18
Oct

Aveda Rituals of Renewal

Rituals of renewal are deeply rooted in Aveda heritage. Whether it is a relaxing hand, scalp massage or a neck and shoulder ritual our Aveda aroma’s help to stimulate the senses and renew inside and out.

It’s important to take time out for ourselves and truly relax and de-stress. As part of the Aveda Mission to “care for the world we live in” rituals of renewal allow us to connect in a meaningful way through the power of touch, breath and aroma. Each ritual provides you with a sense of well being and an uplifting or relaxing effect. We have a few ideas for you to try at home.

Aveda Rituals at home
The stress-fix sleep ritual: six steps to better sleep:

Step 1
Turn off all electrical devices 1-2 hours before bedtime. Run a bath while you perform some simple yoga or stretching movements to release tension in the body.

Step 2
Add 2 tbsp of the sugar and mineral-rich stress-fix soaking salts to a tub filled with warm water. Soak for 20 minutes and take long deep calming breathes, breathing in the stress-fix aroma.

Step 3
Moisturiser and take time to nurture your skin with a hydrating body lotion.

Step 4
Meditate and take a moment to think of 3-5 things that you are grateful for.

Step 5
Once in bed, inhale the stress fix concentrate and apply a small amount to your temples, wrists and under your nose. Close your eyes and focus on your breath and relax.

Step 6
Follow the flow of inhalation and exhalation of the breath as you drift off to sleep.

Give yourself a scalp massage

Step 1
Relax your breathing for three deep breaths. Then with light circular motions, invigorate the scalp with a paddle brush.

Step 2
Softly apply hair oil to your scalp. Take a moment to deeply breathe in the aroma. Massage in a circular motion with your fingers. Concentrate on the 5 key pressure points.

Step 3
Continue massaging along the side of your head, ending with your temples. Connect with your present self, taking note of how your fingers feel on your scalp.

Step 4
Finish with a warm shower, shampoo and condition your hair.