Things can get pretty stressful during quarantine if you live alone or are working from home. Meditation, proper rest, aromatherapy and a fresh indoor environment can be a great way of coping with the general anxiety of being alive in 2020 and moving into 2021 with the hope of things improving. Whether you’re scouring for gifts to help a friend relax or are looking for useful products for yourself that offer mental relief, here is a list of 10 products that will serve this purpose.
1- Mason jars
Being well-hydrated keeps your organs functioning properly and also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood. Using mason jars will remind you to drink water regularly and it is also a great alternative to plastic containers. Get these ones by @thecuckooshop on Instagram for Rs. 650. each.
2- White noise machine
A white noise machine, also known as a sound machine, can help you create a more relaxing, tranquil bedroom environment that encourages healthy, high-quality sleep. This one has 9 different sounds and a self-timer too. You can get this for Rs. 1,587 here.
For all the tea lovers out there, nothing can be more relaxing than a hot calming cup of tea. This anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting, sleep-promoting chamomile tea by Teazuro is available for only Rs 895 here. You can choose from a bunch of other flavours on their website Teazoru.com.
4- Body Butter
You can have silky-soft skin all winter with this nourishing, special edition ‘Winter Jasmine Body Butter’ by The Body Shop. It melts into the skin leaving it feeling healthy and smooth, moisturized for 24 hours with a floral fragrance. Get this here for Rs. 3,350.
5- Scented Candles
Scented candles are not only used to add a decorative and personal touch to one’s home but also as a form of therapeutic care to provide well-being to the body, mind, and spirit. This soothing blend of the Turkish lavender, Roman chamomile, Italian bergamot & Thai lime by ‘Honey I’m Home Candles’ is a classic with a burn time of 42 hours, retailing for Rs. 2,500. Get it here.
6- Back Massage Pillow
Working on a chair just gets much easier and way more relaxing with this lumbar support back pillow. It relieves you of back pain and helps improve posture too. You can get this here for Rs. 9,583.
7- Yoga mat
No matter which type you choose to do, yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax your head. You can get started by buying this 6 mm thick foldable yoga mat that provides comfort and steady support. Get it here for Rs. 1,799.
8- Lounge Robe
Stay comfortable throughout the day in this 100% Terry Maroon robe. It can be used as an everyday lounging around gown or as a bathrobe specifically for after showers. You can get this here for Rs. 1,999.
9- Eye mask
Enriched with cucumber extract and plant stem cells, this “Drops of Youth” Youth Bouncy Eye Mask by The Body Shop can be applied to instantly give tired eyes a powernap. It can also be used over night to help you wake up with skin that looks younger and feels healthier. You can get this here for Rs. 5,390.
Indoor plants absorb carbondioxide and release oxygen. By cleansimg the air they help to deter illness, ease tension and lower stress. You can get this set here for Rs. 1500 and many more to choose from at @greenspace_pk.