How does a Queen sleep? I would assume so soundly that she can feel a pea between her mattress. You deserve to have the best sleep and one night fit for a queen. I wanted to share night routine tips that are inspired by other Queens, old and new. The tips will work for all budgets, its just the small things that make you feel good about yourself. Below are some things you can use or try to have a night of luxury.
Setting the tone in your Bedroom
Create a kind of ambiance that only a Queen would enjoy. There’s nothing like the lighting a candle to give the spa experience. The candles give a luminous a sense of calmness. Choose to go for floral scented candles as the Royals have been known in history to surrounded with tons of flowers. In those days having tons of floral arrangments was suppose to mask the smell of insufficient hygiene and smelly rooms of the castle.
Pretty Floral Candles for a Queen
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Queen Marie Antoinette always had her bedroom filled with tons of fresh flowers and potpourri. Fragrances of rose, jasmine, tuberose and orange blossoms filled her space. She was also known to be obsessed with her frenched perfumer Jean-Louis Fargeon’s ability to create scents of the same rose, jasmine, and bergamot. Some articles mentioned she also kept with it her during her imprisonment in the Tower of Paris.
Meghan Markle, a trendy royal favorite has been noted to have tried Jo Malone products. In interviews, Meghan has expressed her love for their products and one of her favorite scents was Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell Cologne. It has a floral scent with notes of fresh bluebell, lily of the valley, persimmon, and white musk. There fresh scented candles are a favorite amongst many also look aesthetically appealing on a bedside table.
I’m in love with the Rose Water & Ivy fragrance line at BathandBodyworks. One spritz of the room spray will have your bedroom smelling like roses, this fragrance also comes in a candle as well. The prices are inexpensive at Bath and Bodyworks and will not break your budget unlike other brands of the Royal favorites.
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Take a Bath
In Royal history, the richest bathed with essential oils and floral petals. Taking a shower routine was not heard of at that time but there still something soothing about taking a nice bath. Warm bath water with Epsom salt can soothe aching muscles and alleviate pain. My favorite product for this is Dr. Teal’s Pink Himalayan Bath salt.
Toss in a bath bomb for bubbletastic luxury bath. This is a great way to give added moisture to the skin. Some bath bombs already have some essential oil infusions to soften the skin. Add in some drops lavender oil or rosehip oil for apothecary benefits and a night of restful sleep.
Prepped your bath session with a mixture of essential oil and body scrub. A quick rub down before you get in the tub to get rid of dead skin cells. Removing dead skin will initiate good cell turnover for newly soft skin.
Bath and Beauty Products
There are many essential oils to choose from for many benefits to your skin. Essential oils are an inexpensive natural way to help with my skin problems. Meghan Markle, tell’s Allure that she can’t live without tea tree oil. Mention that this is a cure-all for her and she brings it with her all the time. Kate mentions in “USmagazine” sources that she applies “Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil to keep wrinkles at bay.
“Make your own Bath Bomb”
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 1/2 cup Epsom salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- coloring pigment – optional (use gel colorant for less water)
- 2 1/2 tablespoons almond oil – or melted coconut oil
- 3/4 tablespoon water
- 12-15 drops essential oil
- Bath bomb molds (metal molds or plastic molds)
Step by Step Instructions:
- Grab a medium-size bowl and mix together all of the dry ingredients. Adding color is optional but I recommend using gel colorant to keep it from fizzing. Less water is best at this stage. Whisk together until you reached you desired color.
- Take another separate smaller bowl and mix together the wet ingredients.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry bowl mixture. Be very slow in mixing because you don’t to activate the fizzing just yet. (save that for the bath, lol) Once it’s combine it should look like wet sand.
- Take your mold and each side packing the mixture slightly over the edge. Press both of the halves together firmly. Let the molds rest for a minute then gently pull them apart. Allow the bath bombs to dry for 24 hours before you use them.
- If you don’t have metal molds you can use measuring cups or cupcake molds.
Try a Face Mask
You know the saying put your best face forward. A Queen’s facial care is part of her daily routine. Back in those days all queen’s tried their best to look youthfull. A hydrating face mask is great way to have a facial at home.
Still famous in France, Marie Antoinette was known to have a signature face mask with consisted of the following ingredients, two teaspoons of cognac, one egg white, one-third of a cup of powdered milk and the juice of one lemon blended into a paste. The acidity for the lemon would help dissolve dead skin cells and tighten pores. The cognac stimulates circulation and the egg repairs skin tissue.
Massage your Body with Lotion
Moisturizing is key for a rich looking body. As women are known to show there age by hands, the historical Queens were hip to this tip. Many Queen’s including Marie Antoinette was known to wear wax gloves filled with essential oils. This would reveal soft supple hands. Also they were gloves with the same oils to moisturize. Now that you have given yourself a “queenly” glow with the face mask, now it’s time for the body.
Princess Marie-Olympia of Greece
The young Princess Marie-Olympia of Greece mentioned that she does not wear perfume, in fact, she uses just Amazing Grace by Philosophy cream. A light and airy fragrance in a body whip cream giving your skin the moisture it needs.
Another one of the royal’s favorites is a very riched body lotion by Nivea. 5. Meghan Markle has told “BeautyBanter” that her favorite lotion on the market is Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion. As she quotes –” I use this religiously. It’s honestly my favorite lotion on the market, it’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it” You can grab this at your local pharmacy and its truly inexpensive so try it on for size.
Well, your majesty, “I bid you adieu”. After reading this I’m already excited to pick a day to relax and reign myself of the weekend as Queen. Everyone needs time to unwind and feel like royalty for the day. The best way to feel royal is to treat yourself and make it a priority. I hoped you loved reading my tips as I loved sharing them.
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