We are excited to share with you a beautiful success story born out of lockdown. Last year, Lucy Jarvis took a leap of faith to turn a passion project into a thriving small business. Blending together her love of aromatherapy, yoga and design, Inner States celebrates self enquiry and focuses on making time for everyday rituals.
With half the country in lockdown, our homes have become a safe haven from the world outside, and taking time to unwind and decompress is more important than ever. In today’s blog we chat with Lucy about the benefits of aromatherapy in the home, and what scents to use to create the perfect sleep sanctuary.Shop the collections at https://www.innerstates.com.au/ and follow Inner States on Instagram @inner.states
1. Tell us about yourself, and how Inner States began?
2. What are the best scents to use, to unwind after a long day?Our Yin blend is perfect to unwind after a long day, I mist it on my bedding and pillows and use it religiously before bed of an evening to help unwind. Lavender is scientifically proven to help us calm down and find that serene state of mind before bed. Other great oils for sleep are Geranium which helps to soothe our emotions, it also has a hormone balancing effect which helps promote sleep, Ylang Ylang helps cultivate inner peace for restful sleep and Chamomile eases frustration and tension in the body. These oils are all used in our Yin blend which is why its such a great addition to bedtime routine.3. How do you get your beauty sleep?I am a big lover of sleep and have always been a super light sleeper so have some great tricks up my sleeve! I dim the lights in my house of an evening and love setting the mood with candles and diffusing essential oils.I love night time bathing with Epsom salts to unwind, and then slipping into a clean set of PJs + cosying up under some fresh linen. I also love my Kip&Co silk pillowcases they feel so luxurious and the prints are beautiful, plus waking up with smooth hair is an added bonus!Sipping on a herbal tea after dinner is a beautiful ritual to make into a habit, I use my favourite teapot and cup and it often signals to my body the start of my “winding down” routine. Our Yin tea is the perfect pre bed companion with soothing herbs such as Lemon Balm, Marshmallow root, Chrysanthemum and black Goji’s. I was never a huge fan of Chamomile tea so when I was developing the Yin range I wanted something to help calm and balance with a unique Inner States twist.
I've just gone with the flow since launching in November last year and am very grateful for so many serendipitous moments along the way. I do have a few new exciting products planned to launch before Christmas including a fifth state. I honestly just feel really fortunate to be working on something I love and feel so passionate about. High quality, nature and sustainability are at the forefront of my mind when developing new products, I really hope and encourage our customers to find their own rituals to help them enjoy some mindful moments each day and that will continue to be my guiding ethos.