The days are getting shorter, there is a crisp chill in the air and the leaves are changing colour. Autumn is well and truly here, and it is important to take time for self care as we transition from the high energy of summer through to the busy holiday season. Here are our top tips to keep you feeling healthy and glowing through the Autumn season, both inside and out.
Add more warming foods to your diet
To counteract the dry, windy, and cold climate of autumn, start adding more warming, comforting foods to your daily diet. Try vegetable soups for lunch, hearty stews in the evening and warm porridge in the morning for breakfast. I love to add in apple and berries, and warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Then sprinkle with nuts and seeds for added protein and healthy fats.
Nourish your skin with oils
The changing climate can often dry our skin out so providing extra moisture to it this time of year is essential. Adding oils to your skincare regime will help to nourish the skin deeply, preventing dryness. I love to start the day with one of our organic body oils, to keep moisture locked in all day. The organic, vitamin rich oils and essential oils they contain nurture skin and leave you feeling soft and glowing.
Create a sacred space at home
It is natural to slow down at this time of year, following the summer months with more time spent our doors and travelling, before the busy winter holiday season begins. Whilst the days get cooler we also want to spend more time indoors, relaxing with a good book or film. Creating a sacred space in your home can make a world of difference to how we are feeling, so I recommend having a declutter at this time of year and getting rid of anything that is not serving you. You can bring in new energy with some fresh flowers, and by using essential oils. I love to have one of our Soy Aromatherapy Candles lit at this time of year especially.
Enjoy warm drinks
The winter months are a great time of year to introduce more rejuvenating teas to help keep our bodies warm, boost our immune system and overall health. To maximise your self care practise try to set aside a few minutes to sit in a quiet space and savour it, rather than gulping it down whilst scrolling through your phone. My favourite hot drinks this time of year are - Fresh lemon and ginger which is a great immune booster and digestive aid. Tulsi which is naturally balancing for energy. Green Tea which is high in antioxidants, great for overall health and skin. Hot Chocolate, made with high quality Cacoa Powder, Oatly Barista Milk and Maple Syrup.
This is a beautiful time of year to get out doors and enjoy nature, especially before the freezing winter weather comes along. Why not go to your local park and enjoy a walk through the Autumn coloured tress, visit a pumpkin patch at your local farm or go apple picking.