What is self-care?
The World Health Organization defines self-care as “The ability of individuals, families and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a health-care provider”. This means that self care can detail many things like hygiene, making beneficial lifestyle choices, and overall prioritizing yourself. These practices are all the things EveryDay Health describes as steps an individual can take to manage stressors in his or her life and take care of his or her own health and well-being.
Skincare for Self-care
Skincare practices like using a facial kit regimen and body scrubs in the shower, can leave not only your body refreshed and rejuvenated, but also your mind. Self care has many benefits and works to center and ground your mind, body, and soul. Caring for your skin, which is your body’s largest organ, is literally, caring for yourself, and that’s one of the best things you can do for you! Using products with good quality ingredients you can trust is one of the best ways you can care for yourself, because it shows that you value what you put on your skin.
Here at herb’neden we use only essential oils in our scented products. Essential oils have therapeutic benefits, and can make a positive impact on your health and well-being, so as you advance your hygiene practices, you advance your self care as well.
September is Self Care awareness month and herb’neden encourages you to take the time to be intentional with your self care practices. We urge you to be present in every moment whether that moment be when applying body oil, or going the extra step with your skincare routine. When you practice self care, you place an intention on making you feel good about yourself.
Scrubbing the skin using our body scrubs is a luxurious and intentional form of self care. We have a range of scrubs that effectively exfoliate the skin and help to remove dead skin revealing a natural skin glow.
Follow this step with one of our sisal cloths in conjunction with one of our all natural, handmade, soap bars or body wash for a cleansing scrub action that leaves skin radiant and nourished.
Making a mask with our clays and powders is a great opportunity for the mind and body to unwind. The act of mixing your own mask is a great way to be involved with creating something special just for you.