Our Top Picks for Sustainable Self Care

With all the upheaval that has been happening in the world this past year, it's never been more important to look after ourselves. Both our physical and mental health is in need of a little TLC right now, and it all starts with taking the time to reconnect with our mind and body. There are plenty of self care products available out there, but why not switch to a more eco-friendly option?

Self care products take many forms; from skincare to scents, everyone's "alone time" looks different. By switching to more environmentally friendly products, you can take time for yourself and do your bit for the planet at the same time, allowing you to feel more at ease. With 62% of adults feeling more anxious during the pandemic, why not treat yourself to some self-care today?

Pamper Products

One of the best ways to relax and unwind is by treating yourself to a DIY spa day. Face masks, essential oils and body scrubs are all popular choices, but are they sustainable enough? This isn't a question that crosses most people's minds, but it should! Knowing you're doing your bit for the environment, no matter how small, can make a big difference for your mood and self-compassion.

Here at Thought & Style, we stock a wide variety of sustainable products perfect for your pamper night. The UpCircle range prides itself on being a natural, cruelty-free vegan alternative to regular skincare products, and their pamper kit is full of upcycled skincare favourites, such as face toner, moisturiser and body cream. The coffee scented UpCircle body scrub won best body scrub at the Cosmopolitan beauty awards 2019, and is perfect if you want to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. 

Candles

Some say that the key to finding tranquillity in your own home is by taking a nice hot bath surrounded by fragrant candles. If you're looking to add a calming ambience to your home, candles are always the best and most accessible way to go. If you want a more eco-friendly option, soy candles are made from renewable resources, whereas your classic paraffin candles are made from petroleum. Soy wax candles also burn a lot slower and cleaner, emitting less soot and providing you with a candle that lasts much longer.

Our vast range of soy candles here at Thought & Style come in various fragrances guaranteed to bring natural, earthy scents to your home. The Meraki collection comes in aromas that remind you of summertime and pine trees, and can bring peace and tranquillity in order to boost your mood. All Meraki scented candles are made from soy wax, making them the perfect sustainable self care product.

Colouring Books

An effective way to introduce calmness and me-time to your day is by spending a few hours with a trusty colouring book. They aren't just products to keep kids entertained; colouring books are easy tasks that bring a sense of achievement, and have been proven to boost people's mood as well as relax the mind, and they can even improve your quality of sleep.

MAKII have created giant colouring pictures with a range of different settings and scenarios to keep you entertained and busy. Although they have more child-friendly prints, their large-scale colouring fun makes them the optimal choice for taking a few hours to yourself. Printed in a climate-neutral way with bio-inks, these colouring pictures are FSC-certified, ensuring they are a sustainable option when looking for self-care products.