environment2022/04/20

How To Bring Natural Wellness Into Your Daily Rituals

by Veronika Vasileva

Spring is the perfect time for a refresh of our routines. Think spring clean on a larger scale – out with the wintery bits and in with the new and fresh! It is the perfect time to connect with nature and introduce more natural goodness in your daily rituals. 

In this guide, we look at five different ways of how we can bring more natural goodness for a nice fresh start this spring! 

1. Detoxification bath

Detoxification can be aided by dry brushing, saunas and steams, detox baths, and cold showers. We are not big fans of concepts like ‘detox’ and ‘cleanse’ as this may entail unhealthy (and even unsafe!) practices or dieting.

Using gentle natural ways can help our bodies eliminate toxins. Although our bodies are superbly equipped with systems and organs to eliminate toxins, we are exposed to various toxins in our environment. These range from hygiene products filled with chemicals to food sprayed with pesticides and herbicides or containing microplastics.

Detoxification baths with natural salts, such as epsom, pink Himalayan or Dead Sea salts, can support our bodies in releasing toxins. The magnesium-rich salts also work gently to support your muscles. Adding essential oils to the salts will further support the process – and will also add a wonderful relaxing aroma to your bath!

Do you know that the top essential oil for detoxification is juniper berry?

Juniper berries have a specific affinity with elimination. It’s a powerful diuretic meaning it helps the functioning of our kidneys. Juniper berry essential oil has a fresh, warm, balsamic, woody-pine needle odour. It is noted as being a detoxifying essential oil and is often used in massage formulas for pain. It also supports flushing out excess fluid in the body.

2. Preparing your skin for summer

During the autumn and winter months, the skin on our body is prone to dryness due to cold weather. Massaging a natural body oil onto arms and legs will not only help moisturise and soften the skin but also nourish the cells of the skin.

Fantastic carrier oils are sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, grapefruit oil and peach kernel oil. They will help get rid of any dry patches and flaky skin so that you will literally feel good in your own skin come summer.

3. Refresh your skincare routine 

Our facial skin changes with the seasons and you may find changes in texture and tone. This can be influenced by a number of seasonal factors, such as moisture levels in the air, temperature and changes in our routines.

There are many products on the market but if we had to choose one that would be a cleansing oil! Using a natural cleansing oil 3-4 times a week will not only cleanse your skin getting rid of blemishes and acne but will also essentially provide a deep nourishment to your skin as carrier oils are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, GLA & Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. 

4. New signature scent for your home

Spring is when we typically see a renewed interest in aromatherapy. Out with the scented candles burning all winter, in with diffusing natural essential oil blends! Diffusing an essential oil blend will enliven and refresh your space.

Essential oils are steam distilled from plants and literally carry the ‘essence’ of the plant as opposed to scented products with artificial fragrances made in a lab. What is more, you can choose between calming, energising or inspiring scents that transport you to a favourite place. This can be a new signature scent for your home!

5. Step up your yoga routine 

Spring is also when naturally our bodies require move movement. We get a surge of energy and it is a great time to capitalise on it. This is the perfect time to stock up on yoga essentials.

These are wonderful little aids and tools that will enhance your experience. A relaxation yoga pillow filled with dried lavender will massage your face and block light, whilst you enjoy the fragrant lavender scent. Essential oils can be diffused in your space to support your meditation and savasana practice.

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