When we think of wellness and being healthy, we often think of things like signing up for fitness classes, buying green juices, or booking facials. And while we love the idea of treating yourself (you deserve it!), there are several ways to bring wellness into your own home that are just as healthy and more cost-effective.
Does your home bring you comfort and joy? Is it a safe space that provides a reprieve from modern-day problems, like stress and overstimulation? No matter where you live, creating a healthy environment is essential to feeling your best.
From food and beauty to organization, here are a few wellness tips to try at home.
If you’re looking to refuel, try making your own matcha latte. Along with increased energy, it’s been shown to boost metabolism and help skin glow – without the jitter-filled buzz that can sometimes happen with coffee. Only a few ingredients are needed to make matcha, and here’s a three-step recipe to get you started!
Whether it’s a green juice or a wheatgrass shot, combining a few of your favorite fruits and veggies is a great way to jump-start your morning routine. The fresh produce you purchase is not only cheaper than spending $7 on a packaged or store-bought juice, but it also gives you more control over the ingredients you’d like to use.
Looking for a daily dose of probiotics? Kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, and miso all contain plenty of gut-friendly probiotic bacteria. You can stock your fridge with these or try making them on your own. Just be sure to read labels! Most fermented foods without added ingredients can be found in glass jars in the refrigerated aisle of food stores.
Nothing looks or feels as good as glowing skin! Save time and money by creating a DIY face mask using foods you already have at home! Here are two easy recipes for you to try. Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, lather your face, and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons raw oats
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 banana
Calming Bubble Baths
After a long day at work, coming home to a warm bubble bath is exactly what your mind and body need to de-stress and relax. Listen to music and add your favorite essential oils (we like lavender and vitamin E!) to leave your skin feeling fresh and moisturized!
Scrubs are great for exfoliating and getting rid of dead skin, and making one at home is a simple way to hydrate your entire body. We recommend using coconut oil as the base to help reduce inflammation and moisturize your skin. Mix together 2 cups of coconut oil, 1 cup of Epsom salts, and 8–10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Store in a tight container and use in the shower!
Do you have a junk drawer that you pile things into but rarely clean out? To help minimize stress and feel more at ease, don’t let your closet or drawers pile up with old belongings. Donate clothes you haven’t worn for the past two seasons and throw out miscellaneous items you no longer use.
Natural Cleaning Products
Having a clean home is so important, but finding cleaning products that are natural and good for your health can be difficult. That’s why we encourage you to make your own cleaning products – so you know exactly which ingredients they contain. Here are a few of our favorite DIY cleaning products that can be found right in your own home!
Houseplants aren’t just being used to help decorate or brighten a room; they’re also good for your health! As one of the best natural air purifiers, houseplants regulate humidity, boost your mood, and help reduce stress. If you’re a little hesitant about “going green,” start small by adding succulents, which are low maintenance and perfect for beginners.
As you can see, there are so many ways to create a healthier and happier home. Remember, you don’t have to tackle all these items at once. Try a few and let us know what works best for you!
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