The Thread Tales Women's own Bedtime Routine
Inspiring bedtime rituals and secrets from real women for real women.
Thread Tales has partnered with La-Eva to create a mindful accessory for ultimate bedtime bliss. La-Eva is a lifestyle and luxury skin & hair care, made from organic ingredients with sublime all-natural fragrances. Together we have designed a luxurious Lotus Silk sleeping-mask and pouch set rich in evocative symbolism and wellbeing-enhancing characteristics. Proper nightly rest is essential for more than achieving that healthy glow in the morning. Sleeping well is necessary to your overall wellness, affecting your body from a cellular level all the way to your mood and cognitive abilities.
We asked the two founders to share their secrets to slip into sleep-more at the end of their intense and busy (but oh, so rewarding!) days. A relaxing evening is a key ingredient to wake up energised and ready to bring their best selves forward the following morning. Let's see how they transition from daytime to nighttime.
LOUISA'S BEDITME RITUAL
My evening rituals, much as all my everyday rituals, are truly ever so simple. I enjoy washing the day off, head to toe. Then I enjoy moisturising, head to toe.
Inevitably, perhaps, I use La-Eva for both processes and, despite the products nowadays lying in the epicentre of working life, on a personal level it is smile-inducing that I continue to experience their enveloping fragrances intimately, reassuringly, perhaps something akin to enveloping myself in a halo of goodness before bed.
In working with Katherine on our collaboration eye masks, I tried sleeping with one on when we received our first samples a few weeks ago. Truth be told, unexpectedly so, it transpired to be a point of no return. In the eye of my mind, I think that my mask has become a symbolic representation of the end of the day. I put my Lotus Silk mask on, and its soft darkness whispers that it's time for stillness in every sense.
KATHERINE'S BEDTIME RITUALS
Being a busy entrepreneur and mum, I find it hard to switch my brain off from my endless to-do lists. My go-to methods of preparing myself for a good night's sleep are the following. I start with a hot bath, with some drops of La Eva's Jasmina oil or Himalayan bath salts, followed by a herbal tea, either chamomile or lavender tea. At night I use the my Jasmina oil also on my face and neck and inhale the heady aromas of the jasmine flower. I have recently discovered a wooden face roller which feels wonderful used in conjunction with the oil, and it is fantastic for circulation!
To erase general body tension, anxiety, and stress, I use my Yantra mat: a mat with little plastic spikes that through acupressure also works magic in releasing tension and improving circulation. The effects can be felt within minutes: I feel warmth along the parts of my body in contact with the mat, this increases blood flow, a natural response to acupressure. For extra cocooning, I also cover myself in our Lotus calming wrap whilst I lie on that mat and run a mental scan through my body checking in with any aches and knots. Sometimes, during this ritual I feel so sleepy and relaxed I can go to sleep instantly.
Finally, I try to end the day with a few positive thoughts and look in gratitude at all I have. This helps us realise how great what we have is as compared to the situation of many others, even though at times we may forget.
When my head hits the pillow, it's such a special treat to feel the silky smooth material of our Lotus Silk pillowcase and eye mask. The sensation of the fabric, as well as the benefits to my hair and skin, are the final layer of luxury I bring to my nighttime rituals.
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Thread Tales x La-Eva Lotus Silk Sleeping-mask and pouch set, Midnight Blue, £49