It's difficult to know how to relieve stress when you're feeling stretched and tired.
If you've had a bad day at work, it can be hard to come home and switch off, and find some mental relaxation from the day you've just had.
So, we have teamed up with ELEMIS, experts of the "spa-like tranquil atmosphere in the comfort of your own home", to find out how to relieve stress and find some peace from the daily grind.
Light a Candle
This is such an easy task, but one that will give you immediate relief and a sense of calm from your hectic day.
The soft lighting a candle produces has an effect on your overall mood and helps your brain to switch off and relax. The essential oils infused into the wax also have a profound effect on how you feel, so opt for soothing scents such as Patchouli and Lavender.
The ELEMIS Life Elixirs Sleep Candle is beautifully packaged in a dark purple jar, and contains essences of Palmarosa and Patchouli, alongside 10 others to help you switch off and unwind. Just remember to blow out the flame before you fall asleep!
Tidy your Personal Space
The old saying is that "a tidy house equals a tidy mind", and there is definitely some truth in that. If you have a tidy home, you feel organised, whereas a messy space can stress you out even further.
Choose a room that needs decluttering and tidying up, and commit to doing it until the job is done. Not only will you feel like you've achieved something great, you'll feel a lot more organised.
Run a Bath
There's nothing better than a warm bath at the end of a stressful day or week to help you unwind and relax. The warm water can help you to feel calm, while adding in bath elixirs will help to soothe any anxiety or undue stress.
Try the ELEMIS Sleep Bath and Shower Elixir, which contains 13 essential oils to help cocoon you in a world of relaxation. It not only nourishes and conditions the skin, but also fills the bathroom with a sleep-inducing scent.