10 Wellbeing Ideas for Lockdown

Are you taking care of your general wellbeing at the moment? [...]

Are you taking care of your general wellbeing at the moment? We can see from the news that more and more people are exercising at home, and daytime cookery programmes are promoting healthy eating and drinking, but what are you doing to look after yourself?

You may be meditating daily, or taking an evening bath more regularly, reading a life affirming self-help book, or simply taking time to listen to the morning birdsong, whatever you are doing to look after your wellbeing we are championing you on.

The #TeamCoco gals have put together a list of wellbeing ideas to see you through lockdown, check them out over a cup of herbal tea or a gin and tonic and simply relax and unwind.

General Wellbeing

PUKKA Herbs, Organic Tea, Elderberry & Echinacea, £3 (20 sachets), from Waitrose, Tesco, Holland & Barrett

Euan MacLennan, Herbal Director at Pukka Herbs and Medical Herbalist at a London-based NHS practice provided us with some advice on the range of natural remedies to those wanting to seek out herbal and plant based solutions surrounding viruses.

“Whilst our immune system is designed to fight off viruses, sometimes it can be helpful to support it against new challenges and ensure we are as robust as possible at times when infections are active in the community.”

“Sipping on herbal tea is a fantastic way of incorporating key ingredients into your day-to-day lives. PUKKA Herbs Organic Elderberry and Echinacea is packed with antioxidants to reduce stress and fight infections.”

Elderberries: act as natural antioxidants and a natural source of vitamin C. It is a powerful fruit shown to ‘de-activate’ viruses and helps to stop spread in the body.

Echinacea: is an immune tonic, which can help to fighting infections of the respiratory tract. It can also help relieve symptoms and speed recovery.
Holistic London, Scented Candle, in Grapefruit & Rosemary, from £11.25, from thisisholisticlondon.com

A multi-faceted fragrance combining two of the best ingredients to lift spirits, using grapefruit and rosemary essential oils. As they burn, they melt into a woody base, which smoothly blends for a nice raw scent.

This vegan scented soy wax candle is made with renewable eco-friendly soy wax only (no shady blends), is also made with pure essential oils (no synthetic fragrance), is made with cotton wicks for a natural even burn, and without colorants and dyes.

Holistic London, Scented Candle, in Grapefruit & Rosemary, from £11.25, from thisisholisticlondon.com

A multi-faceted fragrance combining two of the best ingredients to lift spirits, using grapefruit and rosemary essential oils. As they burn, they melt into a woody base, which smoothly blends for a nice raw scent.

This vegan scented soy wax candle is made with renewable eco-friendly soy wax only (no shady blends), is also made with pure essential oils (no synthetic fragrance), is made with cotton wicks for a natural even burn, and without colorants and dyes.

CBD Wellbeing

Pollen Gummies, Soothe You, £35 (for 30 gummies), from www.withpollen.com or The Drug. Store

If you fancy a quick and easy on-the-go pick me up, CBD Gummies are just what you’re looking for. Pollen’s Gummies have been infused with 10mg CBD from broad-spectrum hemp oil, and this pioneering infusion technique helps to ensure consistency of dosage every time.

Each gummy is complemented by a wide range of ingredients, including grapefruit and turmeric to cherry and cacao. These deliver a complex but delicious flavour profile, without a trace of the distinctive aftertaste so often associated with CBD edibles. They can aid calmness and a feeling of serenity.

CannabiGold Terpenes+, £29.99 (10mg x 30 capsules), from cannabigold.co.uk

CannabiGold Terpenes+ food supplement has launched in the UK, aimed at supporting the body’s endocannabinoid system and maintaining a person’s overall wellbeing. Following the success of CannabiGold, the product has been updated to remain in line with UKs highest standards and further ensure the formula is THC free.

CannabiGold Terpenes+ contains a unique combination of beneficial ingredients including CBD and terpenes that can be found naturally in hemp, delivering the most effective way to support the optimum function of the human body.

