Life is stressful – no matter who you are or what you do for a living, every day brings new stresses and multiple tasks to juggle. Of course, one of those things we have to try and fit into our busy schedules is exercise and while some days I don’t even have the time to think about taking a half hour to put on my running shoes and head outdoors, I do try and make time each day to get my body moving and stretching. I’ve recently started practicing yoga and I must say it has helped balance out my stress levels a lot! Just a quick 15-minute flow is all I need to stretch out my muscles and take a moment to breath (literally). But it doesn’t stop there because I’ve recently discovered a beauty product that goes hand-in-hand with my new-found appreciation of yoga – it’s like relaxation in a bottle and is any over-worked, over-tired women’s best friend! Here’s why Mio’s Liquid Yoga restorative bath soak is my choice for our Hero Product of the Week.
As I said, the unique bath soak is perfect for stressed and tired bodies. I’ve started using it after my yoga sessions to keep the relaxed vibes going as long as possible but it’s also a great way to release tired muscles after a run or gym session. But it’s not just for post-exercise soaks, it’s also the perfect product to haul out of the cupboard after a long day at the office. Whatever you’re using it for simply run a hot bath and pour a generous dollop of this liquid wonder into the running water. The wonderfully intoxicating smell of the bath soak will soon fill your bathroom and beckon you to climb in and unwind for a little while. While you’re in the bath take the time to focus on your breathing, taking deep breaths to fully take advantage of the essential oils in the soak.
I love that Mio Liquid Yoga is packed full of good stuff to treat your skin and your muscles. The bath soak helps to melt away muscle fatigue, treat stressed and tense shoulders and knead away knots. The product’s milky-moisturising blend of essential oils, mineral salts and therapeutic herbs offer the perfect combination to erase a bad day and trust me, it really works! Epsom Salts and Andiroba Oil help to relieve cramps and aches while the V-tonic (a blend of essential oils and extracts including Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Citrus Lemon Peel Oil and Lavender) works to ease and relax muscles as well as help with insomnia, stress and anxiety. Murumuru Butter and Horse Chestnut Seed Extract both offer strong inflammatory relief for over-tired muscles and injuries.
I’ve tried a lot of bath soaks over the years and I can confidently say that this one is the best of the best. It instantly turns your bathroom into a mini spa and is pretty much like having a personal masseuse tucked away in your bathroom cupboard.
A bottle of Mio Liquid Yoga will set you back about R820 from Wellness Warehouse but you can also contact Poise Brands on 011 033 0500 for more stockist info. For more information on Mio and Mio Liquid Yoga click here.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.