Finding “Me Time” With Erbaviva
One of the changes I set out to make in the new year was making self-love a priority. In my book, this includes not only appreciating my body, but also taking care of it. I found that in the rush of our day-to-day lives, dealing with stressful events, and the chaos of the holidays we tend to lose track of ourselves. We get into a mode where we are just constantly powering through one thing after the next. I realized, however, that this hamster wheel wasn’t going to stop itself because I was tired or needed to refuel. I had to make the conscious decision to know when to stop and commit to making myself a priority. So, I decided to try to take a moment within each day, whether 5 minutes or an hour, to create “me time.”
What constitutes as “me time” is different for everyone and can change day by day. Usually my “me time” is quietly drinking my coffee while watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills have a screaming match or whatever other show my DVR has recorded the night before (I don’t fool with commercials). However, I’ve really tried to redefine what “me time” is and how it fulfills me. Instead of sitting on the couch, I’d rather spend this time doing something that improves my health and well-being such as going to the gym or taking a walk, meditating, writing in a journal or reading. Whatever will relax me, but also improve my overall health. While I do think that Erika Jayne [Girardi] can work wonders for a woman’s confidence, reality TV wasn’t exactly helping my blood pressure.
I took a good look at what I could spend that time doing to really take care of myself. One big aspect of my life I knew I wanted to focus on was my skincare routine including my overall body, not just my face. That meant making a few changes like soaking in the tub at least once a week, applying body lotion consistently, and getting more sleep. It was around this time that my sister introduced me to a new clean beauty brand she discovered called Erbaviva.
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As you all know by now I am very passionate about safer personal care. Erbaviva was a breath of fresh air when I looked at their ingredients lists and immediately noticed that not only could I pronounce everything on the label, but I knew exactly what it was. Erbaviva is a premium, certified organic lifestyle brand that creates healthy skincare solutions for beauty lovers, moms, and babies. They utilize the highest quality ingredients sourced from farmers and distillers that they truly trust. You can read more about their certifications here. Each product is crafted with care and purpose, utilizing a blend of botanical and essential oils that benefits the mind, body and soul.
Erbaviva has so many products that I wanted to try! However, I knew I really wanted to focus on turning my “me time” into a moment of relaxation and restoration. It was time for me to stop and smell the lavender, so to speak. I decided to try their Relax Deluxe Gift Set which included a little bit of everything: Relax Lotion, Relax Body Spray, Relax Body Wash, Relax Body Oil, Relax Bath Salts, and a cute “Love” canvas tote bag. Each of these products included a beautiful blend of organic lavender, rose and neroli essential oils that are meant to calm the body and release tension. Exactly what I needed!
Relax Bath Salts: dissolve a ¼ cup in a tub of warm water and soak for at least 30 minutes. The smell makes you feel like you’ve escaped to a spa in your own home and its made with sea salt, so it’s great for detoxing your skin and to relieve sore muscles.
Relax Body Oil: I’m a big fan of facial and body oils, so I knew I had to try this one! It was an easy way to infuse relaxing aromatherapy into my moisturizing routine. The oil contains sunflower seed, sweet almond, and jojoba oil for optimum hydration. You can add it to your bath for extra moisture, apply it directly to your skin (which is what I did after my bath) as a moisturizer or soothing massage oil, and you can mix it with the Relax Bath Salts for a homemade scrub.
Relax Body Wash: wash away stress with this hydrating body wash nourishes skin without the use of sulfates and harsh additive.
Relax Body Lotion: what I love most about this lotion (other than smelling amazing) is that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. And it’s so moisturizing! I even mixed a little bit of the body oil with the lotion for extra hydration. You can use this daily. I have been using it at night to help me sleep!
Relax Body Spray: this product allows you to create a relaxing spa environment no matter where you are! Use it as a perfume alternative by misting it on your body or freshen your room by spritzing it in the air, fabric or upholstery. Personally, I like using it on my pillows as a sleep aid.
Each of these products has significantly improved my daily skincare routine and added relaxation into my “me time.” I highly recommend that you try the Relax collection and explore the other incredible items that Erbaviva offers online. Thank you for reading and as always please feel free to reach out to me or comment below with any questions.
This post was created in collaboration with Erbaviva. As always, thoughts and opinions are of my own.