November | The Edit
Cosy Up: Winter Wonders
Keep body and soul together with these eco-friendly beauty and home buys to help ensure your winter wellbeingMorgane Nyfeler
The winter season is in full swing and colder days are well upon us. While we’ve transitioned to wearing warming layers, a winter mindset is also about making our home a welcoming retreat from chill days and party nights. Beyond the festive season, making time to unwind is the antidote to beating the winter blues. From gloriously scented sustainable candles to rejuvenating organic bath salts, we’ve selected the beautiful buys that will lift the mood and give comfort through the dark winter months.
L: Botanical Reed Diffuser, £33, by Sunday of London R: Body Scrub Bar, £14, by Rituals
Sunday of London’s Botanical Reed Diffuser in Beyond the Pines will bring an energising wintry forest fragrance into your home with its pine needle, cedarwood and eucalyptus scents, while lime, tea tree and peppermint oils help will clear your mind. The diffusers are handcrafted in the brand’s canalside Hackney Wick workshop using aromatherapy-grade essential oils and are housed in UK-made apothecary glassware.
Rituals‘ luxurious Beauty Scrub Bar enables you to experience a traditional hamman ritual in the comfort of your own home. Exfoliate dull, wintry skin with its natural biodegradable particles of fruit seeds and kernels, and breathe in the natural scents including eucalyptus and argan oil. The elegant packaging is plastic-free and recyclable.
L: Paper Incense Sticks, £35, by Perfumer H x Choosing Keeping R: Sandalwood Temple Scented Candle, £48, by Sana Jardin Paris
Inspired by the stationery heaven of Choosing Keeping’s Covent Garden shop, Lyn Harris’s Perfumer H has released a Choosing Keeping collection to help keep your thoughts flowing as you write. Notes of turpentine oil and papyrus wood are fused with herbs and spices against a warming backdrop of rose oil-brushed cedar and cade woods. Each pack contains 30 chemical-free sticks, hand-rolled by traditional incense makers.
Five of Sana Jardin Paris’s most loved sustainable fragrances have been translated into luxury candles made from non-toxic vegetable wax. Marrying sandalwood with neroli and cedarwood, the Sandalwood Temple candle has been created to awaken your spiritual senses as it turns your winter home into a warm, intimate sanctuary.
L: Aromatic Foaming Bath (200ml), £17.50, by Neal's Yard Remedies R: Indulgent Marine Bath Salts, £36, by Voya
A bubble bath is the ultimate relaxing ritual, and Aromatic Foaming Bath by earth-friendly brand Neal’s Yard Remedies will soon wash your worries away. Its calming blend of skin-conditioning botanical oils of lavender, Spanish marjoram and geranium leave a gently herb-infused floral fragrance on the skin.
Release stress and fatigue with Sea Marine Bath Salts from Voya, a global brand founded on the west coast of Ireland. The luxurious salts harness the antioxidant power of seaweed to help detoxify the body and hydrate winter skin. You will also improve your overall wellbeing by soaking in a mineral-infused bath with its uplifting essential oils after a long, cold day.
L: Restless Mind Sensory Point Sleep Oil, £42, by anatome R: Gold Shimmer Oil (100ml), £45, by Omorovicza
If the stress of the season is giving you trouble sleeping, apply anatome’s Stressed Mind Sensory Point Sleep Oil to the body’s pulse points just before bed to help to switch off and wind down. The London-based brand uses only natural, sustainably sourced ingredients and supports organic farming, so you can truly enjoy the potent blend of 15 essential oils.
Indulgent and nourishing, Gold Shimmer Oil by luxury Budapest-based brand Omorovicza is packed with natural ingredients to give skin and hair a hydrating glow that’s much needed at this time of year. With its glorious colour, it also brings the festive mood. In fact, no winter bathroom is complete without it.