My relaxing evening routine

relaxing bedtime routine

For this post, I wanted to share some of the things I do to help me relax. Cue relaxation music! So firstly, I run myself a very hot bath, and add in some absolutely gorgeous lavender salts! Or sometimes lavender oil. (I say with my sultry Nigella Lawson voice). I then use my dry body brush, working it in circular motions starting from the feet upwards. I light some candles and then I am in!

Once in the bath, I usually do some form of face ritual. This involves shoving a hot flannel over my face for a few minutes or so to let my face steam and then I apply my face mask for a few minutes before gently wiping clean. I give my body a good scrubbing, before contemplating about what I should be doing with my life and what my next blogpost should be!

After this long while of contemplating and thinking, I leisurely get out of the bath. I then apply moisturising cream to my body and face and get my comfy pjs on!

Next up, it’s movie time! This requires a lot of effort!

Once the movie has finished I may read, listen to some relaxation music or meditate.

Then finally, it’s time to get into my cosy bed! But before that I have to spritz the pillow with lavender to send me off to dream land!!!


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Lavender Pillow Mist and Lavender Balm from Avon UK

Lavender Bath Salts from Avon UK

Good Things Skincare

Lanoline Rose Hip Oil Night Recovery Cream

Macrovita Olive and Argon Body Butter

Nivea Q10 plus Age Defying Hand Cream

Pyjamas John Rocha Debenhams

Featured Books:

 ‘Greek Expectations’ by Ekaterina Botziou

‘Theseus and the Mother in Law’ by Ekaterina Botziou

‘Seraphina’ by Ekaterina Botziou

All books available in paperback and kindle version on AmazonUK and AmazonUS


I have checked the ingredients in all the products and have not experienced any problems. However please do check thoroughly for gluten containing ingredients.

Here are a few terms to be aware of:

Wheat germ

Hydrolyzed wheat protein

Hydrolyzed vegetable protein

Avena sativa (oats found commonly in lotions)

Triticum aestivum (another name for wheat)

I found a rather helpful website here explaining about all the cosmetic ingredients that may contain gluten. Check it out here: Cracking the cosmetic code

And there we have it, my relaxing routine! I hope you enjoyed!

What do you do to relax??



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