Wind down by taking a bath, brushing your teeth and cozy-ing up in freshly made sheets. Aaaah! This is what sweet dreams are made of.
1/ Get A Better Night’s Sleep
We all know that proper rest is beneficial to heath, sharpness and energy levels. In uncertain times, it’s even more crucial than ever, so, create a dreamy bedroom. Nix the social media posts and binge-watching and instead draw and bath, put on some low key music, and then tuck into some beautiful sheets. Choose patterns that inspire, soft, natural fabric, in pleasing tones. Give yourself permission to turn in half an hour earlier and choose a regular bedtime routine to promote good sleep. Hey, everything looks rosier in the morning!
Toolkit: Sheet Set Wamsutta PimaCott Damask Stripe 500-Thread-Count Queen Sheet Set in Light Blue, $139.99; bedbathandbeyond.ca. Handmade Pure Cotton Quilt Set Les Indiennes Little Flower Mul Mul Set, $325.00; lesindiennes.com (pictured, custom piece).
2/ Get A Bright Smile
Have the end of summer blues? Think of all the new beginnings that fall brings at school, your job and even your wardrobe. The perfect accessory to it all is a healthy smile. For cavity protection, and to prevent gum damage experts recommend brushing at least twice a day. CSL has a few suggestions.
Toolkit: Green Beaver Naturapeutic Sensitive Toothpaste (Fresh mint), 100g, $10.99; greenbeaver.com. Weleda Calendula Toothpaste, 75 ml, $9.99; well.ca. Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste in peppermint, 5oz, $6.49; shop.drbronner.com
This original healthy living article first appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.