With the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s not always easy to prioritize our wellbeing. Yet, ensuring we are taking time to relax and rejuvenate is crucial to our physical, mental and spiritual health. Whether you already have a self-care routine or are looking for a way to fit one into your packed schedule, we at Bloomi want to help.
First things first: Wellness isn’t exclusive to morning skin care regimens or evening jogs. It’s an inside-out, full-body experience. But don’t be intimidated. Below, we’ll break down some ways you can feel good from head to toe.
Whether on a construction site, building a company from an in-home office or chasing kids around all day, many of us work hard around-the-clock. And even when we’re off, the stress of tomorrow keeps our minds racing. These periods of mental tension are felt in our bodies. They activate stress responses that result in quick and shallow breaths and increased heart rate and blood pressure. To return to a calm, safe and healthful state, take several deep, slow breaths. Focusing on the breath is one of the easiest, and quickest, ways to reduce stress symptoms and begin to relax. If you feel like you need a little more help, consider adding nutrient-packed supplements, like Peak + Valley’s Balance My Stress Adaptogenic Blend ($38), to a warm tea, or enjoying a couple drops of Intū’s CBD Oil ($69).
Show your scalp some lovin’.
Now that your mind and body are balanced, it’s time to treat yourself. Let’s start from the top: your scalp. Using your favorite shampoo and conditioner, give your scalp and hair a wash. While you’re at it, use gentle pressure to run your fingers on your scalp’s surface for a massage. Research shows that just light touch of the scalp is sufficient to lower blood pressure, reduce levels of stress hormones and slow heart rate. It’s a remarkably relaxing experience that even has the power to alleviate some headaches.
Afterwards, continue to love on yourself by using AQUIS’ Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Towel ($30) to dry your hair with proprietary moisture-wicking fabric that doesn’t lead to breakage. When you’re ready, switch from the soft towel to one of AQUIS’ luxe, protective wraps. The Copper Sure Rapid Dry Hair Wrap ($35) uses antimicrobial technology to leave your hair healthy, frizz-free and shiny, while the Alice + Olivia Double Layer Hair Wrap ($55) is ideal for overnight wear.
Give yourself a gentle massage.
Once you’ve taken care of your scalp and head, move on to the rest of your body. Treat your shoulders, back, arms, legs and feet with a self-massage. Bloomi’s Massage Oil ($64) has a luxurious slip that moisturizes your body as it heals. Formulated with organic, full-spectrum hemp extract, it helps relax the body and soothe sore muscles. Even more, its custom blend of botanical aphrodisiacs has arousing properties. With a couple pumps of oil, use your hands to manipulate your own muscles. Press and rub gently or knead the skin with more pressure as you move through your body.
Enjoy some solo play.
One of the most effective ways to relieve pain, unwind and experience pleasure is through masturbation. When you have an orgasm, you release a cocktail of healthful hormones. For instance, the release of endorphins acts as a natural pain-killer, while oxytocin helps counteract stress. Even more, exploring your own body is a beautiful (and fun!) way to build self-intimacy, confidence and pleasure. For added gratification, introduce Bloomi Arousal Oil ($58) to your solo sessions. Formulated with botanical aphrodisiacs from around the world (damiana, wolfberry and angelica root) and organic oils, its ingredients naturally boost libido by increasing blood circulation, heightening sensations and overall balancing sexual energy. A clean formula, it’s safe to massage on the vulva skin, clitoris, inner thighs, penis and surrounding areas, all while naturally enhancing sensitivity and pleasure.
Until July 19, 2021, Bloomi is partnering with AQUIS Hair for a bundle giveaway selected to make you feel good from head to toe. The bundle includes AQUIS’ Rapid Dry Hair Towel, Copper Sure Hair Wrap and Alice + Olivia’s Double Layer Hair Wrap as well as Bloomi’s best-selling Arousal Oil and Massage Oil with CBD. To enter, head over to Bloomi’s Instagram account and follow these instructions.