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4 Decorative Elements That’ll Relax Your Moving Mind

Essential oil diffusers in your new home can help you wind down from the stress of the move.

The move into a new home can leave you frazzled and exhausted. Even if you’ve done everything possible to minimize moving stress during the transition, its aftermath can deplete you.

Unless you count the calories burned climbing over unopened boxes to claw your way to the kitchen, wellness hasn’t exactly been a top priority. Where should you turn for a relaxing refresh?

Through a few aesthetically-pleasing elements, you can infuse some instant, continual bliss into your new humble haven. These four pieces of decor have your tense back. Namaste home.

1. Diffuse your Stress

As if it wasn’t intrusive enough, anxiety has a heavy hand in your sleep (or lack thereof). If you’ve been waking up on the wrong side of the bed, turn to aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, is a holistic treatment that’s been used for thousands of years. Experts say these oils send messages to your brain, by way of your smell receptors, that improve emotional and physical health. You can inhale them or rub onto the skin.

Proponents say essential oil diffusers can decrease anxiety, boost moods, and promote sleep (which you’ll need after enduring that moving stress). To start enjoying the benefits, buy a diffuser, add your choice of essential oil and take a deep breath.

Here are 11 essential oil diffusers to get you started. If you’re still not sold on the spa-like aesthetic, try resisting a glamorous geometric gold or silver diffuser. Ordering now!

2. Choose a Lamp Worth your Salt

Consumption of salt helps the body with fluid and electrolyte balance, as well as nerve and muscle function. Some say exposure to it has benefits, too.

With people paying to visit Himalayan salt rooms (reminiscent of salt caves) to soak up their promoted health benefits, it’s no surprise that Himalayan salt lamps have also gained popularity.

Proponents of these lamps say they can improve air quality, allergies, mood, and sleep. In addition to the sodium chloride found in table salt, Himalayan salt has zinc, magnesium, and potassium — minerals that give these lamps their signature pink-orange tint.

Critics argue there’s no scientific evidence to back the positive energy (in the form of negative ions) these lamps claim to produce. But even taken with a grain of salt, it could be worth a try.

The glow alone is said to be like a relaxing campfire — a stark juxtaposition to the blue, circadian rhythm-interrupting lights our electronics emit. Here are 10 Himalayan salt lamps to try.

3. Cool your Jets Before you Rest

While on the topic of bedside lamps, have you considered what you could envelop your bed in that’s both stylish and sleep-inducing?

The answer is in your temperature. Your bedroom temperature can affect your REM quality and sleep — and the drop in your body temperature is what helps usher you into a deep sleep.

Enter the Buffy cooling comforter. Buffy advertises that it’s “the comforter that’s softer than a cloud.” The company says it helps expedite the body temp cooling process so you can get to work sleeping.

As promoted by Buffy, the comforter’s hypoallergenic, plant-based fabric helps moderate body temp. The company says its silky eucalyptus fibers have anti-inflammatory, soothing properties.

Because the comforter is white and airy, it naturally works with any color palette. Options range from $120 to $190 depending on size, but you can try it free for 30 days before buying it. Sold!

4. Branch Out a Little

People seek out nature to evoke bliss and balance, and the effects aren’t a placebo. Green spaces help reduce disease and boost productivity — positively impacting both your mental and physical health.

However, these positive feelings shouldn’t be limited to the outdoors — especially when considering how much time people spend indoors (upwards of 90% of their lives on average, says the EPA).

Studies have shown that by bringing elements of nature indoors, you can reap similar benefits. A report released from Planet Art Environmental Foundation suggests incorporating wood and timber products into the home can mimic some of the mental and physical benefits of outdoors.

Wood’s decorative possibilities are endless, so here are 25 ideas to get you moving. Timber!

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