Favorite Ways to Wind Down

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I don’t think we can stress enough how important it is to take time for yourself.

Sometimes, we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget to carve time out of our week to take a step back and just relax. It’s important to get away for a moment every once in a while.

Find somewhere peaceful where you can get back to you.

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” — Sydney J. Harris

We asked our fans …

What are your favorite ways to wind down after a long day or week?

We hope their ideas inspire you to take more time for yourself as well!

This is what they said:

hilaryssoapbox: Bath salts with lavender and ylang ylang!

oxcaput7xo: Long baths that include a eucalyptus and peppermint infused epsom bath and Calgon. I light lemon scented candles around the house then burn sage in my porch whilst reading and drinking green tea ginger tea with mint from my garden.

autumnmamabear15: Lighting a few candles and whisking away in a warm bath with a lavender soak then curling up with my husband and dog to end the evening. Might even sneak in a chocolate chip cookie somewhere in that pure bliss. (Normally I’d say a glass of wine but I’m pregnant.)

somethingoodineveryday: I always love lighting candles or incense, doing some stretches to loosen up, drinking my green tea, and reading with my cat by my side 🙂

nuworldbotanicals: Aromatherapy Meditation Bath with Pink Himalayan Sea Salts & 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils of Frankincense, Sandalwood, Orange & Jasmine.

ajhacker03: Our homemade bath bombs with coconut oil, wild orange, clove and cinnamon essential oils.

Savoir Savon Apothicaire: A rose clay facial mask and a long bath with a healthy scoop of botanical Bath Soak… and a glass of wine, of course!

Gina McNeil: Dry brush, gentle sesame oil massage, hot shower with essential oil or fresh eucalyptus draped over showerhead, moisturize with icy cool peppermint body lotion.

Sandi Rutz: A luscious long soak in the tub with essential oils, Epsom salt and a loving foot scrub followed by peppermint foot cream, and lavender and sandalwood body lotion.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this post. Your feedback inspires us to make more time for ourselves and explore new products and recipes.

Sometimes, creating your own spa day at home will do just the trick. We hope all the recipes that fill the pages of Willow and Sage encourage you to experiment with different ingredients to create products that give you just what you need during your time alone.


Here are some ideas for your relaxing spa days at home:


Citrus and Bentonite Mask            Willow and Sage Botanicals          Pumpkin Souffle Candle Kit



What are your favorite ways to wind down after a long day/week? Share with us below …


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