It is easy to get caught up with all the stress that life throws at us. Whether we like it or not, many of us are creatures of habit. Sometimes the habits that we have perpetuate distress. (Which is the bad kind of stress.) It is hard to stop and think about the ramifications our habits have on our bodies. Some physical ramifications can include sore muscles, fatigue, and sleeplessness. There are also mental setbacks, people can become anxious, irritable, and forgetful. Distress can disrupt our body’s homeostasis, which in turn can make a person feel as if their life is out of sorts. The good news is that we can learn how to cope with stress through self-care. Simple activities like leisure reading, talking a walk, or petting a dog can help raise our bodies happy chemicals. The American Heart Association recommends a satisfying activity, and daily relaxation to combat distress. Yoga is a great way to combine both of these aspects. It’s a physical activity which helps increase endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. It’s also a mental activity, a lot of yoga focuses on meditation, which helps slow your mind down so you can focus on the present.

Here at SACRED we’ve turned to hydrotherapy for pleasure. All you need is yourself, your bathtub, and your favorite bath product! (Which is obviously SACRED’s Epsom Salt Soak.) Taking a warm or hot bath has many benefits for the mind and body. The warm water helps increase blood circulation throughout the extremities. Which can relieve tension and muscle inflammation. The Epsom Salt Soak contains cannabis so the body is able to receive many of the cannabinoid benefits topically. Which means there is no psychoactive stimulation. Jojoba oil is a carrier oil that can help the rest of the ingredient absorb into your skin. Jojoba oil is closest to your skin’s natural oil (sebum) so it also helps give back moisture to your body.  Sunflower oil is also used for its non-comedogenic properties, which means that it will not clog your pores. Sunflower oil is also a great source for vitamins A, C, and D. We chose to use lavender oil for its healing properties. Lavender can help heal upset skin due to its antibacterial and soothing properties. It is also a popular essential oil that aids in relaxation.

Taking time out to treat yourself is a good way to thank your body and mind for everything that it does for you on a day to day basis. Stress is actually a good way to measure when and if you need to set time aside to decompress. Of course here at SACRED we are firm believers of indulgence. Feel free to set aside 15 minutes every day for relaxation. Light some candles, put on a record, and soak your stress away. If you feel so inclined, don’t be scared to enlist a friend’s help as well. Both of you will be able to enjoy SACRED’s Epsom Salt Soak.