For the second year in a row, I’m joining Modern Mrs. Darcy and fellow readers in sharing what’s saving my life right now. To mark the halfway point of winter, we join together to share the little (or not so little) things that make this cold, dark season manageable.
There are so many ways I’ve been incorporating essential oils into my life lately. I diffuse them, use them as skin care, as bath products, and even make cleaning products with them. I love how they smell and all the fun blends you can make with them! My favourite has been pine and lavender right before bed. The smell is amazing and I feel so relaxed afterwards!
And candles, for that matter. When I come home from work at five and it’s already pitch black, that tends to be a little depressing. So to mitigate that, I try and make my house as cozy as possible with Christmas lights, candles, and other soft lighting. It makes curling up with a good book even better.
Seems a little obvious but also so true! Books are my ultimate escape from the frigid temperatures outside. I love choosing books that completely draw me in during the winter, because what better time is there to binge read a gripping novel and completely ignore all your other responsibilities?
Who else gets insanely dry skin during the winter? Mine is awful. It’s itchy and flaky and I honestly can’t handle it. Last winter I started taking off my makeup with coconut oil, which in itself was a game changer. This year I’ve been experimenting with other face oils and it’s making me so happy! I discovered Deciem’s “The Ordinary” line of skincare, which consists of a number of pure oils that are completely affordable. Right now I’m using a Vitamin C solution for anti-aging and brightening, and argan oil for moisturizing. My face is loving it.
I used to kill every plant I brought into my house. It was like they knew I was an inadvertent plant murderer and simply killed themselves before I could do it. But last year I developed a green thumb. Now I have plants and herbs growing all over my house. It’s like a little bit of summer that sticks around all year.
How do you handle these dreary winter months? And what’s saving your life right now?