1st rule of Chronic Pain Club: take care of yourself. Soothing your pain is both a physical and mental process. It's so very important to include self care and relaxation into your daily routine, which is easy to remember to do when you've got help from these products by Miss Violet Lace.
Miss Violet Lace hand-makes an amazing assortment of natural beauty products. The ladies behind the brand are both Fibromyalgia fighters, and know just how important relaxation is in managing pain. Many of their products are designed to offer an olfactory sensory experience, helping to quiet the mind.
MVL shared three of their lovely botanical blended items with EH, hand picked to best serve someone suffering with chronic pain. And when the packaged arrived at my doorstep, I could smell it's wonderful aroma in the air before I even bent down to pick it up. Seriously, no lie.
Each Miss Violet Lace item I received smells and feels incredible, and has beautiful, thoughtfully designed packaging to boot.
PINK SEA Bathing Salts – Now, I have like, 10 different kinds of bath salts in my closet... but these are something else. A little bit goes a long way during your hot soak. The detoxifying properties help draw out excess oils, leaving your skin feeling clean and smooth. The bathing salts have over twenty essential minerals that treat, detoxify and cleanse the body. That's a whole lot packed into a little salt. And not this isn't just any salt, this salt comes from the Dead Sea, widely known for it's healing properties.
CALM Mood Tincture & Perfume – The other night I was uncomfortably the fourth person in the backseat of my car that barely fits three. As my friends and I got cozier than we usually care to, everyone started to comment on how good I smelled. Damn right I smelled good. Before I left the house I dabbed on this tincture, which is now my new favorite perfume. Even after seeing a movie, eating dinner and going for drinks, the smell of Calm still stuck around, helping me to feel at ease throughout a pretty busy night out. What I really love to do is dab it on my neck right before getting into bed... the smell is so soothing when trying to fall asleep, it really eases your mind and helps you forget about what's currently hurting.
DREAMER Mist – Another new pre-bed ritual for me has become spraying this Dreamer Mist on my pillow, face and chest. The combination of organic vanilla cream, jasmine, and rose extracts with rosewood and patchouli essential oils act as a natural antidepressant, and encourage sleep. The change in weather and old NY heaters tends to dry out my skin, and this mist also helps to refresh and nourish.
On their own, these products are powerful, but when combining all three before heading to bed – let me tell you... I have never felt more relaxed when hitting the hay. Be sure to browse through all of the wonderful items Miss Violet Lace offers on their Etsy shop, there are so many more that I would love to try. Go on and support some fellow spoonies and get some for yourself, I promise, you'll be hooked.