A Guide to Well-Being

In our often busy lives, we sometimes forget the most important aspect of well-being: taking care of ourselves. Take time for yourself every day, whether it's a relaxing bath, a walk in nature, or just a few minutes of meditation. By consciously spending time on yourself, you not only restore yourself physically, but also help reduce stress.

Start your day with meditation

Take 5 to 10 minutes every morning to meditate. Morning meditation gives you a positive energy boost, getting you ready for the day ahead. A daily short meditation of 5 minutes can help reduce stress, improve concentration, enhance sleep, and maintain emotional balance. 

Burning a scented candle adds atmosphere to your morning meditation. With its clear scent, No.07 Voyage Vetiver is perfect perfect for starting the day calmly.

Take a relaxed but active posture by sitting upright in bed or on the couch. Close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and take your moment to relax. During meditation, try to experience complete silence within yourself. If your thoughts wander, don't worry, try to refocus on your breathing. After meditation, you'll be ready to start your day zen.

An energizing shower or relaxing bath

Enjoy a refreshing start to your day with a cold shower. A cold shower can provide a delightful refreshment, waking you up immediately in the morning. Although it takes some getting used to, a cold shower brings numerous benefits, ranging from a strengthened immune system to improved circulation. The main benefit? An invigorating cold shower immediately puts you in the right mindset for the day. Combine this routine with the Foaming Body Wash in No.09 Lemon Notes, with scent notes of lemongrass, bergamot, and citrus for a fresh kick in the morning. 

When starting a cold shower, it's advisable to use lukewarm water first. This helps your body adjust to the temperature changes. Then gradually lower the temperature. As the cold water flows over your skin, focus on your breathing by inhaling calmly and deeply, and exhaling slowly. 

If you're not a fan of cold showers and seek relaxation after a busy day, opt for a relaxing bath more often. Taking a relaxing bath is an activity that has been done for centuries - and for good reason. Psychologist Neil Morris conducted research in 2002 on the psychological effects of bathing. His findings show that during a bath, we produce the happiness hormone serotonin, while the warm water relieves stress. In short, bathing, as believed by ancient Romans and Chinese, promotes relaxation. 

By using warm scents alongside a warm bath, you create an ultimately calming environment. Make your relaxing bath ritual complete with the Refillable Scented Candle in No.10 Rock Roses or No.14 Courage des Bois. These scents contribute to the overall soothing atmosphere, allowing you to let go of the day's stress and fully enjoy the relaxation moment.

"Scents contribute to the overall soothing atmosphere, allowing you to let go of the day's stress and fully enjoy the relaxation moment."

Walking in nature

Take more moments to walk in nature. Walking is healthy in numerous ways. It improves your fitness, strengthens your muscles and bones, increases your lung capacity, stimulates blood circulation and metabolism, and lowers your blood pressure. By walking outdoors on a sunny day, you produce vitamin D, which is good for your immune system. Mentally, a walk can also help - clearing your mind or becoming more creative and coming up with new ideas. No time for a walk? Incorporate it into your daily routine. For example, walk to work or take a fifteen-minute walk in the park during your lunch break.

Scent and Space

It's important that we take a moment for ourselves every day. In practice, there are days when this is a bit more challenging. By adding scent to your living spaces, such as your living room or bathroom, this can help positively influence your mood without requiring extra time. Our fragrance sticks spread a subtle scent throughout the day that stimulates the senses. Opt for a sparkling scent such as No.12 Objets d’Amsterdam for an energetic atmosphere at home, or choose a warm scent like No.14 Couragse des Bois for a feeling of security.