CBII Oil, 10ml (200mg CBD), £39, from cbii-cbd.com

CBII is a range of CBD products named after the cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system. When these receptors are activated, they may contribute positively to your overall wellbeing due to their involvement in pain, anxiety and mood regulation.

CBII oil is full spectrum, meaning it contains all the components found naturally in the Cannabis sativa L. plant, including terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids. The ethanol extraction process used by CBII allows them to keep all of these components intact so this product is closer to nature.

Monthly Cycle Wellbeing

DAME, Organic Tampons, £8.50 (34 per subscription), from Waitrose, Boots and wearedame.co

This organic tampon subscription from DAME means that you are looking after your body and the environment. Each organic tampon is made with GOTS certified hypoallergenic cotton, synthetic free, and is biodegradable. Plus, each cotton tampon is free from polyester, dyes, glycerol, rayon, bleach and chlorine

These natural, safe tampons stay fully in tact, leaving nothing behind in your body.

BEYOU Menstrual Cup, £14.99, from beyouonline.co.uk

BEYOU are championing women’s hormone health, creating natural products that work, while educating society to appreciate all that is natural about women. With their science backed, all-natural, cruelty free range,

BEYOU are determined to create effective products for women using only the highest quality ingredients, nourishing the body while being kind to the planet.

By using a menstrual cup you are being much kinder to the environment as the cup can last up to 10 years! Plus they are reusable – simply after every period all you have to do is clean and put away.

Made from 100% soft medical grade silicone with no BPA, no latex, and no dye, the menstrual cups contain no toxic chemicals like many other sanitary products. Great for women of all ages and sizes, holding up to 3 tampons worth and can be worn up to 12 hours, which means no worrying about leaks.

Bedtime Wellbeing

No Secrets Bath Sugar, £30, from nosecretsbeauty.com

No Secrets Bath Sugar is made from magnesium sulphate, and is a modern twist on traditional bath salts which have been ground to the consistency of icing sugar, making them quicker to dissolve and less prickly on the skin.

From the moment you untwist the lid on the glass jar, the room fills with the beautiful signature scent ‘Four’, which evokes a home spa experience.

Lorna Veale, the founder of No Secrets, shares her top tips for transforming bath time into a beneficial experience:

1. Make sure it is ‘clean’ from any toxic cleaning products that you may have used, rinse your bath with hot water to make sure there is no residue of these products.

2. Give yourself 20 minutes in the bath and a little time to relax and gather yourself afterwards. To help you float away, try breathing in through the nose for five seconds and out through the mouth for five seconds, increasing to ten seconds for each, and continuing for two minutes.

3. Soak by candlelight! Choose a soy wax candle infused with essential oils. Dimming the lights and lighting a candle will also help with the relaxation process.

4. The temptation to catch-up on Netflix should be avoided! Taking a book or magazine into the bathroom with you is a great way to relax.

Nanu, yu-nu Moisturising Pillowcase, £35 (pack of 2), from nanusleep.co.uk

Wake up to healthier looking skin with the new yu-nu pillowcase, the latest innovation from the sleep experts at nanu is clinically proven to decrease wrinkle depth, making your dreams of beauty sleep a reality.

This crisp white cotton pillowcase is our new, clinically proven product that will repair, replenish and protect your skin cells as you sleep, allowing you to keep your microbiome balanced. Using the same organic probiotics found in fresh fruits and vegetables, the yu-nu pillowcase works its magic whilst you enjoy the perfect night’s sleep, allowing you to wake up with rejuvenated skin.

BEYOU Sleep Pillow Mist, £17.99, from beyouonline.co.uk

This sleep pillow mist from BEYOU is expertly blended with the finest essential oils including lavender, vertiver, ylang ylang, Roman chamomile and jasmine. The formula has been designed to help relax and de-stress before sleep, using no harmful chemicals.

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