5 Sustainable Self-Care Essentials to Combat Your Holiday Stress

5 Sustainable Self-Care Essentials to Combat Your Holiday Stress


This holiday season, don’t forget about the most important person on your list — you!

When the holiday shopping season starts, we rush out to buy gifts for our friends, family, loved ones, coworkers, and even distant acquaintances. 

We think long and hard about the perfect presents that will put a smile on each familiar face. 

We celebrate everyone around us, but all too often, we forget to celebrate ourselves. 

We know this year has been a difficult one — for some of us more than others. 

But you jumped over the hurdles of 2020 with grace, and overcame every challenge this year placed in your way. And through it all, you have grown. You’ve learned a lot about yourself. And no matter how dark things seemed, you always had your own back. 

So when it comes to checking off your Christmas list, you deserve to treat yourself, too.

This holiday season, show yourself the same care, support and compassion that you show your loved ones. 

Your gift to yourself doesn’t have to be anything big or extravagant. 

It can simply be the gift of checking in with yourself, or taking time off work without laying on the guilt. Most importantly, it can be the gift of setting aside precious moments of self-care amidst the stress of the holiday season. 

And if you do want to treat yourself to a little something special, why not make it a self-care box full of eco-friendly goodies from heart-centred small business?

We’ll let you in on a secret: we’re dreaming of finding each of these under our tree this year!


Make room for rest with the Unwind Spa Self-Care Box

Holiday excitement reaching a fever pitch? Our Unwind Spa Self-Care Box gives you the tools to you need to build a personal bubble away from the noise. The soothing combination of mineral-rich himalayan bath salts, nourishing white Kaolin clay soap and calming aroma of sage and sea salt will create a zen sanctuary that rivals even the most relaxing spa break. Repeat this ritual for a deeply restorative experience whenever you need it. 

Simplify your skincare routine with our Natural Beauty Self-Care Box

When it comes to clean beauty, skin is the natural place to start. Face masks, frost and fewer hours of sunlight — these are just a few of the daily stressors wreaking havoc on your skin this winter. Our Natural Beauty Self-Care Box is your starter set for a healthy glow, minus the toxins. Take a soothing soak with mineral-rich Himalayan pink salts, and let the scents of rose geranium and patchouli drift you away from your worries. After bathing, lock in that lovely hydration with the Organic Bloom Skin Balm. And whenever your skin needs an extra boost, treat it to a mist of the hydrating Rosewater Bloom Face Mist.


Reclaim your mornings with the Mindful Morning Self-Care Box

Every morning is an opportunity for a new beginning. Our Mindful Morning Self-Care Box is designed to help you create a morning routine that sets the tone for an inspired day, every day. Let your mind roam freely on the recycled pages of our favourite VENT for Change notebook. Use this simple daily ritual to check in with your body and mind, set mindful intentions and notice the emotions that rise to the surface. And while you do, refresh your skin with a spritz of gentle Rosewater Bloom Face Mist, and sip on a cup of TeaPigs EveryDay Brew, made just the way you like it. 

Start seeking self-love with our signature Self-Love Self-Care Box

Living a full, happy and healthy life starts by loving yourself just the way you are. Whether you have practiced self-love for years or you’re just starting out on your journey of self-discovery, our Self-Love Self-Care Box can guide your strides in the right direction. The beautiful Note and Shine Self-Love Journal is the perfect companion. It will help you uncover limiting beliefs, set intentions for healthy growth, plan nourishing meals and refill your emotional cup. Journalling by the warm glow of the Mystic Moonlight Self-Love Crystal Candle, with a cup of TeaPigs Fruit Herbal Tea by your side, will invite radiant positivity into your space and connect you to your highest self.

Map out the year ahead with the Ponderlily Weekly Planner

Ready to move a little closer to your goals? Make 2021 the year of self-care and mindful intentions with this elegant planner from UK-based stationery brand Ponderlily. With plenty of room for your gratitudes, intentions, healthy habits, and to-do lists, this planner helps you prioritise both productivity and wellbeing. Choose from four soothing shades to complement your style. 

So there you have it! Five eco-friendly ways to treat yourself this holiday season.

Which of these eco-friendly gift ideas will mysteriously appear under your tree this Christmas? 🎄

If you’d like a little personal guidance, message us at @thesunandmysoul over on Instagram. We are always happy to answer your questions. 

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