Over here at Skylar, we get that it’s easy to feel worn down and tired after being stuck inside for so long. That’s why we’ve brought you the ultimate scent of renewal. Sun Shower combines citrus notes of lemon leaves with the freshness of meadow greens and jasmine tea to refresh your soul and re-energize your spirit. Allow this vibrant scent to inspire some new movement and awaken you from quarantine slumber.
- Go on a picnic!
Picnicking is a fun and simple way to get out of the house and soak in some fresh air, nature, and sunlight. Neighborhood parks offer plenty of green space to safely social distance from others while enjoying a meal and letting your meadow greens scent notes shine through (other picnic options include backyards, balconies, lookout points, beaches). Grab a blanket, a speaker, a board game, and a basket full of good eats for a surefire way to combat the quarantine blues.
During these difficult times battling the pandemic, we understand that everyone is experiencing higher stress levels and anxiety about the future. Meditation can help you to refocus yourself on the present and the aspects of your life that you can control. Practice including meditation during your self care sessions to increase self awareness, practice stress-management, increase creativity, and combat depression and anxiety. Meditate outside for the added benefits of vitamin D and allow Sun Shower’s notes of jasmine tea to calm and relax your body.
Some excellent meditation resources can be found here.
- Become a plant parent!
Houseplants are a great way to open up your living space to new energy; benefits of houseplants include a boost in mood, productivity, and creativity, reduced stress and fatigue, and cleaner indoor air. Some beginner friendly (nearly impossible to kill) plants include: Pothos Ivy, Aloe Plants, Spider Plants, and Jade Plants.
- Start a book club!
A book club with friends is the perfect motivator for all of us that love to say we’re going to start reading more before proceeding to open Netflix. Set up a standing zoom call with your club once a week or once every two weeks to chat about the latest in your selected book and to catch up with each other. Being apart from friends and family has been difficult; a book club can act as a great shared experience to help you feel more connected to your loved ones.
A list of Black owned independent bookstores to support can be found here!
- Do a summer clean out!
Give your living space a fresh, clean look to go with your fresh, clean scent! Donate those old clothes you haven’t worn in a year, toss out your expired makeup, and declutter your desk. Your environment influences your mood; clear space = clear mind.