Just a few moments a day of self-care, calm and nourishment can shift your sense of wellbeing.

7 Step Guide to Seasonal Wellness

With autumn just around the corner, and winter following shortly behind it, our bodies, minds and spirits need a different approach to health and wellbeing. So we’ve created a Scandi-inspired guide for winter wellness.

Our bodies, minds and spirits all benefit from a bit of TLC, especially during the colder months. Here is our 7 step Scandi-inspired guide for winter wellness to accompany our Altum collection. It includes hand soaps, lotions and salt scrubs, made from 100% Danish ingredients, many of which are foraged from the sea.

1 Turn hand-washing into a ritual 

Keeping your hands clean can be taxing, especially if you have sensitive skin or cold temperatures. Turn it into a ritual with a beautifully scented hand soap, like our Lilac Bloom or Marsh Herbs soaps, that will remove the germs and replace them with a relaxing and refreshing scent 

2 Then add moisture
Once your hands are clean, they’ll need a boost of moisture to stop the cold getting to them. Like so much of Scandinavian living, embracing nature can really help here. Use a hand lotion that makes the most of natural ingredients like essential oils and herbs, and doesn’t rely on parabens or colourants, which can dry out your skin even more. 

3 Get enough sleep 

Our natural internal rhythms tell us darkness equals more sleep - and for good reason. Sleep allows our entire system to reset, including our brains, skin, and organs. Wind down from your day about an hour before bedtime by taking a bath, reading a book, or doing some gentle yoga before you switch off the light. Your immune system, skin, and spirit will thank you for it.

Just a few moments a day of self-care, calm and nourishment can shift your sense of wellbeing.

4 Reduce artificial light. 

It can be tempting in the darker months to keep things artificially light long after the sun has set. Especially with modern technology, there are plenty of distractions like phones, lights, and TV. 

But all this artificial light can confuse our body clocks and overwhelm our senses. Scandinavians have a long history of cultivating warm light in the winter months without using harsh electric light sources. The secret? Candlelight. Lighting a candle as the sun sets has a soothing and nourishing effect on our bodies and minds, and is a much kinder way to enjoy winter evenings.

5 Soften your skin with a salt scrub
Use a natural salt scrub to exfoliate and soften your skin. Find one, like our Lilac Bloom or Marsh Herbs scrubs, that includes essential oils that will enhance your natural glow. Scrubs are a great way to promote your circulation, which can become sluggish in the winter months. Stimulate the senses by gently rubbing your scrub in small circles over your skin.

6 Take a moment to moisturise.

In the autumn, it’s easy to go from the shower to fully dressed as quickly as possible to avoid getting cold! But taking just a moment or two to moisturise can boost your sense of wellbeing as well as your skin’s natural radiance. Use a lovely body lotion, like our Marsh Herbs or Lilac Bloom lotions, and breathe through your whole body as you apply it after a shower or before bed.

7 Stay hydrated 

Staying hydrated in the summer feels a lot easier! We’re naturally warmer and thirstier, and less likely to be drinking hot, caffeinated drinks.

While we’re never going to deny you of your morning coffee or delicious tea, we do recommend more herbal teas that are warming, hydrating and detoxifying. Choose a lovely mug, and take a few deep breaths while waiting for the kettle to boil to enhance your sense of calm.

Wishing you wellness...

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