Don’t you feel that when the air gets crisper and the days shorten, our body is also in need of more care and compassion? Although we’re true believers that there’s not a right or wrong time to take care ourselves, we also do believe that there are specific times during the year when our body and our mind need to be taken care of more often.
One of these times is when the colder season is in full swing. The past two years have taught us a lot in terms of being isolated from the rest of the world and probably we all felt we had more time in our hands to do things for ourselves. Even though things are back to a semi-normality nowadays, let’s keep that lesson alive and try to keep those self-love moments present also in the day-to-day routine.
INTRODUCING THE SUPER WELLNESS EDIT AKA ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO LOVE YOURSELF MORE THIS AUTUMN
We love a good step-by-step guide and today we encourage you to be playful with your own rituals, finding out what could help you and adapting it to suit your schedule and lifestyle. Read along to discover some insider tips that you can mix and match to create your perfect self-love moments throughout the colder months.
1 – UP YOUR TEA GAME
When the weather gets miserable outside, there’s nothing more cocooning and comforting than a hot cup of tea sip on the couch while reading your favorite book. To sprinkle your evenings with a little taste of Ayurvedic magic, we have a very exciting news to present today.
Cosmic Dealer has launched two Ayurvedic botanical teas that are so special and tasty to become your perfect ritual both in the morning and in the evening. The box is split in two parts, one for the grilled grains and one for the botanical helps and spices, so you can play around and experiment different flavors of your elixir each time!
Grilled rice and vibrant Sencha green tea blend in a Genmaicha mix that’s full of life and flavour. Tulsi a.k.a the "elixir of life," becomes your secret weapon for strength and immunity. Naturally energizing moringa and tangy ginger surf in on afternotes, the perfect antidotes for a sluggish day. It’s elegant, it’s uplifting, it’s mega awake. Ideal for balancing Kapha.
Toasty buckwheat gives the body a warm embrace, coaxing it into relaxation with subtle notes of caramel, while CBD flowers and Ayurvedic herbs seduce the mind into a deep slumber. It’s satisfying, it’s comfy, it’s like falling asleep next to Bambi on a warm forest floor. Ideal for balancing Vata.
2 – ENTERTAIN YOUR SWEET TOOTH WITH SOME (HEALTHY) TREATS
There’s nothing that screams comfort food more than the autumnal and winter season. Starting from Halloween all the way up to the Christmas feasts, every week there’s a good excuse to indulge in some sweet goodies. But what if these satisfying treats can also be beneficial for your health? From the king of immune-boosters, Mr. Raw Manuka Honey, in all its pure glory, to some deliciously high-vibe Ayurvedic chocolate, you have plenty of choice to delight your daily sweet tooth’s.
Activist Raw Mānuka Honey 100+ MGO is wildcrafted in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native Mānuka Bush. Raw, unprocessed and produced in small batches, this honey is teeming with the life force of the hive. The 100+ MGO version is multi-functional and mid-level in therapeutic benefits. It is a great option for first timer’s and adaptable into lots of culinary uses.
Activist Raw Mānuka Honey 850+ MGO contains one of the rarest concentrations of anti-bacterial properties and naturally active enzymes. It can be taken internally for daily immune support or used topically for a 100% natural and hydrating face mask and skin cleanser.
Lightly sweetened with dates and absolutely delicious. This 85% cacao bar include very small pieces of real dates. The Hibiscus Salt & Ashwagandha flavour is designed for uplifting the mood.
This 85% cacao bar include very small pieces of real dates - this difference is crucial when comparing to other 'sugars' because the dates still include fibre. And fibre is what helps balance out the sugar in our body, preventing blood sugar spikes, and making it lower on the glycemic index (GI) than other types of sugars, including honey and coconut sugar.
The Blue Cornflower & Ajaparita (butterfly pea flower) flavour is designed to achieve radiant skin.
3 – CREATE YOUR IDEAL AMBIENCE
Whether you are relaxing, meditating, having a small gathering with friends or just doing your house chores, lighting up a candle is a great way to create a comforting environment that will put you (and others) at ease. If you fancy upping your candle game, why not trying a massage candle to give yourself (or someone else) a little bit of extra love?
Silent panoramas of white create a perfect canvas for anything to happen. The radiant top notes of Pink Pepper and Siberian Pine spike your senses. They elevate and energize. While your mind expands, your soul wafts in a smoky sultry mode. Thyme, once used as incense brings a spicy leathery note. Incense paired with sparkling top notes lifts the spirits and intoxicates. The after glow of the base notes and a naughty touch of tobacco from Gaiac Wood creates this sensual warm woody space. Champagne Powder is the addictive high of the ski slopes, resinous pine air, the finest powder, champagne in crystal and the memory of musky skin.
Feel serene and relaxed with this exclusive handmade massage candle, naturally fragranced by pure extracts of vanilla, rose and precious oud wood. Rich in moisturising ingredients including argan oil, coconut extract and shea butter, the candle wax inspires a deep sense of wellbeing and promotes profoundly nourished, hydrated and silky soft skin.
