Every time we put a new box together, a huge amount of thinking, planning, curating and testing goes on behind the scenes.
There's a lot we consider: ingredients, brand integrity, packaging, how the product will benefit you, how it fits within the theme etc. so we thought we'd give you an insight into why we chose the products in the Spring 'In Flow' Retreat Box....
We had been receiving so many comments from our community about creating a makeup purse or a little pouch for all their goodies, so we decided to combine the two and make a Ritual Pouch; a place to keep your favourite self-care products, so you can practice all of your Retreat Rituals on the run, and ‘find your flow’ wherever you go.
We often find it easier to focus on the parts of our bodies we want to change, rather than feeling gratitude for the body we have. This absolutely GORGEOUS Body Love Ritual Oil (featuring actual 24 carot gold flakes!) was created by Uluna to evoke feelings of self-love, every time you put it on your body. It’s natural, vegan, free of artificial fragrance and made with a HUGE amount of love, by a beautiful mother daughter duo based in Melbourne.
We chose this gorgeous Aromapure Hand Balm to always have at your desk, in your handbag or in your Ritual Pouch, to give you moments of pure bliss, wherever you go. SLS, pegs, petrochemical and paraben free, these gorgeous essential oil fragranced hand balms will help you create moments of luxe in your every day.
When we came across the Myndly Strengths Cards, we knew these would be perfect for the Spring ‘In Flow’ Retreat Box. As we transition into the warmer weather, we start to come out of hibernation and show ourselves to the world. These strengths cards help you to identify the traits you like about yourself; fostering confidence, resilience and a sense of accomplishment. Curated by two psychologists, this activity incorporates the 24 strengths from a psychometrically validated personality test, ensuring credibility. When you feel good about you, life starts to flow.
We’ve all heard the saying ‘health starts from within’, so when we started chatting with Your Tea about their MILD Tea Range, we knew it made sense to include them. When you feel good internally, you feel good externally, and this is a huge part of feeling ‘in flow’. Your Tea utilises Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, and uses organic grade tea leaves, to gently enhance well-being. They taste incredibly good too!
We all need a little treat from time to time, and these bonbons were included for this very reason - so you can have your moments of indulgence, knowing you’re nurturing your body at the same time. All dairy free, gluten free, organic and made with ethical cacao, these are the perfect treats for any (and every!) occasion.
As the weather gets warmer and we’re spending more time in the ocean or sun, our hair tends to cop it first, often leading to dry and broken hair. We chose the Exper+ise by essano Strength + Repair Bonding Leave-in Treatment because it features powerful, key ingredient actives like ceramide and peptides-oligopeptides, which help to nourish, nurture and intensely hydrate your hair. That way you can spend your time outside and still flow through spring with luscious locks.
What’s better than a long hot shower, with a beautiful, luxe soap? We’ll tell you what - a long hot shower, with a beautiful luxe soap that is doing good in the world. This incredible Limited Edition Body Bar with Brittney Paulson artwork is helping Freshwater Farm raise $50,000 towards the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, so every time you use this soap, you know you’re making our country a better place!
Sometimes the best rituals to introduce throughout our days are the ones we already do incidentally, and washing your hands is no exception to this. We chose the Bosistos Australian Natives Hand Wash to enhance your normal hand washing routine - with the beautiful scent of Australian Native Botanicals, coconut-derived ingredients, and being free of all the nasties (SLES, SLS, harsh petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, parabens…) your skin will be left feeling cleansed and nourished.
A beautiful (safe!) golden tan often signals the arrival of sunshine! While the sun is shining brighter and you’re outside more, we thought we’d provide you with something that will give you a gorgeous glow, without having to sacrifice your skin. The Wotnot Certified Organic Face Tan Water Mist contains 9 organic actives to tone, hydrate and condition the skin while building a healthy summer glow. It’s also COSMOS certified organic, and is sustainably made with recycled and recyclable bottles. When you glow, everything flows.
Do you agree that when you look tired, you feel tired (and vice versa, of course)? A big part of being ‘In Flow’ is having energy, so we wanted to help you look and feel the part. The Essano Visible Repair Eye Cream helps to treat and smooth the delicate area around the eyes, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and helping you to look and feel vibrant!
Mmmm coffee! Need we say more. We included this Cold Drip, Plant Based Iced Coffee by First Press Coffee to enhance your morning with a healthy alternative to your regular cuppa’ joe. All natural, vegan, absolutely delicious and good for you, you’ll have a pep in your step every single morning! And how can you not ‘flow’ when you’re feeling that good?
We all know that warmer weather means more time spent outdoors, so it’s an absolute MUST that we protect our skin from getting damaged. With broad spectrum, UVA/UVB sun protection 50+ SPF, this Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ (30ml) is something your whole family can use. The best part? This product does not contain oxybenzone or octinoxate, two common, UV blocking chemicals that contribute to coral bleaching.
Let’s be real here, when you eat chocolate, eeeeverything feels good. So when we started chatting to Well Naturally it was a no brainer to include their Collagen Chocolate in the Spring ‘In Flow’ Retreat Box. The best part about it is that it’s a sugar-free, collagen boosting snack - which means it’s good for your health, good for your skin, and good for your soul. Win/win if you ask us!