Pamper Yourself: 12 Ways

Christmas is over and it’s time to take a deep breath, relax a little, and enjoy a little “me time.” I’m sharing  ideas on how to pamper yourself so you can unwind. Chance are you’ve been decorating, cooking, baking, and cleaning. You shouldn’t feel guilty for taking care of yourself; it’s actually quite healthy.

Enjoy a Relaxing Bath

A warm bath relieves tight muscles and can do wonders to calm your nerves. Add your favorite fragance in the form of bath milk or salts and you’ll enhance the experience. I love the scent of  my DIY lemon chamomile bath salts that smell fabulous the minute you open the jar.

Lemon Chamomile Bath Salts

 

Another aromatic bath fragrance is Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts that are easy to make.

Lavender Rosemary Bath Salts

 

Aromatherapy for Linens

I don’t wear perfume because it tends to give me a headache, but I do like a light fragrance on clothing, linens, or even in the air. Linen spray can be pricey but you can save money by making your own. It takes just minutes and you can customize your fragrance. Pamper yourself by spritzing a bit onto clothes when getting dressed, or lightly spray your pillowcase before going to bed. During winter, I love my Lavender Linen Spray.

Lavender Linen Spray

 

Closer to spring, I like to add a little bit of lemon to create Lavender Lemon Spray.

Lavender Lemon Spray

 

Another way to pamper yourself with fragrance is to toss a lavender-scented sachet into your dryer.

How to make lavender dryer sachets by Town and Country Living

 

Light a Candle

While we’re on the topic of aromatherapy, nothing beats your favorite scent in the form of a candle. I like to make my own because it’s fun to do, and there’s something so rewarding about homemade scented candles. Not to mention, you have so many vessel options when creating scented jar candles.

How to Make Scented Candles

 

Lavender candles are my all-time favorite. The scent of lavender is known to soothe and relax, so it’s the perfect choice of fragrance to pamper yourself.

How to make lavender candles

 

Floating tea lights make sweet little candles and these are citrus-scented. Don’t they look pretty in a big bowl with flowers?

How to Make Floating Tea Light Candles for a Beautiful Centerpiece

 

Relax with a Warm Beverage

Why is  warm beverage so comforting on a winter’s day? I love waking up early and enjoying a creamy cup of coffee or a cappuccino while the house is still quiet. It’s an easy and economical way to indulge and pamper yourself at the beginning of each day. No cappuccino machine? No problem! See how to make cappuccino without fancy equipment!

How to make cappuccino by Town and Country Living

 

Is tea more your style?  See how to make personalized, flavor-infused tea.

Flavor Infused Tea

 

Do I even need to remind you that chocolate is a great way to pamper yourself? Next time you break out a mug of hot chocolate, add peppermint marshmallows to add another layer of flavor to your favorite chocolate drink.

Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Marshmallows

 

Spend Time with Nature

One of my favorite ways to pamper myself is to spend a little time outdoors with Mother Nature. Go for a snowy walk to help you unwind. I always feel better and more invigorated when I go outside for a walk, and at this time of year, a snowy walk is almost magical.

Winter Lane

 

I hope you’ll find some time to pamper yourself and relax a bit before the New Year rolls around!

12 Ways to Pamper Yourself

What are some of your favorite ways to relax and unwind?

Supplies for Pampering

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Comments

  1. Nan, Odessa, DE says:

    Do you like patchouli?
    I like patchouli and rose as a sachet. I only know to se the oils together.
    Do you have any thing to share on these two scents?

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