Adulting is hard. There, I said it. Some days feel like you are wading through a battlefield and by the time you get home from your day’s activities it feels like you just want to collapse. But, you can’t because there are family issues to deal with, or homework and bath time with the kids, and dinner to make.
The point is that we all need down time to relax and recuperate from our day. One of the best ways to do that is to escape to a hot bath or shower. Lemme give you a glimpse of some items that I find essential to my relaxing end-of-day bath routine.
Bright Endeavors is a really great organization that is helping young moms and the children that depend on them by creating employment opportunities through paid job training programs. All purchases of Bright Endeavors products support this effort. I love products that support community programs that help others!
Some nights nothing makes me relax more than a nice, hot bath with a good book. It’s even better if I have a great-smelling candle or some bath salts to further help me to wind down. The Bright Endeavors Limited Edition Black Currant Orchid Candle is currently providing low lighting and a very relaxing atmosphere in my bathtub.
This limited edition candle was created to celebrate moms of the past, present, and future – most especially those who need help and support to get their lives back on track and create their own success stories.
Each signature glass candle is handcrafted and signed by participants of a 12-week job training program who are creating their own path towards professional success. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to participants who are not only learning job skills to gain independence, but also understanding their place in the broader world, how they fit into their communities, and how they can have an impact on the world. Every day is an opportunity to take steps towards a more successful future. —– Source: Bright Endeavors
I found a great YouTube video that features the Bright Endeavors program and how it helps women. What struck me most about the video is how they are making efforts to grow the program to increase their imprint and help even more young women who are impoverished, homeless or escaping abusive situations and who need a leg up. I am very happy to support any business or organization that cares about our communities and seek to help others live a better life!
A lovely young woman named Jessica made my candle. I can’t help but hope good things and a very bright future to this young woman whose struggles I don’t know anything about. Hopefully by now she’s been able to move on to independent employment and is on her way to whatever success is in her future!
If you love using lavender in your relaxation routine, here are some Aura Cacia® products that I love and would highly recommend! Coming home to a nice hot, fragrant bath on a Monday night cures the blues and gets me ready to push through the work week ahead.
The foam bath has a blend of 100% pure botanical ingredients including Lavender, Lavandin, and Jojoba. I love dissolving this (or the Mineral Bath, when I don’t want the foam) in my hot bath water and watching it create a foam that feels great on my skin as I just relax and release the day’s stress.
When I don’t have time for a bath, just one Shower Tablet lasts for my entire shower releasing some wonderful natural scents that put me in exactly the right frame of mind for bed time.
Aura Cacia® also offers a 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil that I use for many purposes. My favorite way to use it is to put a few drops in my diffuser and start it in my bedroom while I am in the shower. It creates a great light scent in my bedroom and helps me to relax all through the night.
I also keep it in my purse for a few drops on my wrist when I’m feeling uptight and need to relax. You could also put a few drops on your pillow to help you sleep or to make homemade soap or bath salts or bombs if you are crafty like that. I love essential oils because of the versatility in how they can be used.
I also love Aura Cacia® for what’s NOT in it:
- No Synthetic Fragrances
- No Synthetic Colors or Stabilizers
- No Animal Testing
- Pure Essential Oils
- Essential Purity Tested
It’s so easy to feel good about pampering yourself when the products you use are of great quality and manufactured with responsible business practices.
So, I’ve set the mood with my Bright Endeavors Black Currant Orchid Candle, created a relaxing atmosphere with the Aura Cacia® fragrantly scented bath products and now it’s time to get clean!
I am really enjoy my first experience with a dual-sided cleansing tool over my bar of soap and loofah these days. I already love Olay® products in general, so I am very excited to add the Olay® DUO Dual-Sided Body Cleanser to my list of favorites!
This little gem will make you think twice about ever picking up your loofa or sponge again! First off, these are disposable. Although at first that didn’t seem like a selling point that resonated with me. But then I thought, when was the last time I changed my loofah? So, really this is a great idea!
I use it and then let it air dry. All sorts of bacteria could be collecting so the disposable feature is rather a plus for us forgetful folks! It’s essentially a bar of soap and a loofah combined into one compact product. I can get the best of both worlds and, best of all, it is compact enough to travel with! This is important to me as I travel quite a bit.
This handy bath tool has two sides– one for exfoliation and another for lathering and washing. A flexible inner core contains solid soap for a 2X better clean than any basic body wash and puff. And it’s good for up to 30 washes (or until it stops lathering when wetted), then just toss and replace. This is a great help when traveling and/or hitting the gym because not I do not have to lug more liquids on planes or in my gym bag!
What is your favorite way to relax after a hard day?
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