Sustainable, Creative Wellness
In 2011 I left the crazy paced corporate world as so many things no longer sat well with me. Nothing I was doing daily made me feel well or was feeding my creative juices. I intrinsically knew it was unsustainable.
Yoga had been my saving grace so I trained to become a yoga teacher then further developed my massage skills in London with Reiki and Indian head massage.
Had always been passionate about making and textiles so out of necessity starting making lavender eye pillows for my classes, when a student asked to buy a couple as a gift; one thing led to another and I was soon selling these down at various London markets. Which was hard graft, but such fun and freedom I'd never felt before😆
My creative wellness world grew as I met more and more genuinely happy people; autonomous, working by their own standards, which mirrored my state.. Naturally I started seeking longevity, looking at ways to minimise waste and to make my products more sustainable. Better quality, organic textiles that last longer so we all spend less..
Ultimately I do believe that our wellness practices / choices don't have to contribute to the planets illness. Still thinking global, acting local.
That's what I'm about and will be exploring more of this year; sustainable, creative, inclusive wellness.. Because wellness and wholeness are inseparable.
5 Simple ways to make your world a bit more Well; Sustainably and Creatively
Have a multi - purpose cleaner that’s toxic free;
1/2 cup white vinegar (distilled)
1/2 cup water.
12 to 24 drops of essential oil, I love Lavender and Bergamot together; divine!
Use on everything, is just as effective as those heavy chemical products stashed under your sink..
Unwanted Clothes -Reuse, Recycle or hold a Swooshing Party!
Invite friends and neighbours round, Where each of you bring at least 3 items in good condition and receive 3 little tokens in return.
Then the host sets up all clothes on a few racks or tables, while everyone gets to pick up new items. loads of fun and goes home with some new exciting pieces for their wardrobe..Win win!
3.Get a Keep Cup for your Coffee
If you’re like me and you drink loads of coffee or tea, then you’re likely contributing to loads of waste with those cardboard cups, which each take up to 30 years to break down!
Get a Keep cup, you need one of these. Simple.
4.Reuse Coffee Beans.
Ask your favourite coffee shop for some beans to take home, they happily oblige I promise.
Coffee Scrubs are so good for you yet so bloody expensive,so try this 3 minute recipe tonight;
1 Cup ground coffee
1 Cup pink salt or sugar
1/2 Cup organic coconut oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla (optional)
Melt coconut oil and allow it to cool but not solidify. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.Use 1-2 times a week, enjoy!!
5.Buy better products; Once.
Check out your local artisan market, you’ll be amazed to find the unique designs and wonderful quality that goes into handmade clothing and products by individual makers.
They take pride in their work and make things built to last, not with planned obsolescence
If you’re stuck for ideas, check out our little ethical family, of sustainable, wellness products;
Enjoy and do share any other useful sustainable ways that work for you!