The Ultimate Winter Wellness Guide | The Source Bulk Foods
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Let’s face it, the winter months can feel rather dull. It’s harder to feel motivated, energetic and many of our healthy habits can start to fade away. But this can be the best time to slow down and focus on looking after yourself physically and mentally. To help you get through the cold and dark days in comfort and bring back a little sunshine to your everyday, we have created the ultimate zero-waste wellness guide. Keep scrolling for easy how to’s and tips & tricks to get you through the winter months!
  • 1. Wind Down In Winter

     

    Self care is so important. It allows you to set aside time to take care of yourself so that you can be healthy, nourish your body & mind and help get you through the often dreaded winter.

    An easy way to make sure you’re always making time to look after yourself is to set a regular self care routine that you can look forward to – think of it as investing time to prioritise your health so you can feel good! A wind down routine just before bedtime is a great way to incorporate some self care – it will help you ease into a relaxed state for a good night’s sleep, as well as give you something to do while you stay warm and cosy indoors. Some simple ways to do this include:

     

    Practice Mindfulness
    Mindfulness allows us to create space for ourselves. Activities like journaling, breathwork and meditation (apps like Headspace and Calm are great free apps to guide you) can help create a sense of calm and reduce stress, clearing your mind for productivity and cultivating appreciation which makes us feel happier!

     

    Limit Screen Time
    Putting away your phone, laptop and tablet at least an hour before bed helps to reduce disruptive thoughts and promotes better sleep. It’s not always easy to resist the temptation but turning on ‘do not disturb’ mode, using a sleep/wake up alarm setting to prompt you or putting it away in a drawer or on the other side of the room will help stop you reaching for it (we promise, it’s not as hard as it sounds).

     

    Take a Relaxing Bath
    Not only will it keep you nice and warm during these colder months, but it’s the perfect way to unwind and relax – add Epsom Bath Salts to help relax tired muscles, sprinkle Rose and Lavender petals for sweet scents, light some candles and grab a book to turn it into a whole R&R affair.

     

    Mini Pamper Session
    Treat yourself (and your skin) with your favourite face mask – add a hot drink and put on some slow tunes for a true pamper session. Try our Green Clay Face Mask, perfect for drawing out impurities and soothing irritated skin and our Chamomile Tea for calming and caffeine-free.

  • 2. Personal Care Regime

     

    Winter is notorious for bringing about harsher conditions which can lead to damaged, dry, flaky and cracked skin. So protecting and nourishing your skin during the colder, drier conditions is key. Having a solid personal care regime will help to keep your skin glowing and radiant no matter what the environment throws at you. Read on for an easy step-by-step guide!

     

    Body care

    Help keep your body feeling clean, nourished and healthy with these top picks:

    • NEW natural soap range – choose between Geranium & Rosehip, Lime & Green Tea and Mintyfresh and natural ingredients without chemicals or preservatives, locally handmade in UK with natural oils to nourish and moisturise the skin.
    • Our Coconut Hand and Body Lotion – a super moisturising lotion that has been dermatologically tested and will leave your skin nourished, hydrated and smelling delicious!
    • Our Rose Gold Safety Razor, a perfect addition to the zero-waste bathroom that will keep you looking and feeling good!

     

    Face care

    Your skin is more prone to damage with the harsher conditions that winter brings. Having a facial skin care routine that is nourishing and hydrating will leave you feeling great and glowing. Try these top tips to add to your winter skincare routine:

    Clean & Clear
    With your skin being more sensitive during the colder months, a deep and gentle clean is ideal. Use our reusable Makeup Remover Pads to remove the day’s build up and our Green Clay Face Mask to draw out impurities and reduce blemishes.

     

    Extra Exfoliation
    Change dull skin to bright skin by scrubbing the flakiness away. Our orange scented Body and Face Exfoliating Cubes are perfect for just that, offering a deep but gentle clean without harsh or harmful ingredients. Plus, they are 100% package free – so no waste!

     

    Hydration Station
    The colder temperatures and blustery wind will leave you feeling drier than ever. Rehydrate and protect your skin with our hydrating Organic Argan Oil – a moisturising facial oil that can also be used on your cuticles and to manage frizzy hair.

  • 3. Eat well, feel well

     

    The cold naturally calls for heartier foods that will make you feel warm and cosy inside & out. But this doesn’t mean that it can’t be healthy.  To help you make sure what you put in your body is nutritious and delicious, here’s our fave ingredients and meals.

     

    Teas
    There’s nothing like a hot tea to soothe and warm the soul. We have over 20 tea blends and some that are just perfect for winter include our:

     

    Superfood Powders
    Our superfood powders are packed with vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and nutrients to supercharge your health and immune system.

    It’s as simple as adding our Organic Spirulina Powder to your morning smoothies, sprinkling our Organic Maca Powder on top of your porridge or granola, or even adding our Organic Acai Powder to your raw desserts or baked treats.

    Make it even easier with our Grab N’ Go smoothie mixes Breakfast Boost and Supergreen Mix to pack in loads of different superfoods in one hit!

    Soups and Curries
    Soups, curries and cold weather go hand in hand. There’s nothing better than steaming up the house with warmth and a wafting fragrance that will make you feel like staying in was the best choice.

    Our delicious Ready-To-Go jars Dahl In A Dash and Coconut Curry Lentil Soup means that in around 20 minutes, you can have a no fuss, cosy night in (plus a discount when you bring the jars back to be refilled with the same mix)!

    We also have an extensive range of spices when you want to enjoy making your custom curries from scratch, including the essential Curry Powder, Mustard Seeds, Turmeric Powder and so many more!

     

    Snack Time
    No doubt you’ll feel like snacking a lot more throughout the winter period (we certainly do!). We have a wonderful range of snacks to keep those cravings at bay.

  • 4. Keep On Moving

     

    It can be harder to feel motivated to exercise – especially when it’s cold, rainy and just plain grey. But keeping active can really lift your mood and boost your energy levels. And if you don’t feel like venturing outside, you can continue the workouts inside!

     

    Stretch It Out
    A morning wind up and evening wind down stretch session helps you to gently start and end the day while keeping your body active and easing any tension and muscle aches.

     

    Indoor Workouts
    If the weather deters you from going for a run, try working out indoors at a gym or in your own home. Activities like , aerobics and using objects in your house like heavy books as weights make for some excellent exercise.

     

    Keep Those Fluids Up
    Sweating during those workouts means you’re losing water and with the drier weather, you’ll want to make sure you stay hydrated –  that’s easily done with our high quality double insulated
    Stainless Steel Water Bottle (available in different patterns and sizes) that can keep liquids cool for up to 24 hours or warm for up to 12 hours – handy for those hot drinks during winter time (like hot chocolate or mulled wine).

     

    Stay Fresh
    Keep that fresher feeling going throughout your workout and day with our Pitt Balm Deodorant – it’s natural, with a nice hint of organic essential oils and can be easily refilled so there’s no waste.

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