Life seems more hectic than ever in 2023; we’re told that we can have it all and do it all, but all of this activity can sometimes leave us feeling ill, stressed and on the verge of burnout. As a busy mum and entrepreneur, I understand completely how it feels to be on the go all the time, it feels like I have to be responsive to everyone at the drop of a hat. We even have national days now to ‘relax’ - the latest one was just a couple of weeks ago. I feel that we should be trying to find some time every day for ourselves, rather than having to force ourselves to do it on a certain day.
As the founder of SNOAP, I wanted to provide products that are not only kinder to the environment, but also luxurious and not stupidly expensive. I wanted to bring a bit of relaxation and that sense of treating yourself into people’s everyday personal care routine. Although all of the products were designed with this in mind, we have some specific SNOAPS and other products that really fit the bill. Read on for some recommendations to help you relax, unwind and forget about all of the demands on your time, even if it’s only just for a few minutes!
Nothing calms the senses more than the rich aroma of essential oils; if you like earthy, clean scents, look no further than the Precious Planet collection. The ‘Relaxing’ SNOAP combines Vetiver and Sandalwood and is also great for sensitive skin. If it’s been a busy day, or you need some zing for the day ahead, try the ‘Soothing’ Oat and Tea Tree bar. Again, this is good for sensitive skin and is mildly exfoliating - treat your skin and feel great! Alternatively, try the ‘Uplifting’ SNOAP – soothing lavender and geranium are sure to relax the body and ease the mind.
Our Original Organic Collection features some all-round stars, but you can’t beat the ‘Greatest Of All Time Milk’ for some pampering; containing goat milk and certified organic olive oil, your skin will feel super nourished and loved after using this in your bath or shower.
For a sensual hit to uplift your mind with a few deep breaths, try the ‘Indulgence’ SNOAP from the Living Luxury collection. This divine bar has top notes of jasmine, orange blossom and white tea, with an exotic, woody base. It’s instantly reviving, as well as being beautifully warming on the skin.
For beautiful, healthy and nourished hair, do try the Original Organic ‘Protecting’ shampoo bar, which will eliminate toxins and restore balance, or indeed try any of the SNOAP shampoo collection. We guarantee that your tresses will feel clean and refreshed and you will feel ready to tackle whatever life throws at you!
Remember that every time you step into the shower and wash your hair, or luxuriate in SNOAPY lather, even when you wash your hands, you are stopping single-use plastic bottles from going into landfill or into the ocean. I find that quite relaxing in itself, to be honest!
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Mindfulness’ seems to be a bit of a buzzword right now, but what does it actually mean? I perceive mindfulness to be a state of calm relaxation, with a sense of being very much ‘in the moment’. Deep breathing, taking a moment to consider and really feel your surroundings can all help to centre the mind and body; your heart rate will reduce, focusing will relax your mind and you will feel generally calmer. Personally I find that relaxing music helps – there are lots of playlists on music apps that will do the job, or you can curate your own. There are also numerous relaxation apps on the market, some are free, some aren’t and some are better than others. Ultimately, only you know what is best to help you relax, so it’s worth doing some research to create your own personal relaxation toolkit.
I hope that you found this helpful and please, whether you are new to SNOAP or you are a dedicated SNOAPY, do get in touch and tell us what you think about the products. We are building a community of likeminded people who are not only passionate about reducing plastic pollution, but who are also loving what we do – we would love for you to join us!
Until the next time,