Self-care is an incredibly popular topic these days, and it’s no mystery why. Many of us are coming to terms with the effects busy lifestyles and unsustainable habits have on our bodies and are looking for ways to counteract them. From regular exercise to buying your favourite home and body products for ultimate relaxation, the options for showing yourself some love are endless. However, it’s also important to recognize the effects these self-care rituals have on the planet.
If you are trying to develop a routine that is comforting while also sustainable, below are a few simple ways to make your self-care more eco-friendly.
Store Food and Drinks In Reusable Containers
One of the best ways to show yourself some love is by eating the right foods. Getting in all the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy is vital to continue living the kind of life you enjoy. However, making the simple change of storing your food in reusable containers can have a huge impact on the environment as well as your physical and mental well-being. Staying in tune with the nutrients your body needs and feeding it accordingly is just as important as understanding the impact your habits have on the planet. Earth is just as much our home as our bodies are!
Opt For Second-Hand Retail Therapy
Sometimes all you need is a bit of shopping to relieve stress, but it’s important to be mindful of how you do it. Instead of shopping at common fast fashion retailers or on big online suppliers, opt instead to spend your money on second-hand items that need a new home. By doing this you’re able to add a new item to your home décor or wardrobe while also decreasing your carbon footprint and reusing products that have already been produced.
Repurpose Old Food Into a Homemade Skincare Treatment
Did you buy more food than you needed during your weekly grocery run? Rather than throwing out the food that you know you won’t be able to eat and will probably go bad, try instead to make a homemade facemask. Something as simple as an avocado, oatmeal, and honey can help your skin feel smoother and less irritated while also being mindful of not wasting any food. There’s always an opportunity to repurpose old products, so don’t be afraid to get creative and make a positive environmental impact while also practicing self-care!
Ditch the Car, Use Your Feet
There’s no denying that a long car ride with no destination can be one of the most relaxing activities in moments of high anxiety. However, when it comes to staying eco-friendly, you’re better off ditching the car and instead going on a long walk or bike ride. Not only does this reduce unnecessary emissions, but it also does your body and brain a whole lot of good in the long run!
Use Products with Biodegradable Packaging
If there’s one self-care habit that’ll never grow old it’s indulging in some of your favourite comfort food and drinks. However, if you want to stay as eco-friendly as possible when enjoying a cozy night in, then consider buying from brands that use biodegradable packaging for their products. Oteas offers a variety if delicious flavours to add to your nightly self-care ritual, wrapped in certified compostable biofilm and 100% biodegradable.
If you’re looking to be a bit more sustainable with your self-care, try some of our whole leaf teas today! They’re good for you and good for the planet.