Secrets to a Good Night’s sleep!

photo sleeping toolsInsomnia and stress are two issues women are concerned about an bring up to me about in my beauty business. I take their needs very serious and wanted to post about getting your beauty sleep and perhaps help you.

Here is a healthy pattern to consider nightly: Before you got to sleep or bed…Have a warm cup of calming Holy Basil or chamomile tea.

If you’re no into tea…a warm glass of milk will do. Take a warm bath with cheap Epsom salts.They are AMAZING and relax your muscles and detoxify too.I know what you’re thinking you’re not a bath person! BUT when you can’t sleep and have nights of insomnia this is worth a try. THEY WORK.

Shut off ANY electronics…Only got to bed with your sweetie or yourself not a phone,tablet and more.

Place a few drops of Aura Cacia lavender essential oil into a spray bottle with some distilled or spring water.Spray your room with this relaxing spray.

OR try Serious Insomnia by Jimm Harrison Aromatherapy on a cotton pad and take a sniff, This aromatherapy oil takes you from frazzled and stress to feeling fabulous.

A white noise machine is another useful tool. Turn it on for the ocean,birds tweeting on a spring day and more.My husband loves ours.

If you can’t go to sleep and do get up…go ahead and get up and go into another room and watch TV or read a book or magazine until you feel sleepy. OR do what I love to do and unclutter your head by writing things down in a notebook.

NEVER go to sleep angry with your spouse or children…you will NOT sleep well. Kiss & make up.

Just Breathe!

Are you in a HOLI-gaze?

I see shoppers every day either shopping at my beauty business or at other places. People seem to have a glazed look over their eyes gazing into another place or space.

Tis’ the season for stress to be on the top of your Gift and To Do List. From now until New Years Eve you will me on a mission. Rushing,pleasing,traveling,last-minute shopping and cooking.

If you want to wind it down and I know you do. Try some of these tried and true simple recipes I love to do.Today,tomorrow or into new years eve.

Lavender is your friend in any form! Soap,body lotion,cologne, room spray and more. No matter what formsย  you use they will work wonders for you.This essential oil fragrance is awesome. You can even sprinkle lavender-scented baby powder on your sheets,pillows or blankets.

Buy some Chamomile TEA…I love the simple pleasures and relaxing joy I get from sipping this tea.To some is an acquired taste but is an amazing relaxing tea. Serve it as hot tea not cold to benefit best.

Try “Chill Pill” by Aura Cacia sprays away the stress that gets you down.Don’t spread stress around.

Epsom salt baths are a CHEAP thrill! Soak the cares of the day away in a scoop of Epsom salts in a bath tub of warm toย  water.

Massage your feet with Vaseline that you added a drop of peppermint oil (not the craft kind but an essential oil for the body) Your feet will love you and your skin will love it too.Peppermint essential oil even the slightest drop I recommend for this beauty recipe makes you feel good.It is also an appropriate seasonal delight. Afterwards give your feet the white sock treat !!! Put your feet in clean white cotton socks. I prefer loose (not tight ones) and wake up with hydrated better looking feet.

Book an escape and get a massage!Take care of yourself…take a TIME OUT just for you.

My husband and I love to do this monthly and bi-monthly when time allows.It is good for your health!

I love the happy calm look my husband has after he gets out of the treatment room from his massage at Massage Envy. Priceless!

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Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. It not only makes your skin look better but makes you FEEL amazing and gives you more energy to think on your feet too.

Above all enjoy the beauty of this holiday season and remember you are LOVED by me!

I hope you have and will continue to enjoy my beauty and lifestyle blog.

I hope you had a wonderful Chanukah season and now wish those of you a Merry Christmas!

xoxo

How To Create a Place for Relaxation & …

10-26-2013 Kumasi & NOREEN PHOTO -1Get a good night’s sleep!

Today on TV I will share some easy inexpensive and effective ways to create calm when ALL the crazy and beautiful holidays are coming.

My Top Ten List

Select a cozy lounge chair,beautiful lamp and blanket to wrap yourself in.

A zen like statue,subliminal signs like ones that say “RELAX,A day at the Beach,Love,Peace”

Candles battery operated or the real thing.

Salt Lamps good for your health and mood.Just looking at them in your room lit up makes you feel a sense of calm.

Fresh flowers, herbs or orchid plant to purify the air and to go to sleep by.

Spray the room with aromatic room spray scents like lavender & vanilla. The Febreeze brand has come out with a new sleep spray scent.http://www.febreeze.com

Sleep on pillow cases,sheets and blankets that are NOT wild patterns or colors.I love the beautiful spiritual sayings on the pillow cases by http://www.irestmycaseinc.com You may browse and shop them at etsy.com/shop/irestmycaseinc

Tired Eyes,Allergy Eyes or Migraine eyes call for COOL eye mini eye masks just like the DAY SPAS use.

Sleep masks DO WORK and get you in the mood.I love the ones by http://www.marygreen.com

Sipping chamomile tea or warm milk work wonders.

Listen to music like they play at the spas. My fave artists and CD’s are David Young Bliss or Solace and George Skaroulis Sanctuary. You’ve gotta own at least one of these.

Apply a LUXURIOUS lotion that makes you feel good or an herb type towelette that assures relaxation like http://www.herbenessentials.com

I LOVE to surround myself with things that make me happy.

ALL of the above will put you in the mood for REST and a catch some ZZZZZ’s. Share with me what works for you! I always LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

I hope they help you and give you the beauty rest you WILL need!!

For a video footage from my TV appearance catch a peek at:http://www.news4jax.com later today.

Day 25 to beautiful skin

Become a Sleeping Beauty by sleeping. Guys or Gals we need a good night’s sleep.

Research shows if you TRY going to bed 15 minutes earlier,for four nights straight you’ll establish a pattern or routine where you get an extra hour of dark circle-zapping and not look so tired rest.
It is necessary to get at least eight hours of sleep.

Say no to coffee of caffeine drinks after 3:00pm and avoid exercise at least three hours before bedtime.

Get some zzzzzzzzzzzzz”s….IF you can’t fall asleep. Get out of bed and make some chamomile hot tea or drink a glass of milk. They really work~most of the time.
I travel lots and am often in different time zones.So, I know these drinks help. If they don’t do it for you try a short warm epsom salt and lavender bath before you go to bed.

SWEET DREAMS!