Indulge this winter

Keep the blues at bay with these indulgent ideas to get you through winter.

Soak it up
Take some time out from the humdrum, light a candle and have yourself a long hot bath with essential oils. Lavender, chamomile or rose oils are particularly beautiful for relaxation. Add a couple of drops of each of these to a carrier oil such as coconut oil, then once your bath is full add the oil mixture and enjoy. 

Have a laugh
Have some guilt-free ‘me time' cuddle up on the couch with a couple of comedies. A good belly laugh in winter is a great way to lift your mood and relax your body. Some research also suggests that it can help immunity, so if you feel a cold coming on, maybe you should put a comedy on.

Eat, drink be merry
Roasted chestnuts and mulled wine are particularly beautiful treats during the winter months. Set a fire up in the backyard, invite some friends over and enjoy some seasonal treats like mulled wine mulled and roasted chestnuts.

The full treatment
Our skin is often tired and dull during winter, that is why it's the best time for a lengthy indulgent spa treatment. Book yourself into a day spa or hot springs venue and get yourself an exfoliation and massage. If you have the time and the budget why not get a spray tan as well, it will make you feel and look great.

Image credit: Christin Hume