Today is National Relaxation Day, a day designed to encourage people to unwind and decompress. Although Thursday is a questionable choice for a relaxation holiday (really, shouldn’t it be Sunday instead?), find some time to pamper yourself and kick back with one of these de-stressing finds.
Add a few capfuls of this infusion to your bath to help with blood flow (essential for a healthy body and detoxing after stressful situations since blood is what carries oxygen and nutrients to the body's organs). It's also designed to help counteract fluid retention while serving to invigorate the body and mind.
Tune out your boss with this relaxtion-promoting tea concentrate. It's also formulated to help sharpen concentration and sooth an irritable stomach.
Sugarwish Box, $25 and up
Sugar has long been thought to trigger the “feel-good” hormones and, according to Salt Sugar Fat, it's a connection that can be traced back to infancy. Instead of fighting it, embrace it via this newly launched delivery program, which delivers sweets to you and your loved ones in a fun, portion-controlled way.
Spruce Bath, $32.95
Formulated with spruce essential oil, which is known to help alleviate tight muscles and encourage deep breathing, this oil will also work to leave your skin moisturized.
For a quick and easy no-frills after work detox, simply pop this wrap (filled with rice and a blend of lavender, chamomile and citrus) into the microwave for 30 seconds and drape it around your neck and shoulders.
Stack Wines, $15
Alcohol has long been known to have a relaxing effect, but like sugar, it's best enjoyed in moderation. Stacked Wines allows for just that — plus you don't need to worry about having a corkscrew or glassware because the bottle is made up of four sealed and disposable single serving glasses of wine.
Troubled sleep is a leading cause of stress, and to that end, this bath additive is specifically designed for restful sleep. It's formulated with fast-dissolving salts and essential oils, all of which are designed to ease the tensions that contribute to troublesome slumber.