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Learning how to relax is not always easy, but it’s important to take the time to turn off your worries and clear your mind. There are plenty of stress relief products out there to help you get there. Explore the items below and be on your way to loosening up those shoulders and breathing easier.
The Original Buddha Board
This is an exercise guaranteed to help even the most the tense among us learn how to relax. The Original Buddha Board helps you master the art of letting go by letting each water paint masterpiece disappear after six minutes. Simply fill the stand with water, take the included bamboo brush and create your painting on the Buddha Board’s “canvas” – just try not to get too attached to it! Leave it out for others to enjoy or keep it on your desk or night stand. Ideal for ages 5 and up. Check out a video demonstration. Buy it here.
3-Tier Flowing Bowls Table Fountain
This easy-to-use 3-Tier Flowing Bowls Table Fountain is perfect for any office or home setting as it has a totally quiet pump and cascading LED light for a tranquil ambiance. It works great on many surfaces as long as they’re near a standard electrical outlet for plugging in. Stands 8 inches tall; comes in six styles. Buy it here.
Color Me Calm Zen Coloring Book
Created by two art therapists, Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation offers 100 meditative pages of designs in seven categories: mandalas, flora and fauna, spirituality, geometric patterns, natural patterns, wooded scenes and water scenes. Part of the best-selling “Color Me” series, this book invites harried grown ups to enjoy stress-relieving coloring anytime. Buy it here.
Himalayan Salt Lamp
All natural and hand-carved, this Himalayan Salt Lamp purifies the air while bathing the room in soothing pink light. Gorgeous on almost any table or nightstand, this authentic creation has adjustable brightness and comes fully assembled with a spare 15-watt bulb. Some claim additional health benefits after using their salt lamp for a while but we’ll let you decide. Note: Keep out of reach from pets. Buy it here.
Have a rejuvenating personal home spa day with these luxurious bath bombs! Each of the four handmade bombs are full of fragrant, naturally colorful and non-toxic ingredients like dried flowers, essential oils and moisturizers. They won’t stain your bath tub or your skin. And they make great gifts! Comes with a free shower cap and 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy it here.
Deconovo Room Darkening Blackout Grommet Window Curtain
Is the morning sunlight waking you up before you’re ready for the world? Banish it from your room with the Deconovo Room Darkening Thermal-Insulated Blackout Grommet Window Curtain. The thermal insulation keeps the temperature ideal in your room, making them more energy efficient. Machine washable and silky to the touch. Comes in 19 colors and three sizes. Buy it here.
Chillout Instrumental Jazz Music
This soft jazz album brings you the epitome of soothing sounds from the Relaxing Instrumental Jazz Academy. From Brazilian jazz and bossa nova to Spanish guitar and soft piano, it’s perfect for enjoying with dinner, throwing on for a chill Sunday afternoon or listening while lounging in the bath tub. Buy it here. Prefer something a little more familiar? You can’t go wrong with Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue.
Little Book of Mindfulness
Dr. Patrizia Collard delivers the basics of “me time” here in the Little Book of Mindfulness, providing pertinent lessons on beautifully illustrated pages adorned with zen sayings and inspiring quotes. Collard is highly qualified for the job, too, with her distinguished background as a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher and lecturer in psychotherapy at the University of South London. To top it all off? She’s also taught yoga and mindfulness meditation and trained with renowned Jon Kabat-Zin. Check out her website. Buy it here.
Zyllion Shiatsu Back Neck Massage Pillow
Let the sensational Zyllion Shiatsu Back Neck Massager relieve your sore muscles with deep shiatsu kneading that changes direction every minute and advanced heating that can be activated or deactivated with the press of a button. Ergonomically fits behind the neck, lower back, legs and is easily re-positioned with multipurpose straps. Requires power adapter. Comes with overheat protection and automatic shut-off after 20 minutes. Buy it here.
Petite Children’s Earth Paint Kit
Children can relax with this all-natural Petite Children’s Earth Paint Kit. Provide a craft for them to paint or let them get creative painting on rocks, thick construction paper, fabric, ceramics and more. Comes with six brilliant colors in a tempera paint consistency; add water for watercolor consistency. Made with earth pigments, gum Arabic (tree sap) and organic corn starch. Cleans up easily with just water. Ideal for ages 24 months and up. Buy it here.
Sophie la Girafe Gift Set
Even babies need help relaxing! Help yours out with Sophie la Girafe Gift Set which includes a natural rubber vanilla teether (it’s fun because it squeaks!) to ease their sore gums, along with an additional, firmer teether for backup. Babies love these, especially the long legs that reach in and soothe painful back molars. Both Sophies are free of BPA, phthalates, latex and lead, and are colored with food paint. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of these products is donated to vaccinations provided by the international humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders. Buy it here.
How do you relax? Himalayan salt lamp, Buddha Board or perhaps some Miles Davis tunes? Let us know in the comments below.
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