How To Make A Hotel Room Cozy

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Traveling is great and all, but unless you’ve got the big bucks chances are you’re not staying in a nice fancy hotel. When staying in less then ideal hotels you can deal with weird smells, stuffy rooms, annoying customer service, etc. But THANKFULLY you can do something to help make your stay more enjoyable.

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Hotel Tips

Bring A Diffuser and Citrus Essential Oils 

That air in the room has been recycled for only God knows how long. Diffusing citrus oils will not only clean the air but also clean the entire room! Citrus oils are naturally purifying and cleansing. These oils are also great for uplifting, energizing, and may even improve your mood!

Here are the citrus oils : Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Tangerine, Wild Orange and a simply divine blend called Citrus Bliss (forreal though, the scent is bliss.) You can always mix and match oils too! I recently smelled the combination of Spearmint and Lime and GOOD LAWWD it was magical.

Here are some diffuser ideas:

doterra_petal_diffuser_essential_oil_diffuser_1509676683_e9a9b2830love love this one -its so cute and minimal!

this one is on my wish list- one day!

Bring Your Own Sheets

The older I get, the more aware of germs I become. Of course, I would like to think that the sheets are 100% totally and completely sterilized.. but how can I be sure? Just thinking of the many other naked bodies on the sheets makes me wanna hurl a little bit. And the blankets? You really honestly think hotels wash those every time? No. def not.

So if we’re driving to our hotel I always make sure to pack a big bag full of sheets, pillowcases, and a blanket. It is so worth it you guys. I feel so much more at ease, and even having my house scent instead of weird chemical smell on the sheets is amazing. And if you’re really awesome, you’ll also bring your own pillows. Just recently had an awful weekend because the pillows were like big sacks of flour and I could not sleep. lesson learned.

Continue Normal Routines

It can be hard keeping up with your routines when you’re thrown into a weird room in a weird place, but making sure you take the time to be as consistent as you can with what you do at home will make a big difference. For example, I always oil pull in the morning, so I try to do that, I bring my dry brush, tongue scraper, face masks, etc. I try to stick as closely to my normal routine as possible and it helps me feel more in control and at ease.

Himalayan Salt Plug Ins

If you read my previous blog post, you know how powerful and amazing himalayan salt lamps are. But I totally know they aren’t the most practical thing to bring while traveling. Thats why the plug in versions are SO DOPE!! You’ll just amplify the cleansing air process while making the room feel more like yours. Also great alternative if you like having night lights!

These ones look amazing.

Bring Hand Sanitizer

Not only for your hands, but also to clean some of the small things in the room- door knobs, tv remote, headboard, night stand, etc. I used to clean condos so I first hand know that people who clean fast do not always clean super well.

doterra-touch-on-guard-10mlI really like using the DoTerra Hand Sanitizer because it’s all natural, you don;t need a ton, and it smells so good because of the blend of warm essential oils!

Pack Food

If you’re like the majority, chances are you have a sensitive stomach/food sensitivities. I know it can be hard to find restaurants that you can trust won’t hurt your stomach, especially in smaller towns. I always like to pack a few meals depending on my length of stay. Plus some simple breakfasts that don’t require any heating up.

For example, I recently brought these; chia seed pudding, hard boiled eggs, fruit, big salad, baked sweet potatoes, baked chicken, olive oil and apple cider vinegar. So simple and only needed to be refrigerated. Try and find a hotel with a fridge in the room, but if not, just bring a large cooler and keep refilling the ice!

Bring Sleep Items

You never know if the hotel will be noisy, have lots of light, or really uncomfortable beds. So I recommend bringing an eye mask, ear plugs, and maybe even some melatonin if you’re having the worst time falling asleep! I’m definitely to the point in my life where I prioritize sleep over so many things- even looking like an overpacked crazy lady.

That’s pretty much it! I am always thankful for traveling, but that doesn’t mean I settle! There are always super simple and cheap ways to make your life better. Always remember that.

xxJoannaxx

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Why You Need A Himalayan Salt Lamp

Time to Beautify and Detoxify that Air!

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The Himalayan Salt Lamp is becoming increasingly more popular (and for good reason). No longer are only the hippies using rocks in their homes, but the average joe is as well! These beautiful lamps offer a wide range of health benefits, and thankfully don’t cost a ton. Adding Himalayan Salt Lamps into your home is an easy and effective way to ramp up your healthy living without actually having to change your lifestyle.

Top Benefits of Salt Lamp

1. Cleanses the Air

oH. yes. The Himalayan salt lamps attract the water molecules from the surrounding area and absorb the foreign particles with it; dust, smoke, pollen, toxins, etc. When the salt lamp is turned on and starts to heat up, the water molecules are then released back into the air but the nasties remain.

2. Reduces Allergy & Asthma Symptoms

So of course, when you reduce the amount of dust and pollen in your living space, you also reduce the chance of allergy flare-ups!

3. Neutralizes Electromagnetic Radiation

Everyone is constantly surrounded by some sort of electronic device. Phone, Computer, TV, Appliances, etc. There have been studies that show long term exposure can cause increased stress, chronic fatigue, and even decrease the body’s immune system! The Himalayan Salt Lamp can neutralize the electromagnetic radiation, so make sure to keep it near any potentially dangerous devices.

4. Increased Energy and Mood

Abbreviated Science Lesson; the majority of ions in our homes are positive, which aren’t exactly the best for our bodies. You may have noticed that then you’re in fresh, clean, outdoor air you experience a certain invigorating feeling– we’ll that’s mostly due to the concentration of negative ions. Himalayan Salt Lamps, when releasing the air particles back into the air, actually transform those ions from positive to negative! So you increase your exposure to those super healthy ions in your very own home.

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You can start with only one and keep it in your room, bathroom, living room, etc. Over time, gradually build up your stash to have one in every area of your home! (Plus, what a freakin’ awesome gift!)

xxJoannaxx

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