Simple rituals for bedtime
The Wind Down
Studies say you should allow your body to wind down for at least 1 hour before going to bed, that includes avoiding heavy meals and exercise. Slowing a busy mind before it hits the pillow will help guarantee a good nights rest. Whether that's running a bath or reading a book, plan your bedtime ritual and learn to love it. For evening bathers, try our Shinrin-Yoku Bath Salts - a blend of Himalayan and Epsom salts made to relieve muscle tension and aid relaxation.
Scent Your Space
We think that having a scent you associate with relaxation, is a really great evening ritual to make a habit of. If you're worried about extinguishing a flame before falling asleep, try using an essential diffuser with a calming essential oil blend such as Shinrin-Yoku to fill your space with a calming aroma. An earthy blend of cedar wood, oakmoss and black pepper, Shinrin-Yoku is inspired by the Japanese ritual of forest bathing. Its earthy aroma eludes to the wet forest floor, instantly transporting you back to nature.
Journalling or writing out the many questions and thoughts filling our heads at the moment is a good way to release them before bed. It also helps lift a mood, ending the day on a positive note.
Writers block? Try answering these...
What is something important I learned today?
Right now I am grateful for...
Tomorrow I intend to feel...
Do you have a nightly skin or beauty routine? It doesn't have to be a complicated - taking the time to treat your skin is a wonderful self care ritual. Additionally, a mindful physical activity such as Gua Sha, facial massage or doing a face mask can help bring your awareness away from a busy mind and ground busy energy in your body.
Do Not Disturb
As well as the stimulation of light, we really do think it's best to stay away from technology, and scrolling, no matter how tempting. Not that into reading? Try a soothing playlist instead...which doesn't necessarily have to be sounds of rain or the ocean. We recently put together some new scent playlists to compliment our bathing line.
The Star of the Show
Literally meaning "to lie down and go to sleep", our Nerumae Sleep Mist is a bespoke blend of Mandarin, Lavender, Geranium and Frankincense to help bring you into a wonderful state of calm before bed, evoking a snoozy mood. Spray it on your pillow or fill your room that evening. It's also a great one to spritz if you wake in the night and are struggling to fall back to sleep.