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Depression Tip #4

Depression Tip #4:

If you’re not on any medication for your depression, you should be taking supplements! I personally decided to not opt for medication when my doctor offered – SSRIs just really don’t agree with me at all. Instead, after a lot of research, I decided to begin taking Tryptophan supplements. Tryptophan is a natural amino acid that your brain needs to produce serotonin – an important brain chemical that helps regulate mood, sleeping patterns, focus, appetite, energy levels etc. The purpose of prescribed SSRI medication is to increase the levels of serotonin in your brain – taking Tryptophan supplements effectively do the same thing!

You should always consult with your doctor before taking any supplements – particularly if you are already on medication. Do NOT take Tryptophan if you are already on prescribed medication related to your mental health – too much serotonin in your system can do a lot more harm than good! 

There are other healthy ways to self-medicate from home – such as taking vitamin D supplements, taking vitamin B complex supplements, using a SAD light or using SAD alarm clock.

Taking supplements really helps me. Just knowing that you’re actively doing something to help yourself feel better feels really good!

– Storm

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Lush Dreamtime Bath Oil Review

Hey guys!

I received this bath oil in a gift set my partner bought for me for our anniversary! It’s a very new gift set called ‘Relax More’ – I’m very grateful to be one of the first people to have received it! I hope you enjoy this review 🙂


Dreamtime Bath Oil:

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Rating: 5/5*

Cons:

This bath oil is SLIGHTLY messy. I did need to use a simple sponge to get some purple residue off of my bath, but it was extremely to do. If I’m honest, I didn’t clean it off until the next day when I next went to take a bath, and it still came off very easily. But, if reside in your bath is something you’re worried about, perhaps you should try a different product 🙂

The scent of Dreamtime is VERY pungent! It smells strongly of lavender. If lavender is not a scent you are keen on, I’d steer clear of this product.

The purple oils that this product releases will stick to your skin a little when you’re in the bath. This wasn’t a problem for me, because I always use a shower gel and shower pouf to wash myself when I take a bath – residue came right off! But, if you just want to use the bath oil in the bath to relax, and not to actually bathe, this may not the be bath product for you!

Dreamtime made me feel so relaxed and sleepy in the bath that I was genuinely scared that I was going to fall asleep whilst in the bath! You definitely have to be careful with this one.

If you don’t like to feel tired or uber relaxed after your bath, this would be an absolutely terrible bath oil to use. You won’t feel like doing anything at all after taking a bath with Dreamtime!


Pros:

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This bath oil is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! It is a beautiful purple colour with a ‘Z’ on the top of it, which has been dusted over with gold lustre. It is seriously pretty, and looks even more beautiful when it melts in the bath!

I found this to be such a relaxing product, seriously. This would be an amazing product to use an hour or two before going to sleep, just to help you wind down and fall asleep easily. I’m someone who has quite a lot of anxiety, and so my mind always races with things I’m stressed out about before I go to bed. If this bath oil can relax someone like me then trust me, it will work for you too!

In my opinion, this bath oil creates a beautiful bath. It doesn’t really colour the bath much at all, but it just leaves your bath feeling super moisturising. It also leaves some gorgeous, lustre-filled purple blobs of oil on the surface of the bath water, which to me looks much like a lava lamp! The bath art with this one is very subtle, which is something I appreciate most when I just want to relax.

I think this one smells absolutely amazing. The entire bathroom smelled so strongly of lavender that whenever I went in to check if the bath oil had melted, I was sure to quickly shut the door behind me (to prevent any of the gorgeous scent from escaping!) If you appreciate the scent of lavender then please, try this bath product. It is very underrated and I’m not quite sure why. I know they changed the formula of it recently but regardless, this is such an amazing product!

This bath oil took a while to melt. Now, usually I don’t like it when bath bombs take a long time to finish fizzing, because I like to watch and take photos and I get bored after a while! With this bath oil though, because there wasn’t much of a “show” either way, I was able to just sit in my room and go on my laptop for a while. It actually made the whole experience even more relaxing, because the experience wasn’t rushed at all. I was also sure to fill the bath with quite hot water, so that it wouldn’t be tepid by time I got in!

The bath water might feel SLIGHTLY oily when you first get in, but once you’ve washed your hair and your body etc, it won’t feel so oily anymore. I also topped up my bath with some cold water, which made moisturising effect of the bath oil more subtle.

After leaving the bath, my legs and skin in general felt PERFECTLY moisturised. I didn’t feel too oily or tacky, and I didn’t feel dry at all either. It was just an absolutely perfect level of moisturisation.


Overall Conclusion:

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Overall, I absolutely loved this bath oil. I don’t even know why I have never tried a bath oil before this one, because they are so cheap and create the perfect bath (at least for me!) I honestly couldn’t have had a more relaxing bath than I did with Dreamtime. I feel like this is a bath oil that would go really well with Tisty Tosty or Sakura bath bomb if you like to mix bath products, because I also found those two to be very subtle and extremely relaxing (although I personally do not like to mix bath products.)

If you are a very active, productive person, and enjoy being that way and don’t enjoy taking time to relax, then maybe this isn’t the bath oil for you. For me though, I think Dreamtime is perfect for those times that you just feel super stressed and down.

Overall, I’m going to give this bath oil a 5/5* rating. I just really couldn’t fault it, and I feel like it a product that every stress-prone person needs in their cupboard for emergencies!

– Storm