08Dec Cosy at Home Rituals
A welcoming soak to drive away the stress and chill of the day, a flickering candle and indulgent hand cream: sometimes it's the small everyday comforts that provide the biggest pleasures. Unpack the day with our cosy at home rituals guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and calm, ready for the perfect night in.
Ritual #1: A Luxurious Long Soak
Dark winter nights and overloaded to do lists, winter can leave us all feeling a little flat from time to time. The busiest time of year for many of us, rejuvenate with intentional moments of calm away the distracting hustle and bustle. A miracle worker for aches, pains, colds and sniffles a luxurious long soak in the tub, or fragrant steam in the shower, is just what the doctor ordered.
Begin by setting the scene with your favourite calming music, a gentle warm light and whatever fragrance you desire. Whether it be oils, salts or foams: be generous! Our addition of choice is the White Moss Bath & Shower Gel. Creating bountiful bubbles, the bath gel nourishes and soothes whilst leaving you delicately fragranced with White Moss. Take in the steam, breathe deep and slow as you relax in isolation, quiet and comfort.
For an added touch of cosy, pop your towel on a warm towel rail or into an airing cupboard before you begin your soak – you’ll feel extra snug as you emerge and wrap yourself into a fresh, fluffy, warm towel.
Did you know?
A study found that taking a hot bath around 90 minutes before bed can help you fall asleep more quickly. At night our body temperatures naturally drop, which signals the production of melatonin (the sleeping hormone). Soaking in a warm bath will raise your body temperature, and exiting will more rapidly cool it down, thus signalling to the body that it's time for bed.
Ritual #2: Nourish and Repair
Between the colder weather and central heating, chapped lips and dry skin will (unfortunately) always be part and parcel of winter. Whilst you can’t do much regarding the weather, help nourish and repair your skin with targeted, hydrating skincare.
Most effective after emerging from a steaming bath or shower, apply your moisturiser when the skin is warm and pores open. Soft and creamy, the White Moss body lotion gently soothes with extracts of lemon and shea butter. Take a moment to massage into the skin, letting the lotion hydrate and nourish. A simple self-care treatment, the ritual will leave you feeling rejuvenated and fresh, the delicate fragrance of White Moss sitting softly on the skin.
For cracked lips and hands, the Šfarìa collection is the perfect pick for protecting and repairing damaged skin this winter. Deeply hydrating with extracts of mountain arnica and honey, the hand cream gives immediate relief to dry and cracked hands. Also containing honey, the lip balm of the range helps to retain moisture whilst Shea Butter deeply nourishes. Best applied generously before bed (as they’re least likely to be washed off), leave the balms and creams to work their magic over-night!
Ritual #3: Detangle and Massage
Relieving tension in the scalp, as well as leaving tresses silky, detangling your hair can be one of the most relaxing daily rituals there are.
Depending all on the tools, the benefits of a quality hairbrush can not be understated. Elevating the everyday with pieces of exceptional quality, every pass of the brush sparks joy. For gentle, delicate daily care we recommend our Protection brushes. Hand finished the brushes feature textured beechwood handles, gentle rubber cushions and uniquely looped bristles.
As you begin brushing, let the bristles gently massage and stimulate the micro-circulation of the scalp. A pleasure to use, combine with the White Moss Restorative Serum to make quick work of detangling and leave the hair gorgeously fragranced.
Did you know?
Research shows that this stimulation can reduce stress hormones and increase production of serotonin as well as lower blood pressure.
Hand finished, the ACCA KAPPA Protection brushes feature textured beechwood handles, gentle rubber cushions and uniquely looped bristles.
Ritual #4: Settle in and Snuggle Down
We all deserve moments of quiet, tranquillity and beauty. Whatever your escapism: a great book or a favourite show, indulging in a few additional home luxuries can help create that fuzzy feeling as you settle in for the evening. Whether it be an aromatic diffuser or cosy evening lit by flickering candlelight, choose the scents that enhance the atmosphere you wish to curate. Rich and comforting, Amber & Sandalwood is fantastic for glowing fireside vibes whilst Eucalyptus & Oakmoss will leave you immersed in the sweet, sharp scents of a crisp pine forest.
For an added touch of luxury, use the White Moss softener to leave your chunky knits or cosy blankets smelling deliciously fresh, aromatic, and comforting. Combine with a steaming cup of herbal tea, or well-deserved glass of wine and snuggle away!
Put the phone down!
Many of us are guilty of multitasking when watching T.V, but did you know that this can negatively affect our moods? Recent studies suggest that when you're distracted (a.k.a on your phone), it reduces something known as transportation, which is when you feel completely immersed in what you're watching. And the less transported you are into a show, the less emotionally attached you are and, according to the survey results, the less you enjoy it.
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