Seed To Skin bottled up the indescribable, unmistakable smell of a walk through their Borgo gardens in the summertime, so you can have a little piece of Borgo, wherever you are in the world. With heavenly notes of lavender, roses and jasmine, one spray of Borgo Air transports you to a summer’s walk through sun-soaked flower gardens, their peaceful sanctuary in the heart of Tuscany.
4 – GET COZY
Treat yourself to some comfy but fancy loungewear. A pair of cool socks or a fleecy jumper can give a fun twist to every at-home moment, but you can also wear them outside as they will give an understated yet edgy twist to every look Take a peek at our selection below and thank us later!
WARM ME – SOCKS LEO
Handmade in Nepal, WARM ME cashmere socks are the perfect match for your self-care activities durning the cold months. The leo print is a special limited-edition version of the signature cashmere socks created in collaboration with Muse & Heroine.
100% Mongolian cashmere and all the coziness you can ask for! Plus, the grey option is super chic with any outfit if you want to add a refined tomboyish twist to your look.
Crafted in a flaming hot red shade, this round-neck jumper will steal all the attention. A great transitional piece to spice up every monochrome or minimal look with a pop of colour and magic.
No self-love moment is complete without a pair of comfy cotton socks: wear them at home, for a chilled autumn afternoon by the fireplace or outside for the ultimate sporty-chic appeal!
5 – PAMPER & NOURISH YOUR SKIN AND BODY
Last but not least, taking care of your skin and body both from the inside and from the outside is such an underrated yet crucial step for your overall wellness. Take a few extra minutes when doing your skincare rituals to clear the energy around you and set the mood for a relaxing and recharging routine. Pick your supplements carefully by listening to your body and what it needs, especially during transitional phases. Sit back, and relax, this moment is for you only.
Dive into this mystical mist and enjoy deep calm and satisfying hydration while your field is being cleared and protection is called upon. A rare combination of ingredients from the global gardens with Palo Santo as the mighty conductor of this symphony, helping release tension, soothing your skin and opening the space for your intuition to come forward. Feel lighter, softer and more centered all the while your skin drinks in happily the flavorful bouquet.
Cleanse. Soften. Soothe. Hydrate. This lightweight cleanser includes a blend of aloe, rosewater, and gently purifying botanicals to balance any areas of redness or irritation. The gentle formula delivers moisture-binding botanicals into the skin delivering a hydrated and plump complexion. Best for clogged pores, poor circulation, and congested complexions.
This gel serum feels ultra-light but gives skin a serious boost in hydration thanks to two molecular weights of hyaluronic acid (famed for holding 1000x its weight in water). Even better, the hyaluronic acid is suspended in a base of soothing, moisturizing aloe. Lavender soothes skin and instantly relaxes the senses for an aromatherapeutic experience.
A luscious, deeply nourishing balm with a stunning wild-flower scent that pampers, uplifts and brings your skin back into balance while moisturizing and boosting collagen naturally. The heavenly Sweet Serenity signature scent brings powerful yet delicate botanicals onto your skin, suffusing you with high vibrations that lovingly help nurture and harmonize body, mind and spirit.
A rejuvenating tonic for damaged skin. This rejuvenating oil blends extra-strength comfrey and nettle macerates with helichrysum to help promote the healing of damaged tissue, stimulate healthy cellular regeneration, improve the appearance of scars (including acne scars), and soothe inflammation.
This hand blended mix of softening jojoba beads and botanical extracts of bergamot and ylang ylang sweep away dead skin cells and leave skin glowing, delicately scented and totally moisturised. This perfectly balanced fusion leaves you feeling sparkling and fresh for the day. It’s so enriching that you won’t need to moisturise post shower.
ANIMA MUNDI – COLD’S COCKTAIL
A sweet and spicy immune tonic that will support busting bugs out of the system. A strong dose of the two infamous Echinacea's (Purpurea and Angustufolia) known for their ability to protect and support the immune system. This formula contains herbs that are studied for having potent anti-microbial, anti-viral and immune enhancing properties, like echinacea angustifolia and purpurea, along with a strong anti-microbial like Boldo leaf often used in the rainforest to expel bacteria.
Catalyst Gold is specifically developed to re-program your body on the cellular level while aiding the necessary nourishment and detoxification without harsh cleanses and unrealistic dietary restrictions. Catalyst Gold provides support in boosting the body's natural ability to cut unhealthy cravings and increase energy levels. The allergen-free formula of supergreens, herbs, superfruits and essential minerals helps to protect and revive the immune –circulatory –nervous systems, the digestive organs, and supports to revitalize the hair and the skin.
Adapt’Âscend is a concentrated fluid extract blend harmonized with the energetic effects of flower essences for body, mind, and spirit integration. The formula comprises adaptogen herbs traditionally used to increase resilience, as a mind-body rejuvenate that improves vitality, induces restful sleep, improves mood, and invigorates life force. Especially indicated for fatigued conditions.