Mellow Out with Mindful Dishwashing

1427Studies show that mindful dishwashing—where you focus on the smell of soap and the feeling of warm running water—can increase positive mental stimulation. In fact, mindful dishwashing decreased feelings of nervousness by 27% and increased feelings of inspiration by 25%. This study exemplifies the benefits of mindfulness—any activity where you slow down and focus on your senses has the potential to improve your wellbeing.*

Enjoy mindful dishwashing with homemade natural dish soap. You’ll need two cups of water, ¼ cup of all-natural soap flakes, a ¼ cup of castile soap and 30-40 drops lavender essential oil. Bring the water to a boil, add the soap flakes until they dissolve, then add the castile soap and essential oil, stir well and soap up!

Express your love today!

Dr. Kim

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