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Fall is here in this house (I’ve already started a Fall playlist. . . and yeah, a few acoustic Christmas songs are on it) candles are glowing, pumpkin bread has been baked, and I’m stocking up on supplies to make some of my homemade pumpkin spice syrup. We’ve hit back-to-school hard and fast, and with that comes some serious nesting. I’ve rearranged the living-room, purged out everything we don’t need or use often, and am feeling so cozy in our space.
Next on the list? The bathroom. With school rolling, my training coming to an end, and the possibility of teaching yoga (!) now on the table, I needed to streamline my bathroom, get it clean and bright, and add a few touches that will help it feel fresh, clean, and a little extra festive as the weather turns cooler.
As fall comes and the weather changes, my skin always gets dry and itchy. There are a few quick things I do that help me acclimate and care for my largest organ better, and bonus they all happen to line up with my fall-ifying goals for my bathroom. Nesting is my go-to stress reliever, and with all the new schedules, work, and changes happening? I’m relying on it big time.
3 Tips to Make your Skin and Your Bathroom Ready for Fall!
- Hang something green and fragrant in your shower. In the winter, I’ve done pine because it lasts long and adds a really beautiful layer. But my all time favorite is eucalyptus. It’s inexpensive, lasts well, and the scent is activated by steam. Each shower feels like a little spa moment, and it is a gorgeous addition to your space without taking up premium floor space (heyo, one small bathroom in this house!). The steam from a hot shower is great for your skin, and works especially well with oil cleansing (I’ll get to that below), and the added benefits of energizing eucalyptus is stellar!
- Oil Cleanse with a homemade coconut oil rub. This is a great way to add moisture to skin reeling from the season change, and in addition, is something cute and usable on your countertop. I keep mine stored in a small mason jar so it’s easy to snag for the shower, but I keep it countertop for makeup removal, self-massage, and because it’s darling. We have one bathroom for the 4 of us, so while it houses a lot of peoples’ stuff, I keep the countertop to toothbrushes and soap only. But stowing some coconut oil spiked with a Nature’s Truth® calming essential oil is functional in so many ways so it rates a spot too. Oil cleansing is incredibly simple – use some coconut oil and Good Nite™ oil as though it’s a soft soap. Mix seven to ten drops of oil into about a cup of coconut oil and stir until all incorporated. I rub it on my body in the shower or bath. Just rinse your body well with warm water, and when you get out, rub in a little extra. This will leave you smelling amazing, cozy from the calm scent, and with buttery skin.
- Diffuse something fresh for the whole space. Aromatherapy is a given in a bathroom, but choosing to use an energizing and cleansing scent can do more for your mood. I love to diffuse eucalyptus oil during the day, or lemon oil if it’s bathroom cleaning day and the Good Nite™ in the evening. Its fragrance is calming to my kiddos and it pairs so perfectly with a hot bath.
As the weather continues to shift, and the schedules keep building, having these easy back-pocket ways of making a hub of your home feel clean and cozy are incredibly beneficial. Aromatherapy is a great and easy addition to fall routines. Not to mention? Once you cleanse with amazing smelling coconut oil, you’ll never go back. It feels too good!
To get a discount on these oils, check out this $1 coupon. I snagged my oils from Rite Aid, but they’re available all over, I’ve purchased from Target before too! These were easy to find in the pharmacy aisle. We have several favorites, but Thrive, Lavender, Tea Tree, and Eucalyptus top the list. The little diffuser in this post is also Nature’s Truth® and is a little powerhouse, it diffuses so quietly and for quite a long time. It’s a perfect one for bedtime especially because there is no light or sound coming from it, just scents that can make you (or wiggly kiddos) feel calmer. We use these oils for diffusing, lotion’s, homemade cleaners, and I use tea-tree oil as a quick bug spray too! They are usable in so many unique and helpful ways.