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What i’m focusing on this month

September and October are such busy months aren’t they, jam packed with bulging to-do lists that can run out of control… sounds familiar ? With the reality of Christmas looming, this time of year can leave us busy gals feeling rather overwhelmed and thats putting it mildly. Usually when we are running low and starting to feel frazzled our bodies begin to send the odd message to us that we need to slow down, maybe in the form of tension headaches, poor sleep, erratic digestion and acid reflux, revisiting aches and pains, sniffles that don’t seem to go away and the like. Why is it that we wait until the tidle wave hits us before we listen to those signals? we all do it don’t we, I’m the first to throw my hand up and admit to this, even when our clever bodies are trying to send out those smoke signals that we just keep ignoring.

Do you ever give much thought to your own “Self-Care”…? Its a phrase thats banded around alot these days isn’t it. I know when I read those words they really grate on me, how about you ?. Lets face it, when you are rushed off your feet, the last thing you want to think about is taking a break from what you are focusing on getting done, am I right ?. But, the long and the short of it is that as much as others in our lives draw time and love out of us at the rate of knots, it is so important to keep topping that up in ourselves before we find we are running on empty. So this month I am focusing on small ways (nothing too drastic here ladies) we can build in restorative and calming habits to help us better meet all the demands that life hurls at us. Do any of you fancy hopping onboard with this “Self Care Revamp” … ? keep your eyes peeled for some posts during november which I hope will give you ideas and encouragement to create small changes that you can stick too. To get you going I have popped a recipe at the end of this newsletter for some de-stressing bath salts which are super easy to make so scroll down to see more about that 🛀🏽. xo

A bit of inspiration for you

As I am focusing on how we can find easy ways to be a bit kinder to ourselves this month, I thought these two mantras hit the spot 👇🏼. As I mentioned last month I make an image on my phone and save it to my home screen, then every time I go to open my phone (and lets face it that is about 50 times a day..) it reminds me to give myself a break and take a moment for myself.  You could also stick a picture on the mirror in your bathroom or on your fridge door. These are my two from this month…

If you guys find this useful, do let me know how you get on and what mantras or lines of inspiration hit the spot for you.

The Follow-Up

Are you looking for ways to de-stress and add calm but are short of time?  Lets face it, we all want something that requires minimum commitment but comes with a huge impact don’t we. How about giving meditation a go ? Check out my post back in the summer “How to find your inner chill pill 🙏🏼” if you need convincing that it is worth trying. Maybe some of you did try it and if so I wonder how you guys are getting on with it.. ? Seriously don’t beat yourself up over it if it is not sitting well with you but there are huge claims that even grabbing 5 minutes of peace and quiet to take slow deep breathes has huge health benefits. I love listening to Will Williamson who has a great podcast with three free guided sessions and they are super short (added bonus as we can all usually find 7 minutes !), Headspace is a fab app which is very intuitive my kids also love this one. I also love the Modern Goddess there are loads out there so give some a go and see what sits best with you.

taking care of yourself isn’t VANITY its SANITY 

#katrina meyer

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A natural beauty recipe for you

Epsom Salt baths are a wonder for our bodies particularly at this time of the year when we are getting accustomed to the cold weather. A long soak in the evening is also a great opportunity to take a breath and enjoy a moment to yourself which hits the spot with my theme this month of taking care of ourselves. By soaking in a bath with epsom salts we can:- increase our internal magnesium levels naturally without supplementation. Magnesium is wonderful for aiding relaxation and a good nights sleep as it helps our bodies to produce serotonin. It also helps to reduce stress and the sulphates in the epsom salts helps the body to flush out nasty toxins and metals that we absorb though our skin. Having a healthy level of magnesium in our body can help to reduce inflammation as well. Not to mention the fact that an epsom salt bath helps relieve aches and pains, it also helps to deodorise smelly feet !!

Stress busting bath salts

Yields2 Servings

What you need
 1/4 cup best quality sea salt or pink himalayan rock salt (the higher the mineral content the better)
 2 cups epsom salts
 1/2 cup baking soda
 40 drops essential oils of your choice (approx depending on your combination), see the bottom for some of my favourites

Directions
1

If your salt is coarse like my pink himalayan rock salt then blend it in a magimix or nutribullet until it is as fine as you can get it. Then add in the other dry ingredients and give them another whizz so they are all evenly mixed. Lastly add in your essential oils and blitz again to make sure everything is thoroughly blended together. Then spoon into a glass storage jar with a firm lid.

