Winter, quite frankly, can get pretty depressing, sad, mentally and physically draining. Add that to the abysmal year 2020 has been and we got problems coming out of the wazoo!
Temperatures are dropping, nights are getting longer and curfews are being implemented. Therefore, this is the perfect time for a winter self-care checklist to nurture and nurse your body, mind and soul.
Try these 10 self-care ideas for winter, which you could add to your regular self-care routine:
- Bath & Bubbles:
Nothing is more relaxing than a good soak to wash away the aches and pains of the day. A good bath has magical properties to turn our frown upside-down!
But, do you know what makes a bath truly luxurious? High quality bath salts & oils.
Especially during the winter, we like to use a mix of A Conscious Edit’s Crystal Bath Salts & Soul| Ritual Bath Oil.
Filled with the benefits of Magnesium and Himalayan Pink salts, Essential Oils & Aromatherapy goodness; this bath hits all the right spots!
Escape away from the chaotic partners, children and work-life and slip into Zen-mode… don’t forget to grab your rubber ducky along!
2. Drink a mug of Hot Cocoa:
Make a cup of hot chocolate and take your time to enjoy the rich goodness of it. It will make you feel warm and wholesome while it is frigidly frightful outside!
We enjoy The Cacao Club’s Pleasure & Intimacy Blend made with organic Cacao Beans, Cinnamon, Tahini, Cayenne Pepper and Rose Otto. Not only does this melted goodness help calm nerves, distress and reduce inflammation but also acts as an aphrodisiac!
There is no better way than to keep warm on a cold winter’s day than enjoying a hot mug of cacao … & your partner!
3. Light a scented candle:
Nothing is better than pampering yourself in aromatherapy without any noisy distractions around.
Whether it is online shopping, scoffing down a big bowl of pasta, watching a good Christmas movie (maybe, doing all 3 at the same time?) the best way to do anything is in sweetsmelling candlelight.
Our choice of scent is The Queen Idia Candle! Filled with notes of Lavender, Hibiscus & Soft African Moss, this is the ultimate fix for all your aromatherapy junkies out there!
Plus 100% sustainable! Yay!
4. Dress up, just because
You may not be going out as regularly as you are used to and this may be making you a bit depressed. But just because you are stuck at home, doesn’t mean you can’t feel good!
Do what we do. Choose your favorite outfit; pair it with your sparkliest heels, style your hair in the bounciest blow-dry and use those carefully acquired makeup skills. Take a boatload of selfies and strut your stuff around the house!
Look pretty. Feel good!
5. Call friends or loved ones:
We recommend you do this along with point 4.
Once you are dressed up to the nines, grab a glass (or bottle) of your favorite wine and have a virtual night out (over Zoom, Skype etc.) with your friends or loved ones!
It may not beat the real thing, but it sure comes pretty darn
6. Keep hydrated:
60% of the human adult body is made up of water. It is vital for clean, glowing skin; luscious hair and overall health that we keep hydrated at all times!
But sometimes drinking plain old water can be pretty boring! So, do what we do? Add a flavor (minus the sugar).
Laird’s Hydrate Coconut Water comes freeze-dried in zip-lock packets. All you need to do to enjoy it is add one tablespoon of powder to 8 ounces of water, mix and enjoy!
7. Take a walk in the cold:
Whether for 10 or 30 minutes, it is important to get some fresh air and daylight to clear your mind off all worries & rest your eyes from screens
We know, you are thinking right now it not the best time to get out but if you are worried about touching anything, just take along a sanitizer or disinfectant spray!
We recommend the all-natural blend of potent and protective essential oils like Rosemary, Tea Tree, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Niaouli, and Palmarosa, which are carefully added together to create Soapwalla’s Disinfectant Spray.
8. Try Exciting DIYs:
The things that can be ingested can also be applied! That is a beauty motto we live by. So homemade DIY’s come naturally to us!
There is a variety of specially crafted; tried and tested DIYs you can do yourself from the comfort of your home & the availability of everyday products in your kitchen.
PS: It is a great way to spend a few hours!
9. Sleep well:
Stress can make our minds race and deprive us of our muchneeded beauty sleep.
When we are unable to sleep we mix half a disc of The Cacao Club’s Peaceful Sleep Blend into a mug of hot milk, enjoy the warm goodness & snuggle into bed.
Filled with the goodness of chamomile to treat insomnia, passionflower – a natural sedative and tranquilizer, skullcap for aches & pains; this medicinal hot cacao is god-sent in times of need!
Can’t sleep? No need any more to count sheep have a drink & you’re good to go!
10. Start your day off with a good brew:
Nothing is worse than to start off the day with post-coffee acidity first thing in the morning. It ruins the entire day!
We have now solved this problem for everyone. With 100% taste, the acidity, brew your own cup of Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee to support productivity, focus and creativity throughout the day.
It is perfect to kick-start your morning and power through your workday at the office or at home.
Drink it whenever your brain needs an energizing hug!
Last but not least, the main thing to keep in mind when you self-care is to:
Remember you are loved and special- because you are!