It's difficult to prioritize relaxation in an increasingly busy world. People are increasingly opting to stay at home for their self-care. Snacks, beauty products, fluffy pillows, and Netflix are all relaxation essentials. But what about the setting? A messy room or a poor aesthetic can spoil a relaxing night in.
Use these houseplants and florals to keep your self-care scenery fresh, inviting, and relaxing.
This aromatic plant is frequently found in kitchen windows and home herb gardens.
The common cooking herb is also used for tea and is known as an anti-inflammatory.
If the basil plant looks lonely on its own, add separate pots with peppermint, rosemary, oregano, and other herbs to complete the collection of seasonings and home remedies.
Passionflower is a beautiful and exotic bloom that has been used to treat anxiety and insomnia, although studies to confirm their effectiveness are still underway.
If growing passionflower indoors, be sure to provide it with a spot near a bright window with lots of light where it can thrive.
Chamomile is most commonly known for its use in tea, which is high in antioxidants. Like basil, it also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Chamomile can be grown indoors and has a relaxing scent. After several months, a new chamomile plant should be healthy enough to harvest for tea.
There's a reason so many relaxation products come with a touch of fresh lavender. Shampoos, soaps, candles, oils and even baked goods all take advantage of lavender's relaxing fragrance.
Lavender tea is often used to soothe upset stomachs.
A few sprigs of lavender can brighten up any home, and hopefully the disposition of those who occupy it.
Lavender can be difficult to grow indoors, so make sure to give it a sunny place to live, be careful when watering, and pay extra attention to its well-being.
This healing succulent is a common staple in kitchens. Aside from purifying the air, aloe vera is also used in cooking and for the treatment of burns.
We recommend keeping an aloe plant in the kitchen to clear the air and soothe cooking burns. If your kitchen is full, try keeping aloe as a decorative accent in a well-lit bathroom or sunroom.
Which houseplants and florals did we miss? Which plants and flowers do you find most calming? Let us know in the comments below.