Toolbox: Creating Calm
In our fast-paced and turbulent world, it can be difficult to find space for peace, both emotionally and physically. These tools, designed to create calm in the mind, body, and environment, will help to remind you to make you a priority.
In our fast-paced and turbulent world, it can be difficult to find space for peace, both emotionally and physically. Though we know all the ways to relax—taking a few deep breathes, going on a walk, having a cup of tea, and setting the smartphone to Do Not Disturb—we sometimes forget to engage in simple acts of self-care. These tools, designed to create calm in the mind, body, and environment, will help to remind you to make you a priority.
Lulu Organics Calming Balm marries lavender and clary sage, both of which alleviate anxiety, with an olive oil-cocoa butter base. Dispensed from a handy travel container, the balm should be applied to pulse points when feeling stressed, or before exercise, meditation, or bedtime. Lulu Organics Calming Balm ($10) luluorganics.com
Eugene, Oregon-based Mountain Rose Herbs has offered quality herbs for more than 30 years—any herb you’re looking for, it is likely to have. The company also provide tonics like Calm Care Extract that helps to calm worry, ease general tension, and promote peace of mind. Calm Care Extract ($10.75 & up) mountainroseherbs.com
Create your own music with Tibetan Singing Bowls. Used by Buddhist monks to induce a deep meditative state, singing bowls create a rich, bright tone when played. The Dharma Shop sources its singing bowls directly from Nepali artisans and you can listen to the particular sound of each bowl before you purchase. First-time buyers receive a 15% off discount. Small Polished Singing Bowl ($87) DharmaShop.com
Don’t worry; this chic Mindful Breathing Necklace from Rhode Island artists Todd and Vanessa Steinberg is not a whistle. “Simply exhale through the pendant, and you'll soon find yourself in the midst of a mini meditation,” the Steinbergs say. Choose from 18k gold plated stainless steel, rose gold plated stainless steel, or stainless steel. Mindful Breathing Necklace ($85-$100) uncommongoods.com
Taking a bath is a surefire way to relax, but you can up the ante by taking one with a CBD-infused bath bomb. Kush Queen’s Relax CBD Bath Bomb blends cannabinoids with essential oils and offers three different doses, from 25 mg for beginners up to 200 mg for experienced bathers. Relax CBD Bath Bomb ($12.99-$20.00) kushqueen.shop
Put a Patch on It
If you get nervous on an airplane, try The Good Patch’s Be Calm patch. It combines 15mg of hemp extract with menthol for the ultimate calming combo. You can wear the patch on your skin for 12 hours of straight zen. Be Calm patch ($12) thegoodpatch.com
Each Spiritual Energy Disk from Crystal Magnetic is handmade from beveled glass and copper, featuring an artistic design. This beautiful mandala can be used for meditation by placing it on your third eye or on any other Chakra point. The discs can be used on altars or any sacred space—or used as a suncatcher. S&H readers receive a 10% discount with code SpiritualityHealth. Spiritual Energy Disk ($30) etsy.com/market/crystal_magnetics