• Tips + Tricks: Rest & Reset


    Feeling frazzled? Unwind with Alvina Bokhari and a collection of teas and aromatherapy oils that will soothe even the most stressed out souls.
    Photos by Anna Ottum

    Above: The Adorn Essential Oils Set

    Aromatherapy oils can be a godsend for those who like to rely on all-natural remedies when it comes to chilling out. The Adorn Essential Oils Set comes with three separate oils, all meant to treat something different.

    First, there's Breathe Easy, a clarifying blend of eucalyptus and peppermint that helps clear the mind for a stress-reducing effect on the body. When you're feeling stressed, dab a drop of the oil on each wrist and breathe deeply to feel calmed. 

    Next in the set is Beauty Sleep, a relaxing blend of lavender, pine, and chamomile to help ease you to sleep. To dispense the scent in a wider area, mix 1 part essential oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray onto your pillow before bed. (Just make sure to let dry before settling in for the night, obviously.)

    Last in the set is Refresh + Detox, a blend of ginger, palmarosa, and rosemary to help energize. We like dropping a few drops into our morning shower or bath to help wake us up for the day.


    For another all-natural way to unwind, there's HUM Nutrition Vitamins which rely on herbs and nutrients to help naturally boost energy and keep stress levels low. The Big Chill capsules rely on the herb Rhodiola to help relieve stress and enhance focus while calming anxiety. The brand's overwhelmingly positive reviews make them a go-to for people who are just dipping their toes into the vitamin world. When you're feeling super stressed, take one pill with food, like you would a normal vitamin, and let the herbs mellow you out. Think of it as a cup of tea, but in pill form.

    Above: HUM Nutrition Vitamins
    Above: Keeko Oil Pulling Lucky Dip Packets

    If your usual toothpaste has been leaving something to be desired, give oil pulling a whirl. Made to be used easily on-the-go, these individually wrapped coconut oil packets from Keeko make oil pulling a breeze. To use them, warm the packet up in your hard before pouring into your mouth. Then, swirl and swish for 5-15 minutes, before spitting out. After you spit out, you can use a toothbrush to get any leftover residue on your teeth. Finally, rinse your mouth with water. After continued usage, your mouth will feel fresher and cleaner.

    Above: Kusmi Tea Wellness Tea Assortment

    For all the tea lovers out there, the Kusmi Tea Wellness Tea Assortment covers all the bases. In the set, there's Be Cool, an herbal blend to unwind + relax; Detox, a stimulating mix to revitalize the body + mind; BB Detox, which helps give skin a break with a nourishing blend that refreshes complexion; Boost, an energizing mix to give busy minds a moment of peace; and Sweet Love, a blend that awakens the senses with a luscious, irresistible mix of herbs.

    Above: Aquarian Soul Incense Kit


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