Put your coziest flannel on, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows, and light that fall-ish scented candle. Let’s daydream about our next pamper routine together!
If you, like we here at the Anjou office, have been feeling down because of the change of the seasons, we might have some feel-good-tips for you! It may be raining cats and dogs outside and maybe you are not ready to store your flowy summer dresses in the back of the closet – but hey – these times are perfect for a pamper routine, amirite?!
Here is the tested and approved Anjou version of a classic pamper routine:
Let’s Get Right Into It
To kick things off, we are starting with a good old bubble bath. Find the ideal temperature for you, drop a fun, floral bath bomb into the water, and watch it fizzle.
We recommend this Anjou gift set that comes with 6 ultra-sized bath bombs. Not only are they infused with essential oils to create a relaxing aromatherapy ambiance for your pamper routine; but they also contain dried flowers for that extra-special ~you are the queen~ feeling.
While the water is running, Anjou highly recommends to pour yourself a glass of wine, champagne, or a fancy beverage of your choice. We totally support the full-blown pamper routine extravaganza and think we all should indulge in pompousness once in a while.
Create the Ambiance
Hey, let’s go ALL OUT for this one. We think the sky is the limit when it comes to creating the perfect atmosphere for your pamper routine. First of all, there has to be a nicely scented candle. Light up that wick, breathe in the calming aromatherapy scents, and completely let go of all things that just frustrated and infuriated you.
But candles are just the beginning in setting the scene for your pamper routine. If you happen to have some spare flowers from a secret admirer (hey, that could be yourself!), why not festoon the bath water with some petals? Make yourself feel like a movie star, a queen from ancient times, or a slightly spoilt ordinary mortal that puts petals in their bath water ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
And finally, what is a pamper routine without an ideal soundtrack? Whether this is your favorite relaxing playlist, an interesting podcast, or the Best of Lionel Richie it does not really matter. The key point is that your ears need something to unwind to as well and you should give it to them.
During the Soul Relaxation
For a complete pamper routine we recommend to not just take care of your soul, but also your skin and hair! While you are relaxing in your bath, let a face mask do its wonders on your complexion! Benefit from the pore-opening steam produced by the hot bath and have the properties penetrate your skin deeper.
Also, your hair will be able to better absorb beneficial ingredients from your hair mask with the warmth. So while you are leaving the daily grind behind you and relax your soul in the bathtub, you can take care of your skin and hair for a wholesome pamper routine.
And last but definitely not least: did you know you can add a couple of essential oil drops to your normal body lotion? Amp up any standard, boring smelling moisturizer with a relaxing/mood-boosting/invigorating scent to prolong the pamper routine feeling until the next shower.
We recommend Sweet Orange if you are experiencing ~Summertime Sadness~. Additionally – from experience we can guarantee – you will be showered in compliments and will spread citrus-y happiness wherever you go. Possible side effects: sudden cravings for some orange wedges.
If you have come to accept that fall is here and winter is coming, maybe we can interest you in some cinnamon essential oil. Not only does it stimulate blood circulation, it also has some emotional benefits like boosting your self-confidence. Not to mention the Christmas spirit you will bring with this jolly scent.
We hope you will hop out of the bathtub feeling a thousand bucks and more! Everyone deserves a pinch of narcissism in form of a pamper routine every once in a while. And of course, you can feel free to add or subtract as many steps as you like to find the most relaxing pamper routine for your own gusto.
But you should definitely let us know in the comments below if we missed a crucial step :).