2

This is my current combination which has pink himalayan rock salt and rose essential oils in as my salt and essential oil choices for the month. I use an old kilner jar from the kitchen (well scrubbed first) but if you have a more pretty jar thats even better ✨
N.B. It's a good idea to drink a glass of water before, during and after your bath to keep properly hydrated while you detox and relax.

A little bit more...
3

Some of my favourites are:-
Peppermint, sage and eucalyptus helps with my migraines.
Sweet orange is uplifting.
Lavender is calming and relaxing.
Rose helps with low mood and anxiety.
Ginger aids digestive issues and feeling nauseous, great when feeling travel sick or any other kind.
Eucylptus and Mint for colds, congestion and headaches.
Rosemary is great for memory fog, headaches, digestions and aches and pains and is useful around exam time.
Tea Tree oil as a natural antiseptic is good for skin issues and healing. Great when you have a bladder infection or post partum.
Frankincense helps with inflammation and is a great mood lifter.

4

This is an easy starting point to bath salt remedies so try other combinations that you fancy too depending on what you have to hand as just about anything goes.

N.B. If you have a health condition to consider before using a bath salt remedy then do ask your Doctor first.

Ingredients

What you need
 1/4 cup best quality sea salt or pink himalayan rock salt (the higher the mineral content the better)
 2 cups epsom salts
 1/2 cup baking soda
 40 drops essential oils of your choice (approx depending on your combination), see the bottom for some of my favourites

Directions

Directions
1

If your salt is coarse like my pink himalayan rock salt then blend it in a magimix or nutribullet until it is as fine as you can get it. Then add in the other dry ingredients and give them another whizz so they are all evenly mixed. Lastly add in your essential oils and blitz again to make sure everything is thoroughly blended together. Then spoon into a glass storage jar with a firm lid.

2

This is my current combination which has pink himalayan rock salt and rose essential oils in as my salt and essential oil choices for the month. I use an old kilner jar from the kitchen (well scrubbed first) but if you have a more pretty jar thats even better ✨
N.B. It's a good idea to drink a glass of water before, during and after your bath to keep properly hydrated while you detox and relax.

A little bit more...
3

Some of my favourites are:-
Peppermint, sage and eucalyptus helps with my migraines.
Sweet orange is uplifting.
Lavender is calming and relaxing.
Rose helps with low mood and anxiety.
Ginger aids digestive issues and feeling nauseous, great when feeling travel sick or any other kind.
Eucylptus and Mint for colds, congestion and headaches.
Rosemary is great for memory fog, headaches, digestions and aches and pains and is useful around exam time.
Tea Tree oil as a natural antiseptic is good for skin issues and healing. Great when you have a bladder infection or post partum.
Frankincense helps with inflammation and is a great mood lifter.

4

This is an easy starting point to bath salt remedies so try other combinations that you fancy too depending on what you have to hand as just about anything goes.

N.B. If you have a health condition to consider before using a bath salt remedy then do ask your Doctor first.
Stress busting bath salts

And lastly…

You are a superstar if you have read this far thank you for staying with me. I hope you feel inspired to learn how to give yourself a bit of time and love, as, I am guessing that without you gorgoeus peops always giving of yourselfs that your little circle of love would start to crack. And remember to pop a new mantra on your phone to remind you just how fabulous you.

As ever do add a comment below if there are any topics you would be interested in knowing more about this month so we can all learn together to nurture better health & wellness. If you feel that any of your friends and family would like to receive my weekly newsletters then do let them know where to find me at www.webofgoodness.com/blog where they can sign up (I never pass on anyones details and you can unsubscribe at any point). I am also on Instagram at webofgoodness as well so go check that out to see what I am up to. Have a fabulous weekend. Be well, Sophie xo

5 Comments

  1. Bec Morton

    Love this idea for a bath soak and more importantly that by being part of creating it I will look forward to taking time out to enjoy it. Xxx

    Reply
    • Webofgoodness

      thats so true ! maybe you can enjoy one last bath soak before the Australian summer hits and its showers all the way 😜

      Reply
  2. Claudia

    Definitely going to try this ! Thanks Sophie

    Reply
    • Webofgoodness

      Its a winner and super easy – 🛀🏽 enjoy !xo

      Reply
  3. Claudia

    Sounds great , Thanks Sophie

    Reply

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