Beauty, Health, Lady, Lifestyle, self help

10 ways to practice self-care PLUS a Book Giveaway!


When was the last time you did something JUST for yourself?

Has your daily routine been too much and you just need time to learn to relax ?

I have been longing to do this post for a very long time. Not only did someone recommend it, But I have been wanting to come up with ideas and tips for a life filled with mindfulness, peacefulness and serenity. The things that create a time for spending some “you” time. At the end of the day I almost (daily) spend some “me” time.

I get home and pop the kettle on, and just do things to let myself rejuvenate, and renew my mind so that I can sleep better and smash the next day.

The following may work for you, may not, but I have not only researched, but put together my own ideas to cultivate building-blocks of self-care. This is not just something you try and do once and then just forget and get on with a busy hectic eventful life. You need to do these things consistently if you want to have a healthy, mental and physical well-being.

Here are some tips to go by that I think will benefit you in the long haul if you’re a busy person, (Mum, Wife, Entrepeneur, Business Woman, Full-time worker):

1. Listen to classical music or any easy listening (evening) type of music!

I recommend Jackie Evancho, Andre Rieu’, Kathleen Battle, Greta Bradman, Katherine Jenkins and composers like Bach, Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Beethoven. I trained as a classical music pianist for 8 years, so classical music is my escape. That’s why I basically put it as number One! But if you don’t particularly like classical music, whatever kind of music you think is relaxing for you!

2. Book a massage πŸ’†πŸΌ or an ultimate day spa in Perth.Β Or a Luxurious Pamper Package at a High End Day Spa.Β 

 

 

3.Read a novelΒ such as Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, or an inspirational/motivational bookΒ to get even more ideas on looking after yourself.

4. Breathe – Sit on your bed (or even lay) and concentrate on your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly, feeling and making sure you are relaxed.

5. Try a different kind of tea – Opt for herbal green, or chamomile tea is also known as a relaxant.

 

6. Another idea is to just lie on your bed for five minutes and close your eyes. Not necessarily taking a nap, although a power snooze for 5 minutes is excellent! I just think lying there and closing your eyes is a time to renew.

7. Organise a Girls Getaway to escape, relax and indulge……

8. Create your own aromatherapy without the expensive candles with Little Finch Candle and Co.

 

 

Some oils to use can be the Aromachologie Relaxing Essential Oil BlendΒ which is only $25 through L’Occitane which is a great lavender oil to soothe yourself and create a healthier you. For some more ideas on oils visit my Doterra Party page and get an idea of what oils would be your favourite or type.

9. Make a cup of tea and pull out a chick flick! Something like “The other woman” with Cameron Diaz is a laugh! Or “How to lose a guy in 10 days” even if you’ve watched it 100 times like me! To me it is a classic! And will always be a favourite!

 

10. Be selfish. Not in the wrong way, but do that one thing today just because it makes you happy. If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do and something stopped you from pursuing it, I say, GO FOR IT! If you have that gut instinct feeling about pursuing a career, going in a different direction in life, changing courses, then, one thing I always have believed is “Trust your gut!!!!!!”

I am a firm believer in self-care, and am learning new and more ideas from other bloggers who love to post things similar.

Another idea is to have an early nights sleep. That’s always been a top tip!

Go shopping.

Priceline has a fantastic product from Essano which is a Rosehip Certified Organic Mist Toner which is enriched with Kakadu Plum and Green Tea. I only got it for $10.39.

Tonight I sprayed it on after putting on my night cream and it is just soooo soothing and refreshing. I feel it doing wonders! It’s more of a day spray to hydrate your skin but it’s still nice to spray on before bedtime.

This time I am doing a giveaway. If you comment your favourite tip and why, you will receive this delicious story of a book!

❀️
Exquisite Emmalisa

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Doterra Party


A couple of weeks ago I took a road trip to Cunderdin with a friend, and we attended a Doterra party at her friends home. I never used to be interested in oils, but I have learnt over time the benefits of it for the mind, and soul. 

 

What are essential oils?

Pure extracts from plants (50-70 times more powerful than herbs)

Natures defence mechanism for plants and cells

Used anciently and throughout history for health benefits (I recently read in a book that there are 670 references to oils in the bible!) In which I hope to buy “The Healing Oils of the bible” by David Stewart.

Highly concentrated (1 drop of peppermint essential oil = 28 cups of peppermint tea! 

Safe, effective, affordable, and an alternative to synthetic remedies

  

I took an interest in some particular oils that I think will be good for me. 

Frankincense – We all know this oil from the nativity story,…. It is a calming oil to help with mood and relaxation 

  
Balance

  
Lavender Peace – I couldn’t find this on the website, but I think it may be “Serenity” as it has lavender in it. 

  
Fractionated Coconut Oil

  

Doterra Oils provide QUALITY, safe, effective products and plants are grown and oils harvested in their natural habitat.

They are the most purest oils you can find in the earth.

Essential Oils help you take control of your health naturally.

  
You can use essential oils internally (drink it), topically (on the skin) and aromatically (inhale it or you can use a diffuser)

   

Essential Oils don’t replace traditional medication, however they provide a natural alternative to commonly used medicine. 

