May 06, 2020
Health and Wellness at Home
Namaste Fabulistas! The importance of living well has always been an inspiration to me and my interior design business. My tagline Confidence Begins at Home is more than words... it truly reflects my feeling that our homes affect us every day of our lives. The environments we surround ourselves with have the power to influence our emotional health through how we use the space, the colors we select, the light in a room and the items we choose to look at every day. As a result, all of these choices can promote health and wellness at home. A balanced room radiates positive energy, infusing us from the outside in which we could all use right about now! Understanding this allows us to create a solid foundation that supports our yearning for total wellness, offering a safe space for us to be ourselves, practice regenerative activities, make meaningful connections, and express our ever-important gratitude. Nourish your physical, emotional and spiritual wellness from the comfort of your home with some of my favorite suggestions for inviting wellness into your life!
Peace of MindI always find that I can set myself at ease by addressing my stressors head-on! Staying safe and healthy is all of our primary concerns today. Whether we are leaving the house or bringing in groceries, we need to take extra precautions for added relief and peace of mind for health and wellness at home. Cleaning is as therapeutic as it is effective; think about making a ritual out of it by infusing products containing essential oils into your routine. Lemon and orange are natural disinfectants, encourage a sense of well-being, and give a bright boost of zesty energy! I, personally, like to know exactly what ingredients Im using in my home, so I love making my own cleaning products. Here are some great ideas to try using these Good Housekeeping Recipes. And why cant cleaning chores still be stylish? I think they can be! Swap out your well-used cleaning tools for beautifully designed alternatives, like a chic colander for rinsing produce or scrubbing brushes designed with both form and function in mind. 1. 2. 3. 4.
- MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Colander - Large
- BSH Spray Bottle for Cleaning Solutions
- Lulu and Georgia Dish Brush Bundle
Build Your SanctuaryAs an interior designer, I know the power of a well-balanced space and the inner peace it can offer, especially in a time when were all craving an escape from reality. Imagine an environment in your home where you feel grounded and uninhibited, a place you can find a moment of total serenity without interruption. For me, its the bath! A beautiful bathroom can become a retreat where you can relax, restore and reinvigorate. No matter the size of your space, consider making some easy swaps and thoughtful additions to turn your bathroom into a sanctuary for health and wellness at home. I like to start with a luxurious robe and slipper set to wrap myself in cozy comfort. Healing crystals are perfect in your bath sanctuary and can also be placed throughout your home to change or enhance the energy and treat common ailments. If I had to choose just three types of crystals for a bathroom retreat, Id recommend Rose Quartz, the crystal of unconditional love that promotes healing, nourishment, and comfort, White Quartz to relieve stress, and Amethyst which known to be a natural tranquilizer and activate spiritual awareness. We do some of our best thinking in the bath, so grab a glass of wine, a good book, a bamboo bath shelf to rest them on and sink in. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
- Crystalya Premium Grade Crystals and Healing Stones
- Z Gallerie Rose Quartz Slab On Stand
- Bambüsi Premium Bamboo Bathtub Tray Caddy
- Cosabella Bella Printed Robe
- Hay Waffle Bathrobe + Slippers
- Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell & Lavender Eye Pillow
...Pro tip! Your sanctuary is another great opportunity to include natural essential oils. Eucalyptus is a favorite for the bath with its spa-like aroma and respiratory relief. Lavender is a go-to for stress management and night-time decompression. A dark horse, Frankincense, more commonly found in blends, is known to support a healthy immune system and even increase spiritual awareness! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
- Woolzies Therapeutic Essential Oil Gift Set of 6
- Woolzies Top 6 Essential Oil Gift Set
- Nstcher Air LED Aromatherapy Humidifier
- Bobiizy Oil Diffuser in Pink
- Bobiizy Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
- Paddywax Apothecary Diffuser in Orange Zest & Bergamot
Biophilia, One With NatureAs humans, we all crave contact with nature as part of our health and wellness at home. It pulsates with life, therefore, filling us with a sense of place on the planet we share. Cant get outside as much as youd like, especially these days? Enhance your quarters with representations of plant life and beautiful botanicals to bring the outdoors in! Potted plants and flowers growing in your home not only promote clean air quality, but they stimulate our desire to nurture, and that includes nurturing ourselves which is ever so important during these times. Online flower and plant seller Bouqs.com has a great selection and care tips for live plants (new customers even get 15% with code WELCOME15). When possible, Id opt for the real deal, but if youre like me... good at many things, but living plants just isnt one of them... go for ones that look real, but are actually faux! As an alternative, you can choose decorative items with plant or floral patterns to add a touch of nature into any space. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
- Z Gallerie Faux Palm Tree
- Bouqs Oasis Snake Plant
- Lulu and Georgia Morris & Co. Acanthus Planter, Natural
- Belle & June Spotted Phalaenopsis Candle Holder
- Z Gallerie Pacific Palms, Set Of 4
- Lulu and Georgia Na Pali Falls Photography Print, By Carley Rudd
- Belle & June Rosalba Stool
- Lulu and Georgia Morris & Co. Pure Willow Bough Wallpaper, Eggshell/Chalk