It’s about time that I resurrected The Air Hostesses Guide as not only have I missed it, but it seems you lovely lot have as well. I was thinking about what I could write about whilst lying in bed the other night, unable to sleep. I have previously mentioned how I combat jet lag, but this lack of sleep wasn’t just because I wasn’t acclimatised, but because I just can’t switch off. I’m always on my phone or my iPad, or watching the TV. It came to me that maybe I need to start switching off to be able to switch off. So, for research purpose of course, I spent a little bit of time on me without any social media interruptions and DVD box sets and taught myself how to relax.
Freshly laundered bedding is the number one sure fire way to help anyone feel relaxed and cosy so whilst I ran my bath, I made my bed up and plumped up my cushions. I did slightly cheat by using my iPad but it was only to find an album on YouTube that played relaxing classical music. I’ve also got a new book to read. Six Little Miracles by Janet Walton is about the Walton sextuplets from Liverpool and I can’t wait to read it because Luci Walton is a really good friend of mine.
With the bedroom ready and the bath nearly full, I added some Buddha Beauty Relax Bath Oil to the hot water and slipped in. The oil made my skin so silky soft and and scent was divine. Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium and bitter orange create the most calming and totally divine experience. After drying myself off I used Buddha Beauty Organic Dry Sweet Orange Dry Body Oil and spritzed it all over my skin. It locks in moisture and leaves a really smooth satiny finish with no greasiness and is a beautiful body oil for before bed.
Time to make a cup of tea and the Clipper Snore and Peace teabags are the best remedy for relaxing at night. I was introduced to these little bags of goodness by Tori from Wonderful World when I won her blog giveaway. Snore and Peace is a blend of chamomile, lemon balm and lavender and they taste absolutely amazing, smell amazing and I really do think that the lavender helps calm me down.
Back into my bedroom and it’s time to light my Twig + Dot candle in Cinder + Smoke. Oh, this candle. Is it possible to be in love with a candle? It’s heavy, dark and intoxicating, sexy and warming. Violet and rose are entwined with tobacco leaf and vanilla toffee with notes of wood smoke. It’s safe to say that I can’t express my love enough for Twig + Dot.
Finally, it’s time for a treat. Whilst my candle is burning and my tea is cooling, I am rejuvenating my face with one of these face masks from Beauty Masks. I was kindly sent a selection of sheet masks that contain anti-ageing properties and packed full of active ingredients to hydrate, nourish and revive the skin. I love a sheet mask as you don’t have to mess about peeling anything off your tender face, you simply just take it off and reap the benefits. I’ve used the Q-10 Caviar face mask as I love anything that contains this special co-enzyme as it helps with signs of ageing and I’ve felt like I’ve looked about 80 years old lately.
Finally, I slathered some Nuxe Reve de Miel all over my lips and sprayed my pillow with a lavender pillow spray and settled down for the night. I fell asleep so easily as I was in such a state of relaxation which is brilliant and managed to get a solid eight hours. No phone, no social media and lots of calming aromatherapy essential oils really do help this jet lagged hostie wind down.
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