Yoga. Meditation. Warm baths. Journaling. When we think of self-care, these practices come to mind, but busy schedules can get in the way of our intentions, making it all too easy to put them on the backburner. That’s exactly why we set out to find ways to seamlessly fold wellness practices into the daily stuff we do every day, like household upkeep. Here, how to fold self-care into home care for a wholly beneficial experience for mind, body, spirit… and your home, of course. You may just fall in love with doing laundry in the process...
Household items and possessions actually take up space in our mind. Plus, a cluttered home can make us feel mentally exhausted, tense, and scattered. Use organizational solutions like our Storage Box or Steele Canvas Single Hamper to contain items like toys, books, paperwork, and work from home supplies. Be sure to go through your things regularly and donate whatever you do not use.
You’ve gotta clean your home regardless, so why not swap your regular all-purpose cleaning solution for a formula supercharged with essential oils? Support Breathe Surface Cleaner mixes our bestselling Surface Cleaner formula for all surfaces—from granite, quartz, and marble countertops to stainless steel, finished wood, and bathroom fixtures—with Aromatherapy Associates’ Support Breathe essential oil blend, a cocktail of the highest quality tea tree, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oils to soothe and increase clarity. Spa-ahh.
You may also like our Surface Cleaner in No. 247, which smells of lush, dewy greens.
Little moves like making your bed each morning, fluffing up couch pillows and cushions, and putting away laundry not only keeps your home in check, but also your mind. Studies have shown that tidying up in the beginning of each day can actually boost productivity.
Transform Dish Washing Into A Moment Of Serenity
Washing dishes is a chore you likely don’t exactly enjoy, but when paired with an aromatherapy treatment, you’ll actually start looking forward to it. Support Breathe Dish Soap contains invigorating peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree essential oils that release soothing vapors to renew and improve clarity. Instead of rushing through the process, wash slowly and thoughtfully while taking deep, cleansing breaths to reap the full aromatherapy benefits.
Turn Laundry Day Into a Spa Day
We wash our bedding, linens, pajamas, and loungewear with Deep Relax Signature Detergent to set the scene for calm, restful nights. Infused with Deep Relax, a serene blend of essential oils that Aromatherapy Associates’ cofounder developed to help treat her own insomnia, this detergent creates a more tranquil space while helping your mind slip out of overdrive and into sweet dreams. Got dinginess or stains? This formula will wash ‘em right down the drain. Zzz for yourself!
Discover more of our fine scents handcrafted by world class perfumers here and enjoy an elevated laundry day scent all week long.
Bring The Outdoors In
Spending time in nature has been proven to uplift and reduce stress and cortisol levels, so we wanted to bottle that experience. We infused our best-performing Signature Detergent with Aromatherapy Associates’ Forest Therapy to form Forest Therapy Signature Detergent, a complex blend of evergreen essential oils designed to ground, restore, immerse your senses in the scent of nature, and wash everyday laundry.
Tip: Although the scent is universally loved, we’ve found that men find the woodsy aroma extra appealing.