Stess Free Holidays

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Can you believe it! What happens to the time? This year we here at SpaFromScratch want are goddesses to have the best holiday season ever. We are going to examine potential holiday problems, create solutions to them, and give you back that Christmas spirit that sometimes seems to fade over the years.

How to Take Some “Me Time”

The life of a woman is often filled with the care and attention to others. We tend to take on an abundance of responsibilities such as: personal maintenance, cleaning, cooking, family scheduling, bookkeeping, etc. To top everything off, many of us also work outside the home. Often we become stressed and run down trying to juggle everything on a daily basis. When this happens it is hard for us to be effective, upbeat and patient.Getting “me time” can be tough. Even though it may seem hopeless, don’t give up. There is a way.

Don’t Think You Have Time for Meditation. Think Again.

I am a proponent of meditation and have been for a long time because I studied the research and understood the benefits of meditation. Unfortunately, I didn’t practice meditation because I never felt like I had the time. There were just way too many things I just had to get done. At least, that’s what I thought. Well I was dead wrong and have changed the “I don’t have time to meditate” to “I don’t have time not to meditate.”

Two Awesome French Lavender Essential Oil Recipes

Due to the higher concentration of linalool in high altitude French lavender it is the ideal essential oil for relaxation and stress relief. Enjoy these two wonderfully fragrant spa recipes using French lavender.

The Path to Ultimate Stress Relief

There are exercises, massages and aromas that can help bring temporary stress relief. However, ultimate stress relief rests in your mind. It really isn’t outside events that keep you stressed. It’s how you think about those events and the resulting action or inaction that keeps you up tight.

Destination Spas

Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the hurly burly day-to-day activities. It gives you a much needed chance to relax and regroup. So the next time you’re planning a get away, consider visiting a destination spa for a few days or longer if you can.

Laughter and Health

There is a close association between laughter and health. The more you laugh the better for your health. Countless studies have been done proving this point. This post will give you a short look at why it’s an important component to a healthy happy goddess.

Indoor Plants That Enhance Your Spa Day Experience

We talk a lot about scent and color to enhance your spa day experience. The topic of indoor house plants is not usually found in reference to a spa day, but it should be. Indoor plants can have a profound effect on your senses and make your spa day and every day a more beautiful, fragrant and healthy experience.

Best Indoor Water Fountains for Your Spa Day

Fountains are a wonderful relaxing addition to any spa day. Actually they’re great any time you want to create a relaxing atmosphere in your home. An indoor water fountain can be large and imposing or a simple addition to your desktop. The choices are pretty much limitless. In this post we’re going to discuss how to go about adding an indoor water fountain for your spa day or for relaxing anytime.

Don’t Have Time for a Spa Day? Think Again

All goddesses need to make time for a spa day. This post is for those who don’t think they have the time or think that having a spa day is too self-indulgent. Do you remember the fable about the farmer with the goose that laid the golden eggs?

Psychology of Color

To better relax, reduce stress or just enjoy yourself on your spa day, it’s important to understand the psychology of color. The psychology of color has been studied extensively. The next time you go to the store and pick out a box of cereal, know that the colors on that box have been researched. The goal of that research is to help you “choose” that box of cereal over a competing brand.

Quiet Your Mind with This Diffuser Recipe

Meditation is good for your body and mind. It helps to keep you balanced and calm, but sometimes it can be difficult to quiet your mind enough to have the most effective experience. That’s where the following diffuser recipes can help. If you prefer to burn incense rather than use a diffuser, you’ll need to know how to select good quality incense. So I’ve also included that information.

Quiet Your Mind – An Enhanced Spa Day Experience

A good spa tends to the psychological and physical well being of its clients. A good spa will quiet your mind in a variety of ways including the use of: color, music, massage, diffused scents and relaxing massages with therapeutic oils. It’s a wonderful experience, but most of us aren’t going to make it to the spa every day. (Wouldn’t that be wonderful?) There is one thing we can do to enhance our spa day experience at home. In fact, it’s something we can do to give us a 20 minute spa experience every day. We can meditate.

Wonderful Relaxing Spa Music for You and Your Pet

Because of my schedule, my spa “day” quite often only lasts for an hour or two. However, it always includes music that relaxes and refreshes me. Maybe I was a dog in my last life or something, but music that is supposed to be relaxing for Misty and Ebony, work for me the best. For those of you that are new here, Misty is my Yorkshire terrier pal and Ebony is my Heinz 57 Halloween cat.

Two Relaxing Essential Oil Recipes using Ylang Ylang

Every day has its stresses, but some days seem to be awful, often due to an accumulation of little things. You forget to set your alarm clock. You’re going to be late for work. You get to work and find out there’s going to be a layoff and you don’t know if you’re on the list. You get a call while at work, you’re kid has a fever and the school wants you to come pick him up. And on and on your day goes. You need a way to help you cope. That’s where the following two essential oil recipes come in. Quick to make essential oil recipes, particularly those made with ylang ylang are great rescuers you can use anytime.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Before you tell a loved one you intend travel to the heart of a snake infested jungle to join a rebel militia, light off a diffuser using ylang ylang essential oil. It might just save your loved one from going into shock or having the granddaddy of anxiety attacks or clobbering you for even considering such an idea. I recommend that because ylang ylang essential oil is noted for its ability to calm jangled nerves.

Stress Relief Strategies

In our hurly burly got to get it done yesterday world, negative stress has become an enormous problem. Along with it often come the headaches, upset stomachs and a variety of stress induced diseases. We want our goddesses to relax and enjoy life regardless of what life throws at them. Below are two easy stress relief recipes and additional tips to help them do just that.

Clary Sage Essential Oil – What You Need to Know

Clary sage has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for a wide variety of ailments. It is not unusual to find that science lags in its research to substantiate the purported health benefits of Clary sage or any other herbal remedy for that matter. With increased interest in herbal remedies, research is sure to continue in the health benefits of all herbal and essential oil remedies. That said, there is significance evidence that Clary sage oil should be one of those added to your must have list.

Essential Oils for Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Occasionally life has a habit of slapping us around in all sorts of ways. It can be something totally devastating such as the loss of someone we love or bad news about a health condition. It can be a worrisome event such as the loss of a job, a foreclosure on a home or divorce. When life gets rough, even goddesses must wrestle with the situation. The proper blend of essential oils for depression, anxiety and stress will help our divas weather the tough times.

A Christmas to Remember

Christmas is just around the corner and many of our friends who celebrate Christmas are strapped for cash. This creates stress, lots and lots of stress for those folks as they wonder how they can afford the gifts for friends, family and particularly children who are expecting a visit from Santa. This post is dedicated to you if you fit this picture.

Fragrant Candles to Enhance Your Life

If you buy or make fragrant candles, they will help you and your family in ways you might find surprising. Need to relax? Light a candle. Need to concentrate? Light a candle. Are you tired? Light a candle. You will need a selection of fragrant candles. Below are the fragrances you need to have on hand.

Really Good and Really Quick Stress Relief Techniques

Hurry up and relax will you? Come on, get with the program. I want you to relax right now because we don’t have all day. I’m looking at my watch right now and you’ve got exactly 35 seconds to relax. Got it?

Get Relaxed – A Life Changing Technique

This is only one of a series of posts on relaxation because being free of negative stress and stress of any kind if it is constant, is absolutely horrible for your health.