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
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
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
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
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
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.