Winter Solstice: A relaxing routine for the longest night

Winter Solstice: A relaxing routine for the longest night

by Lucy Johnson


Tuesday, 21 June marks the Winter Solstice for 2022. During the Winter Solstice, the sun travels the shortest path through the sky resulting in the day of the year with the least sunlight and therefore, the longest night.

While this might mean longer dark hours, don’t fret! This is the perfect opportunity to settle in and hibernate at home. There are many ways to turn your home into a cosy sanctuary, whether it’s filling your space with dreamy aromas, running a steamy bath to wind down or treating yourself to a home spa day, here are a few ways to mark the occasion and indulge yourself.

Home spa night

Research shows that our brains are impacted by the level of sun exposure we get. In winter, and particularly around the darkest periods like the Solstice, our serotonin levels are more likely to drop due to less time basking in the sun. Treat your body and soul to a much-needed recharge with a home spa night this Winter Solstice.

If you are lucky enough to have a bath in your home, now is the time to make the most of it. A restful dip in warm water is just the thing to pass the time. Spa Relaxing Magnesium & Mineral Bath Salts not only provides soothing aromatics, but the salts also work to ease tension and loosen the muscles after a long day.

To provide further aromatherapy comfort, try diffusing some key essential oils to spread the spa beyond the bathroom.

 

Aromatic evening

The Ambient Essential Oil Diffuser is the perfect way evoke a sense of calm, with the gentle mist spreading your scent of choice throughout the home for up to eight hours – that’s plenty of time to reset and relax. With just a few drops of Essential Oils, feel your tension melt away. Mandarin, Bergamot and Lavender come together in our Calm Blend, which as the name suggests, is sure to provide fast relief from any mid-week stressors.

 

Skin solstice

Take this downtime as an opportunity to mask up and detoxify your skin. In the hustle and bustle of the work week it can be hard to find time for yourself. Make the most of the Solstice dark hours to apply a clay mask, like our Spirit Green Clay & Manuka Honey Purifying Face Mask. The Green Clay draws out congestion while honey works to heal and hydrate. Leave this on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Finish up your evening with an Overnight Repair Sleep Mask, to start your post-solstice day refreshed and completely regenerated. Hopefully between this luxurious evening routine, and plenty of dark hours for a restful sleep, you’ll feel brand new.