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Relax and Recharge!

If you celebrate Christmas or Chanukah, then these days are the culmination of weeks of decorating, baking, gift shopping/creating, and more. If all that preparation has left you a bit exhausted amidst all the festive joy, I hope your post-holiday schedule includes at least a day to relax, unwind and recharge. You deserve it! Here are a few of my favorite ways to take some time out:

• A long, hot bath with therapeutic bath salts. Relaxing is our most popular blend, but Woodland and Midsummer are also divine!

• The cozy glow of a natural wax candle. Whether it’s a tea light, a votive or a pillar candle, there’s just something about a bright flame that calms the soul.

• Diffusing essential oils can be an instant soother or recharger. Some of my favorites are soothing Lavender, refreshing Peppermint, and warming Cinnamon.

• Perhaps the most quintessential way to relax is with a hot cup of herbal tea. For daytime relaxation and contemplation, Peace Tea is the perfect blend with calming herbs like Chamomile, Rose, and Lavender. In preparation for a long winter’s nap, my tea of choice is Fidnemed Nighttime—the sleep-inducing herbs including Hops, Valerian and Skullcap are the perfect way to say “good night”!

Many holiday cheers, and to all a good night!


Written by Christine on December 23, 2011

Christine, Products Manager and Certified Aromatherapist, is super knowledgeable about all our products after having spent more than a decade at Mountain Rose Herbs. When she isn’t overseeing our line of thousands of sustainable offerings, she can be found gardening, running around with her energetic daughter, canning and preserving food, homebrewing, and spending time outdoors.