A Nightly Self Care Bath Routine

Here at Caring Coconut, our goal is to help you create your own personal happy space right at home. We want you to make it a habit to visit that space regularly, that way it's less of a leap when you need it the most! We've found the best way to achieve that goal is by keeping it simple and curating a collection of self-care items for you to use in your daily bath or shower routine. You are very busy, maybe even stressed and that is even more reason to start your plan today. Go through these steps for building your new self-care routine.
Plan a Time Frame - Depending on what time your spouse gets home from work or when your children fall asleep this will vary person to person. I am personally a big fan of putting a relaxing end to a long days work so I recommend a nightly bath. Talk to your spouse about taking over the bedtime responsibilities of the children. It can be difficult to ask your spouse for help and support, but you can't simply assume that your partner will notice when you are in distress. Sometimes, you have to ask for help. You must be willing to step aside and receive support when you are exhausted from work or family responsibilities. It's not just during the really stressful times either. Continue to seek help even when things are going well, practicing self-care on regular basis is important for your mental health and for the health of your relationships as well.
Setting the Stage - Power down all electronics and slip into that hot water!  When a tense body enters the hot water it increases the body's temperature and relaxes the muscles. Relaxing the muscles not only soothes us physically, but also mentally, and many of us need that peace of mind at the end of the day. By making sure to turn off all screens it will help reset and refocus our appreciation and gratitude for the lives we have been given. Meditating on these positive thoughts before bedtime not only improves your current mood better preparing you for sleep, it also impacts how cheerful and alert you are the next day as well. Now that's a gift that keeps on giving!
Treat Yourself - What can adding handcrafted skin care items by Caring Coconut do to enhance your new self-care routine?  Whether it's a delightful new bar of your favorite smelling artisan soap, a face mask, milk & oatmeal bath, or our Dream Weaver lotion just make sure you start with at least one product that makes you feel good. Inhaling your favorite scent stimulates your limbic system, which controls the emotions, the heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, and hormone balance. Conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety, baby blues or postpartum depression can all be assisted by bathing with our products. Aromatherapy is proven to increase levels of serotonin, which is the chemical produced by the brain associated with happiness and well being. This is only a short list of the amazing benefits can be achieved just by adding a few luxurious self-care items to your daily regimen. Although they may all seem like small things on their own, practicing this new daily habit can add up to big change over time.
Don't Give Up - No matter how well we may have structured our plans, it’s almost inevitable that we sometimes lose motivation, a child gets sick, your spouse works late, you get too busy, or simply forget about it. That's ok just start back as soon as possible. Want accountability? Share your plan with other people you interact with on social and tag us @caringcoconut. 
It doesn't have to be perfect, to start. You can do this. You need to do this. You deserve to do this and we're cheering for you!
Happy Bathing!
Lila McDermid
Mom and Maker
Caring Coconut 
Photo of our product by Fence and Frill

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