WEEKEND SELF RITUAL Concoct your own floral infused oil and indulge in the ritual of self-massage.
A great self-care ritual to give your body the it deserves is a massage. Who doesn’t like massages? Not only do they help improve circulation and release tension in the body, but they are also detoxing and help to improve your mood.
Before beginning this ritual, create your very own flower-infused body oil.
Tools and Ingredients:
Oil(s) of your choice
Dried flowers/herbs of your choice
To begin, you’ll first need to take your mason jar (making sure it’s completely clean and dry) and fill it halfway with the herbs and flowers of your choice. Then, fill the remainder of the jar with your choice of oil and seal the jar tightly. Next, bring water to a simmer in the saucepan, where you will place the mason jar, and let simmer for one to two hours. During this time, take this opportunity to bask in the negative ions by reading a good book or magazine—no electronics. Once your oil is done simmering, carefully remove the jar from the pan (it will be hot!) and strain the oil. Strain through two layers of cheesecloth, making sure to squeeze any excess oil out of the flowers and herbs.
Not sure which oils or flowers to use? Our favorite oil infusion is a blend of olive oil, sunflower oil, and sesame oil with only rose petals, but you can use any oils and flowers/herbs.
Now that your homemade floral oil is ready, you’re ready to begin your self-massage. Starting with the feet, massage in a circular motion, moving upward toward the heart. Make sure you to spend time on your feet, legs, hands, arms, and shoulders. - 19 hours ago