While many parts of Australia are currently in lockdown, it is important to recognise the impact of social isolation on our health and wellbeing. Not being able to spend time with family or catch up with friends over lunch has negative effects on our mental health, and feelings of loneliness just add to the many daily stresses of living in a pandemic. It’s so important to make sure we look after ourselves and our loved ones during this difficult time and one way to do this is by making time for self care. Making time for practices that enhance your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing can help you cope with the burden of social isolation and will help ensure that we all come out of these lockdowns with resilience. In this blog post, we share some of the ways that our olive oil body products can enhance your self care routine and promote relaxation, rest and tranquility.
Home pampering with our Olive Oil Body Kit
It is widely known that olive oil is good for skin. This Body Kit is a combination of our most loved olive oil skin care products so that you can get the most benefits of olive oil for your skin. For a luxurious evening of pampering, start off with a warm bath or relaxing shower and cleanse away dirt and impurities with our natural unscented olive oil soap. Then pump a bit of Hand & Body Wash into your Honey Loofa and scrub gently all over the body for some light exfoliation. Follow up with our Hand & Body Lotion to re-hydrate and create a barrier against dryness and irritation. For those extra dry spots like the elbows, lips, heels and cuticles, apply a small amount of Olive Balm for intense hydration Jump into some cosy PJs, grab a tea and enjoy your night with smooth, supple skin! If you know anyone who deserves to pamper themselves, send them this body product hamper to show them some love while you aren’t able to see them. Choose between our earthy cedarwood lotion and our fresh lemon verbena lotion in this pack.
Epsom salts - the ultimate tool for relaxation
Anyone who’s had muscle pain and tension will know the muscle relaxing properties of Epsom salts, but did you know that Epsom salts are also great for soothing stress and anxiety? Enjoying a warm bath sprinkled with Epsom salts is the perfect way to unwind from the pressures of life in lockdown. Put on a candle and some calming music and relax into an Epsom salt bath to detoxify the body, relieve aching muscles and balance the mind. Our Epsom Bath Salts come in two unique fragrances: rose geranium for a luxurious, floral bath, and lemon verbena for a refreshing, citrus bath. Epsom salts are also great for soothing sore feet and perfect for those of us who work on our feet all day. Our Foot Soak is created from the perfect blend of Epsom salts and peppermint to cool, cleanse and refresh your feet. Simply get a large bowl or tub, fill it with warm water and sprinkle in some of our Peppermint Foot Soak. The rejuvenating effects of an Epsom salt foot soak are enhanced with a gentle massage of the feet - bonus if you can talk a loved one into massaging them for you!
Multipurpose balm for face, lips and body
If there’s one product you’re going to add to your self care routine, our Olive Balm should be it! Perfectly formulated to target all types of dryness and irritation, the Olive Balm is a multipurpose balm that can be used to soothe and heal the skin. Pain, dryness and irritation of the skin are not pleasant to deal with, especially when we are already feeling strained from the physical, financial and emotional burdens of lockdown, so looking after your skin is one way we can support our overall health and wellbeing in such a difficult time. Our Olive Balm provides intense hydration for luscious lips, healthy cuticles, soft elbows, smooth heals and relief for any other area effected by dryness or cracking. It can also help with inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis, which can be incredible painful and difficult to treat with generic body products to added fragrances and irritants. Our Olive Balm is made from 8 natural ingredients that won’t inflame sensitive skin. It can also be used for tender and cracked nipples associated with breastfeeding, and painful nappy rash, making it the perfect gift for new mums who are coping with the challenges of being a new parent without being able to see friends and family. For healthy, soothed skin, our multipurpose Olive Balm is the perfect product.
We hope everyone is coping during this difficult period of lockdown. Make sure to take time to look after yourself in whatever way works for you and reach out to friends and family to stay connected. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the farm soon.