Pampering treats for Autumn
Hi everyone. This year, we’re avoiding any more frights as no doubt we’ve all had enough of those in 2020! Instead, we’re craving magic mindfulness, heavenly scents and devilishly good skin creams, with no nasties.
To kickstart the indulgence, we’ve put together a guide to our favourite pampering products on Folksy. So move over spooks, we’re going to be spoiling ourselves with treats not tricks this Halloween.
Forget toffee apples and apple bobbing, we’re treating ourselves to apple bath bombs this Halloween! Drop them in the water and watch the bath bomb fizz and fill the air with a fresh fruity aroma, transporting you to sweet paradise. Made from the purest of ingredients by Devon Scent.
Avoid spooky nightmares with Sleep Well Aromatherapy Bath Oil by Mandala & Rose. A great bath oil to use as part of your bedtime routine, this sedative blend of lavender, chamomile and vertiver should soothe you into a deeper more restful sleep.
Salves have been used for centuries to heal wounds, nourish skin and protect and repair, making them the perfect remedy to turn to with all those demons running around out there! These little moisturising salves by The Herbal Soapmaker are blended with essential oils to soothe your aches, pains and strains.
Spice up your Halloween with this Orange & Turmeric Soap by The Essential Soaps. It gets its gorgeous natural shade of pumpkin from orange essential oil and turmeric, but there’s more to these two magic ingredients than just good hues. The turmeric gently exfoliates excess skin, stimulates blood circulation and revitalises your skin, while the scent of sweet orange oil has a calming, anti-depressive effect and its antiseptic properties also help keep your skin healthy.
As Alev from The Essential Soaps is passionate about reducing the amount of chemicals and synthetics people rub into their skin, this soap is free from SLSs, parabens, synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, additives and palm oils, and it’s gentle enough to use on your face and your body.
It’s hard to stay focused on your mental health and wellbeing when there’s so much craziness going on around you. FrigginWell is here to help with this Morning Mindfulness Shower Set. It’s a zero-waste bathroom pack, which comes with a beginner’s guide to mindfulness, and also includes a handmade lemon soap, vegan soap pouch, a loofah and two energising aromatherapy shower steamers. Everything in this set is zero waste, cruelty free, plastic-free, vegan, and handmade with renewable energy in the UK.
If it’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark, grab this Lavender & Rosemary Pulse Point Roller by Bouclé and roll it on your pulse points. Its soothing blend of essential oils combined with organic jojoba oil should give you instant calm.
While the rest of the world goes to hell, head the other way with this Heaven Scent Neroli & Jasmine Cleanser, handmade in Bude, Cornwall, by The Sage Apothecary. A good cleanser is an essential part of your skincare routine – without it even the most expensive, nutrient-dense moisturisers and serums can’t penetrate your skin properly. So ditch the dirt, purge the pollution and banish all the bad stuff, gently and effectively.
Bearded ones need pampering too. Thankfully Tom Ives from Cures & Curses specialises in devilishly good products for body and soul, and his vegan beard oils – with essential oils like Cedarwood & Clove and Blood Orange Mandarin & Rosewood – are designed to hydrate skin, improve beard growth and keep beards luscious and smooth.
Our planet needs protecting from the evils of global warming all year round. One easy way to reduce your carbon footprint is to choose reusable face cloths instead of disposable cotton wool pads. This gorgeous wash set with a squishy, textured crochet cleansing cloth and face pads by Woofs and Wool is a lovely way to pamper yourself, while helping the planet, one wash at a time. The soap holder can be used dry to store your soap, or wet it to lather up the soap inside.
This lip balm made in monastery works wonders, so you won’t need any magic tricks up your sleeve. Gentle and nourishing with natural butters, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil, it will keep your lips soft when winter bites.
We’re pretty sure ghouls would be green with envy if they could see this gift set by The Suffolk Soap Co. Everything in the pack is homemade with 100% natural ingredients and it comes with Eucalyptus Epsom Bath Salts, Eucalyptus Soap, Eucalyptus Shea Butter Soap, three Coconut & Lime Bath Bombs and a candle. Best of all, there are no added chemicals or nasty stuff!
Geranium oil has remarkable qualities. While its scent soothes and calms us, and has been used for centuries to promote healing and reduce scarring, lots of insects don’t like the smell, so it will come in handy should you need to repel flying creatures this Halloween. Or you can just delight in the relaxing floral scent of geranium blended with lavender oil and sprinkled with lavender buds. All Listra’s Handmade Soaps are made in small batches using the cold process method and they’re all suitable for vegans and vegetarians too.
Even after Halloween, we still have many months ahead of long dark nights and cold damp air. As the British winter closes in and makes itself at home in our bones, we all need a dose of feel-good pampering. Luckily, the blend of lemon, petitgrain and peppermint in this lovely cream by Aroma Buddies is designed to lift your spirits and make you feel good.
Close the curtains, shut out the noise and rebalance those chakras with our favourite hand-poured candles, specially blended bath oils and natural bath and beauty products.