Doterra helps you build on a foundation of good nutrition and supplementation, but you still need to exercise daily, get adequate sleep and eat right while using essential oils freely. 


Other examples of single oils are Basil, Coriander, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Wild Orange, Grapefruit, Rosemary, and Sandlewood.

  Oil Blends are Aroma touch, Citrus Bliss, Easy Air, Ice Blue, DigestZen and Smart & Sassy. 

  
There is also skincare (face wash, lotion and cleanser), spa (hand and body lotion and lip balm) and salon essentials Hair Care! And you can also buy supplements/tablets online. 

  
 http://doterra.com/en/ourProducts/otherProducts/skinCare 
 http://doterra.com/en/ourProducts/otherProducts/supplements 

The lady that gave the presentation was so knowledgable in the area, and helped me choose the right oils for me. 

So, I will be buying those four oils when I can, so I can have a healthy mind and spirit. I feel like I need these to get through life! There is just something therapeutic about smelling them. 

❀️

Exquisite Emmalisa 

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SeaSource Detox Spa


It’s Monday. I sleep in, but the day isn’t over yet! I go for a ride with Mum and to my delight there is a box / package for me! I have been talking and collaborating with Arbonne’s very own Independent Consultant, Angelica Guttierrez in California. She just had a conference (retreat training) in Los Angelos, and it all sounds very exciting, and full of fun! Click HERE to view her profile. She talks about why she is so passionate about Arbonne and tells a little about herself. I think it is MORE than awesome to talk about why you are so passionate about certain things, and she is passionate about others having a healthy and exceptional lifestyle.

After I buy my Royal Life magazine, I head home to treat myself with these wonderful products I have received. I pop the kettle on, and to my amazement there is “Herbal Tea” in the package already!!!

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There is also a Herbal “DETOX” tea which is a dietary supplement that you can find on the Arbonne website under the Nutrition tab. The tea is made from milk thistle and will cleanse/detox your liver and kidneys. It is a part of their 30 Days to Healthy Living Program. It also has peppermint and dandelion in it which is purely botanical.

 

HERBAL TEA

 

KEEP CALM & DRINK ARBONNE HERBAL TEA

 

The first thing I try is the Seasource Detox Spa – Sea mud face and body mask. I only put it on my face, and will try it on my body next time. It just glides on, and as I am typing, I can feel it tightening, and it feels wonderful on the skin. You can tell it is full of sea minerals, as it has a light feel and smells sea-like. Two more minutes and then I shall rinse it off, It feels like it is getting tighter, and more clay like now. I take a sip of my Arbonne Essentials herbal tea, which is caffeine free, and it makes me feel relaxed. I go to the bathroom to wash off the mud mask, and oh my goodness!!! As it comes off I feel my skin is SOOO soft!!! My skin has actually not felt this soft in a while!!!! I kid you not, this is the best mud mask I have tried, as it was easy to apply, is light but a thick paste.

 

Arbonne Mud Mask Review Vanity Fairest

 

A MUD MASK is definitely worth it, and will leave you feeling clean, as it refines your pores.

And OMG – I step into the shower and put on the Foaming Sea Salt Scrub. I have never felt such a luxurious shower product in all my life!!!! You can feel the beads working on your skin, and you are meant to squeeze just a generous amount of it onto palms and briskly massage all over your body. I mainly did my chest, and arms just while trying the product and all I can say is, this is an AMAZING product. For a luxurious at home spa product, this is the way to go! It is full of citrus oil and you can smell it while putting it on!!! It smells heavenly and divine!!! and very tropical….

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Health

Watermelon “Wonder” Juice


For an excellent kickstart to the year, I have decided to drink more juices this summer! I like to create my own using the NutriBullet. I am a fan of this wonderful new innovation. It leaves you feeling clean, new and refreshed.

The following is a small recipe of what I did today for lunch! It mainly consists of watermelon because it is my favourite fruit!! πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰ πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡

Watermelon
Ginger (a very small piece)
Grapes (small bunch)
3 prunes
Almond Milk
Water
Ice

It tastes amazing and is brilliant for summer time!!!! It would be great to google a couple of juice recipes to keep you going.

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I would say that the NutriBullet is a great investment as it mixes the fruit better than a normal blender would. I would totally recommend buying it as it is worth it!!!

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There are so many recipes online that you can find!! And when you buy the NutriBullet it has a booklet of different juices to choose from. It’s even got protein dinners and “vibrant” vegetarian dinners and salads for lunch, which I want to try the Cucumber Salad!! There are soups and you can even make your own snacks!!! Veggie snacks and nutty snacks!!!

There’s NutriBlast recipe ideas which I will try some time this week!!!! I like how the program uses 50% vegetables and 50% fruit. So you get a balanced diet out of it. So to get the most out of life, you need to get the most out of your food and that’s what this 6 week transformation plan does for you.

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So, I hope you find a plan that works for you and that you learn to keep healthy this year!!!!

❀

Exquisite Emmalisa

Have you got any health goals this year?