I get winter blues. Perhaps year-round blues.
There I said it. Every night I need a bath to de-stress and un-wind and every night I use some kind of bath oil/ mineral salts to help soothe my aches and pains as well as make me feel overall more calm. It’s like a mini-meditation. Not only does my bathing ritual give me a bit of *me time* but as it helps me re-focus my thoughts and I will always sleep better if I have had my PM soak. My life isn’t terrible by any means , I’m not a complete stress-monger, I promise ; I just find juggling work, blog life, and london-living can really take it’s toll on the senses.
Stress is a word thrown about like confetti nowadays, everyone seems to be ‘stressed’ at some point in their week, a lot of people are feeling it every. single. day. It’s a modern day killer and will cause physical and mental suffering, relationship problems, work difficulties which in turn, wreaks havoc on our bodies. Before your daily minor stress/es turns to chronic stress, we as strong humans, can help contain and control stress and also convert it into more positive feelings.
The Hayo’u Method.
I have used, and still use various well-known wellness brands for many years, and recently I have been introduced to HAYO’U which is a new range based on classic chinese medicine and it’s all about tackling toxic stress levels, energising your being and calming your body & mind all from the comfort of your home. At the heart of Hayo’u is their ‘Hayo’u Rituals’ which is a range of stress-busting resources and online tutorials to help you relax @ home. Are you a stress maiden like myself? Have a skip along to the Hayo’u website to have a look at ways to unwind and re-energise.
The Hayo’u Products.
For me, the absolute hero product of the range are the Bathe-Rite De-Stress Bath Minerals. These potent bath salts are made with himalayan pink salt, lotus flower, frankincense, ylang ylang and lavender oil and are the ultimate bath treat for helping you unwind and relax. I cannot recommend these enough! You add 2 handfuls of salts into your bath and relax for at least 20 minutes to feel the full soothing benefits : both body & mind. You whole house will smell like a spa, and your housemate, partner and cat will thank you for sending calm-ness their way also.
Not down for that bath life? Then they also do their De-Stress Shower Minerals which has the same base ingredients of himalayan pink salt, lotus flower, frankincense, ylang ylang and lavender, but it’s just in an easy creamy body wash formula. You can use this as a bubble bath is you prefer OR as your shower wash. I opt to use this in my PM shower if I haven’t time for a bath. The De-Stress Body Oil make for the perfect PM after-bath/shower treat as it has similar scents as the soak/ wash but the self-massage oil will leave the wonderful scent lingering on your body.
Formulated with vitamin E, sweet almond oil, karanja oil and calendula, the Treat-Rite De-Stress Face Oil deeply moisturises the skin, whilst combating oxidative stress and UV radiation damage. The lightweight oil is also the perfect skin saviour, treating skin conditions (eczema, acne and psoriasis etc.), correcting pigmentation and repairing dry and flaky skin.
The Beauty Restorer is a product that can be used in any skincare ritual no matter if you are a full-on Hayo’u devotee or not. This self-treatment tool is made with precious Xiuyan Jade and is based on an ancient Chinese Medicine technique called Gua Sha. To activate the Beauty Restorer’s beauty benefits, you simply massage the tool across the face in an upward motion ; this promotes lymphatic drainage which helps reduce toxicity and congestion. It also enhances nutrient supply and draws out tension. Facial massage is so, SO important and is something that facialists always promote and practice.
The Hayo’u Giveaway.
One winner, will win all of these products, worth £170!
- Bathe-Rite De-Stress Bath Minerals
- Bathe-Rite De-Stress Shower Minerals
- Treat-Rite De-Stress Body Oil
- Treat-Rite De-Stress Face Oil
- Beauty Restorer
- The giveaway will be open for 2 weeks (starts 12am Friday 25th November)
- The giveaway is open to UK residents only
- The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of the giveaway closing. If I don’t hear from the winner within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen
- Entry is via Rafflecopter only.
Best of luck for the giveaway! Please leave any comments /questions below and any stress-busting tips!