In this day and age, we are collectively trying to increase how much we can get done in a day. We analyze the morning and night routines of the greats, listen to productivity podcasts, and time-batch the remaining hours. A gold star if you make it to 6 a.m. Pilates, another if you crush it at work, and a final shiny star if you make it to dinner with an old friend! Oftentimes, these hectic schedules leave us defeated and exhausted. I personally look forward to the sweet serendipity of a lazy day at home — one where I can apply my skincare products in peace and binge watch “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
As a self-proclaimed coziness expert, here are some products that will elevate your lazy day atmosphere.
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As a wellness die-hard, you probably already practice yoga and acupuncture for their calming abilities. But now, it is time to enter the big wide world of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to heal both your physical and emotional wellbeing. You can blend these oils together — each has its own medicinal value and scent — in your Vitruvi diffuser to create your own wellness cocktail. In fact, a 2006 study on the effects of aromatherapy shows that a blend of ylang ylang, bergamot and lavender diffused daily led to lower levels of stress and anxiety, blood pressure and cortisol. A crafted stone diffuser that looks great in your room while simultaneously improving your emotional health sounds like a win-win!
When the world feels cold and lonely, this coat is the hug you are so desperately searching for. The Homecoat is essentially an elevated snuggie — one you can wear in the company of others, sans judgement. In a world where activewear brands run amuck, Offhours launched in October 2018 and sells inactive-wear for the indoors. The brand has gained popularity thanks to The Homecoat’s chic, yet comfortable, design that celebrates the idea of inactivity. Wearable comforters but make it fashion — now that is something I can get behind.
C.E.O. Glow Oil
Let your stress glow and watch life immediately come together after applying a few drops of this vitamin C and turmeric face oil. Turmeric is having a moment right now; the ingredient is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. So, grab your turmeric tea, apply your turmeric face oil and get ready for a busy night of doing nothing.
Luxury Bathtub Tray
I do not take baths often but when I do, I make sure it is a production. A warm bath, in conjunction with Epsom salt, serves as the perfect detox. Soaking in Epsom salt promotes lymphatic drainage, stimulates circulation, and leads to softer skin. And post-bath, you have up to three minutes to apply a moisturizer so you can lock in the water and natural oils. This handy tray allows you to take the Instagram photo of your dreams — the one that screams, “My life is so together, look at my neatly placed wine glass and copy of ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.”
Byredo Candle in Treehouse
Nothing screams luxury like a Byredo candle. It is handmade in France and comes in signature black wax. I love the mix of bamboo, hay, labdanum and leather notes. After lighting this bad boy up your room will instantly transform into the tree house you played in as a child — or the one of your daydreams.
Casper Memory Foam Mattress
They do not call it beauty sleep for nothing. Research shows that one night of poor sleep can lead to swollen eyes, hanging eyelids and darker undereye circles. We chug our coffee, apply our serums and refuse to accept that our body repairs itself during sleep. Thankfully, you can sleep all you want on an off-day! We encourage it. In 2019, more and more people are turning their bedrooms into sleep sanctuaries. Banning electronic devices, getting blackout curtains and making sure their mattresses are reminiscent of fluffy clouds. In three layers of memory foam and pressure relief we trust.