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Your love of slime might make you healthier

Slime is all the rage on the Internet and IRL and has quickly become the star of ASMR videos. Besides being super fun to create and customize, slime is also now the trendiest way to relieve stress.

You may be wondering how this weird and gooey gunk is possibly beneficial for your health. Well, similar to a stress ball, there are certain sensory elements to slime that make it really relaxing. This all began when it was introduced to ASMR.

If you’re not quite sure what ASMR is, you’ve probably stumbled upon it on Instagram or YouTube. It’s those videos where someone gets really up close and personal with a microphone and does things like eat pickles, whisper words of encouragement or squish some slime to get that sticky clicky sound.

For a lot of people, this triggers a pleasurable auditory experience. These sounds are calming and can help you relax in a unique way that affects your entire body, starting at your head.

Slime not only gives you the auditory experience, but having it in your hands gives you a really cool textural experience, too. The really unique thing about slime is that it comes in various recipes that offer a different sound and feel to appeal to your senses. You can also add calming scents like lavender or eucalyptus to trigger your sense of smell.

If you’re interested in the hype and want to try this stress reliever for yourself, here are a few recipes to get you started.

The lavender scent will totally help you unwind after a long day.

This gooey creation is like a bubble gum you can play with, minus the mess.

Does slime help you when you're stressed? Tell us in the comments below!

Photo credit: Pinterest, YouTube, Daily Dot.

by Bella Torres | 11/3/2017
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