Nicola's Day With Naturals
Posted by Nicola Elliott
I'm a realist I certainly don't live a staunch green lifestyle, but what I do is try to swap little things out (more and more each day) to try and get the 'chemical count' of our household down.
Ultimately choosing naturals is all about feeling good. I don't want toxins coming from a candle just to make my room smell good. I want it to not only smell good, I want to feel good too. Here's the natural swaps I've been making lately...
AM. Let's start at 8am (one thing about this new normal which I am relishing is switching my 6.30am start to 8am). I wake up and take a fish oil supplement. Super natural omega 3 supplements, ethically sourced and pure (Bare Biology is the best in my opinion). Along with a CBD oil (I have Kloris and I'm trying out The Original Alternative). Coffee comes from Percol Coffee - the first coffee to receive a plastic free trust mark.
My morning routine incorporates a super blast in the shower with Great Day Body Wash. It's so easy to switch your hand and body washes for a natural version (and the whole family benefits). And even your deodorant - I am using Schmidts right now. Next for that morning glow, I use the Great Day Glow Face Wash to cleanse, then I pat in the serum and smother with the natural SPF Moisturiser.
During the day my husband, two kids and I are pretty much at home and still home schooling, and so, because I am lucky to have a few Wellbeing Pods at home (I think some of them are prototypes) I power them up with Focus the Mind Essential Oil Blend (brilliant for mental clarity and energy) to get our minds revved for work!
Afternoon slump calls for switching an afternoon coffee for a spritz of Grapefruit, Lemon & Rosemary Natural Wellbeing Fragrance (and a Wunder Workshop Turmeric Latte).
Hands up who has been cooking like a nutter lately? We have been doing lots of online ordering from from Abel & Cole, Riverford Organics, The Detox Kitchen and The Mindful Chef. As well as our local farm shop Fodder.
And to clean up the mess? Household washing powder - easy to swap - Ecover, Tincture, Method and Earth Friendly are all great brands. There's simply no reason to add up all those chemicals by spritzing the kitchen tops, washing all the families clothes, pots, pans etc in chemicals. Making this swap has a huge impact on the family.
Bedtime routine consists of bath time with Real Luxury Bath Foam, Perfect Night's Sleep Face Oil, Bedtime Hero Magnesium Body Butter (and I love using a rose quartz roller right now) and Pillow Mist alone with books, books and more books. Not that I am anti Kindle, I just like good old fashioned words on paper (and find reading helps switch off my brain). Good night.
I would love to know what natural swaps you're making. Drop me a line on Instagram @nicolaelliottmoss