5 Home Relaxation Essentials

If there’s any place you can go to relax, it should be your home (or at the very least, your room). Whether it’s watching your favorite movie under a blanket, or drinking your favorite beverage while reading a new book, at-home relaxation is necessary for anyone’s sanity! To achieve complete relaxation in your home it’s good to have a few essentials on hand. The staff at CGS has put together some around-the-house essentials you’ll need to relax and unwind.

5 Home Relaxation Essentials to have on hand…

Scented candles

Everyone needs a bit of downtime every now and then, to get away from the stresses of daily life and work. Women are naturally drawn to great smelling things, but certain scents can help get you in a relaxed state of mind.

Aromatherapy is an effective way to help relax the mind and body. Through research, it’s been discovered that moods can change due to scents and fragrances introduced to the environment. Some great scents for getting into the relaxed mood are lavender, jasmine, lilac, sandalwood, and bergamot. 


The sound of music helps relieve stress. Listening to music has a major effect on the relaxed state of our mind and body. Music is one source that can quickly change our mood from happy to sad, upbeat to relax.

Playing soft music or the sounds of angelic instrumentals can be a huge stress management tool. Try the 50 Classics for Relaxation CDs. The soothing sounds of classical music provided in this collection help soothe the soul and let you unwind.


Reading your favorite book can do more than entertain you! According to research done by the University of Sussex, reading can reduce stress up to 68%. As you begin to read, you’re more concentrated on the literary words and the story the book brings. This allows you to temporarily forget about the things around you that may be causing stress.

It doesn’t matter what reading material you choose, reading causes you to enter into altered state of consciousness that can bring major relaxation. Check out 6 Books Every Girl Should Read and 4 Trendy Coffee Table Books to have on hand.


The foods and beverages you consume can play a major factor on how relaxed you are. Drinks that include chamomile can relieve insomnia and anxiety. It’s important to check with your primary physicians before trying chamomile, if you have any health issues.

Warm teas and milk can help you calm your mind and body before going to bed. Check out The Best Teas for the Best You article for a breakdown on the different types of teas and their healing properties.


Essential oils can be traced back as far as 5000 years ago. Vanilla scented oils help with relaxation and comfort, oils that contain cinnamon aromas calm you down and allow you to be present in the moment. Scented oils can lead towards a healthy and relaxing path to wellness.

Oils are very affordable to purchase and is considered an effective way to enhance certain moods, depending on the scent. Drop the oil of your choosing into a warm bath or on your pillow before bed for the ultimate relaxation.  

Relaxing in the midst of your home is one of the best feelings! What essentials do you need to relax in your home? What are some of your favorite ways to relax? Post a comment below to share what helps you get into a relaxed state of mind at home!

-The CGS Team



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