WHY YOU NEED A SHOWER-TIME RITUAL

Cleansing is not just a matter of hygiene; it can be a powerful self-care ritual that can help you clear away any (negative) energy you’ve absorbed from others during the day and prepare you for a deeply restful night’s sleep ahead.

According to Dr. Masaru Emoto, water carries energy and it is made up of molecules that respond to our vibration, to sounds like music, as well as words and their intentions. So, rather than hopping in and out of the shower rather unconsciously, you could try reframing your thinking and treat every shower like a precious ritual. Here’s how to do it:

RECLAIM YOUR “ME-TIME”.

Things can get busy and some days can get really hectic, we get certainly get that.  However, we can control our choices and decide on how effortlessly we will flow throughout each day.  If you are struggling to find precious “me-time” then a shower ritual is the perfect antidote to a lack of personal and mental space. Reframe your narrative and declare the shower as your therapy chamber. Schedule in your evening visits making sure you wash away the day right before you’re ready to jump into bed. We think it is the best way to end a busy day.

CHOOSE TOXIC-FREE, PURE ALTERNATIVES TO WASH AWAY THE DAY.

You can’t have a self-care shower ritual by adding toxic nasties such as parabens and petrochemicals on your body.  Not only will they wreak havoc with your endocrine system, they will also compromise your skin, your mood, and your overall immunity.  Our al.ive body wash range features carefully chosen botanicals that will gently cleanse but also nurture your skin, whilst preserving your natural oils.

HEIGHTEN YOUR SENSES AND PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

Moment-by-moment awareness is something we tend to forget during the course of the day. Your shower ritual presents the perfect opportunity to regain that powerful practice of mindfulness. Eliminate all distractions and pay real attention to the feeling of the water and breathe in the gorgeous aroma of your chosen product. Tell yourself that for the next 10 minutes, the world stops, and this is your time.

TAKE A MOMENT TO BE GRATEFUL

Gratitude has powerfully transformative abilities.  During your shower ritual pick three things from your day that you can be grateful for.  It has been shown that a regular gratitude practice has the capacity to alter the neuroplasticity in our brains. Imagine then, what this can do for your mood and your outlook on life!

LOVE YOURSELF BACK WITH INTENTIONAL TOUCH

To complete your shower-time ritual, finish off by moisturising with our al.ive body  range of body lotions. Just like your face, the rest of your skin craves moisture, but to add to that, the body also craves touch, which is why you feel wonderful after a massage or a hug. Massage your skin with our body lotion and feel the aroma of the essential oils nourishing you as you reconnect with yourself.

It’s never too late to start your shower ritual. Choose from our range of stunning hand and body wash and hand and body lotions, which are available online and through our wonderful stockists.