Self-Care Through the Changing of Seasons
Written by VY Ambassador, Sarah Schwefel
Sarah Schwefel is certified in endocannabinoid medicine from the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine
In the dark colder days of winter we often rely on self-care routines for comfort. Perhaps a hot cup of tea along side a hot bath to warm us up and bring us feelings of comfort and serenity on cold winter nights. As the days get warmer and brighter it is easy to loose track of our self-care. Our days are getting longer and our calendars are filling up. However, now is the time more than ever to focus on keeping these important routines and make the changes necessary to fill our cups, so we have more to pour from later to soak up all the summer fun!
The changing of seasons is one constant we all have in life, along with having to care for ourselves. Here are some ways we can practice self love and care in the changing seasons...
A relaxing bath is always nice, but after a hot summer day, a cold shower may sound more refreshing. Having a chronic illness myself, my body needs the benefits a CBD and botanical soak Vital You bath bombs bring, but also hot water after a 90 plus degree day in the desert doesn’t sound too refreshing.
To soak in the benefits without a full bath, I love to enjoy a relaxing foot soak with their mini bath bombs. Available in Deep and Goddess, they are everything we know and love in Vital You bath bombs, just a mini version perfect to help relax our bodies while in the shower, or watching our favorite show while soaking our feet. Also, sandal season has arrived and a foot soak with a mini bath bomb brings the spa home, and leaves our feet feeling so soft and pampered after.
The warmer months mean more time outside soaking in the sun rays, having fun with our friends and families. Unfortunately, it can also put a lot of stress on our skin, leaving us needing a refreshing boost. Carrying a toner spray in my bag is a MUST to keep my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.
Vital You toner sprays are made with lavender and rose hydrosol that keep our skin clean and fresh- filled with antiseptic and antibacterial properties, while also bringing our skin a moisturizing and cooling sensation. There is an array of toner blends; Zen, Chill, Upendo, and Pure that all hydrate and tone the skin while enhancing feelings of calmness, each with their own purpose.
I love to reach for Zen to de-stress and take a moment to breath and relax, and Pure is great for after a day in the pool to refresh my sun kissed skin. Keep one in your bag to de-stress in traffic, perhaps on a summer road trip? Refresh your skin after a evening stroll, or use the toner as a hydrating and refreshing burst to start your day.
Cannabinoids are great for soothing our skin after a day in the sun and a face mask is the perfect way to unwind and give our skin the nourishment it needs and deserves. Fusing herbal medicine and hemp to create a unique healing experience, the Goddess face mask is hydrating and nourishing with a blend of two brightening clays, three types of oils, and their Goddess blend of essential oils. Perfect to combat maskne, sunburnt skin, dry skin, or simply for a moment to hit refresh and give our skin the love it deserves.
Last but not least, is my favorite way to make sure I keep self care at the forefront of my life, the Vital You Trinity Box. It is a monthly subscription packed to the brim with exclusive and unreleased hand selected products from Vital You and other small businesses they love. Each month has a different theme that fits perfectly in the time of the world/season we are in. I love getting a box of self care goodies that takes the brain-work out of self-care and reminds me that no matter the time of year or season, there is always time for self love and care.
The changes in routine from each season can be exciting and exhausting. Finding ways to recharge our batteries is a must. Be gentle with yourself and take time to reflect on what changes your self care routine may need along with the changing seasons. And always remember no matter what we have going on in our lives, we all deserve to take moments to ourselves; to give our bodies the self love and care it needs and deserves.
Any way you choose Vital You, don't forget to bring your self-care routines with you while you spring forward into the next season!