting and nostalgic, helping to calm the mind and body, and clearing my head of any thoughts and worries as my body drifts into sleep.

 

 

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