8 Wellness Products To Add To Your Bridal Survival Kit
Most wedding day survival kits are equipped with an arsenal of essential items to help brides avoid any mishaps or unexpected hiccups. Double-sided tape, bobby pins and a bevy of pills, ranging from aspirin to allergy medication, can certainly prove useful. But here are some additional products to help you get ahead of any potential stressor — whether a pesky facial breakout or an overbearing relative.
1. Open Heart Candle
The Heart Chakra candle was a collaborative creation by Nina Endrst, who owns a wellness practice in New York, and Trish Baden, the founder of Flores Lane, a West Hollywood, Calif., company that creates handmade soy wax candles. Both women believe that the sense of smell has the ability to transport and calm. The Heart Chakra candle features a blend of the fragrant wood palo santo and rose, which creates a calming, heart-opening experience that helps you to focus on your love and union.
$5 to $22 from flores-lane.myshopify.com
2. Sleep Easy and Roll Away Stress
The night before the wedding can be especially stressful. If you’re worried about getting a restful night’s sleep, the all-natural, roll-on sleep aid Sleep Well, by Saje Natural Wellness, might help. It features a relaxing blend of essential oils, including jasmine, chamomile and orange, designed to lull you into a deep slumber. Apply on the soles of your feet, under your jawline or on your wrists just before bed time. You can also combat nervousness and anxiety on the day of the wedding with the Stress Release roll-on of essential oils. It can be added to a tissue and inhaled or dropped into a warm bath.
Both $26.95 for 0.34 fluid ounces; Saje.com
3. Korean Sleeping Beauty Duo
Innisfree, a Korean beauty brand that is now available in the United States, has developed a brightening and pore-caring sleeping mask, enriched with vitamin C to improve the texture of your skin while you sleep. The lip sleep pack with canola honey oil, which also works overnight, is a balm that provides moisture through a combination of petals of canola flowers and canola honey from Korea’s Jeju Island. Both overnight treatments will allow your skin and lips adequate prep time for flawless makeup application on your wedding day.
Brightening & pore-caring sleeping mask, $25 and lip sleeping pack with canola honey, $15; us.innisfree.com
4. A Moment For Meditation
Meditation is the practice of slowing down your thoughts and focusing on breathing, which can result in an overall feeling of calm and even joy. The Happy Not Perfect App, which can be used on or before your wedding day, brings this practice right to the palm of your hands with easy guided meditation sessions, some as quick as five-minutes long. The sessions are designed to help release stressful thoughts.
5. Nature’s Valium
Popping a sedative might not be the best way to calm your nerves before walking down the aisle. Instead, consider CBD, also known has cannabidiol, an ingredient that is said to decrease anxiety. The CBD-infused gummies from Veritas Farms, a brand of CBD-infused beauty and wellness products, might be the perfect “chill pill” to help ease wedding day stress. The mixed berry-flavored CBD edibles are made of organic ingredients, CBD isolate and melatonin, which is said to help with mental focus, pain management and stress relief.
$34.99, with melatonin $39.99; theveritasfarms.com
6. Steam Clean Your Face
Skin feeling congested? Don’t have time for a facial? You can turn your bridal suite into a sanctuary of self care with a quick D.I.Y. treatment using Soap Cherie Facial Steam Detox. This clarifying product combines a mix of dried herbs and flowers to create a tea-like concoction when poured into hot water. To experience the purifying and softening agents of the aromatic blend, add two tablespoons to a bowl of steaming water, cover your head with a towel, and rest your head a few inches above the steaming mixture for five to seven minutes.
7. Hemp-Infused Eye Care
Have late-night planning sessions and tear-filled wedding events taken a toll on your eyes, leaving them dark or puffy? Hemp oil, which is pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant and rich in vitamins A and E, could be the solution. The Gold Q 2-in-1 Daytime and Nighttime Hemp-Infused Eye Repair, which combines hemp oil with natural ingredients, helps to create smoother under-eye skin and improve the look of dark circles and puffiness.
8. Fresh Breath On the Go
Fresh breath should be the least of your wedding day concerns. Mints and gum have been a longtime staple for a quick pick-me-up, or to erase the sudden onset of bad breath. Listerine Ready! Tabs provides the freshness of mouthwash in a tablet that you chew, swish and swallow just before the walk down the aisle.
$2.99; available at Target, Walgreens and Walmart
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