Beautiful things for beautiful people
The Stix Remotes
Tech-for-good start-up Stix Mindfulness has launched a new product with the aim to support children's mental wellbeing through fun interactive mindfulness activities. Its new device, The Stix Remotes, guides youngsters through a variety of fun, therapeutic activities involving balancing, deep breathing, guided meditations and more. It comprises two interactive remotes, one held in each hand, that guide the child through activities such as 'Belly Breathing' and 'Ball of Light'. The Stix Remotes monitor their movements and provide feedback through audio-based instructions, lights and vibrations to keep them focused and engaged. Children can track progress and earn ag appropriate rewards via the Stix app, encouraging continued practice through positive reinforcement.
Joy Meditation Candle
Bring joy into your home with this natural soywax candle from Kati Kaia, handmade in the UK, and available from The Positive Company. With pure essential oils, ylang ylang and patchouli it will transform your yoga space into a temple in an instant. Approx. 40 hours burn time.
Powda Illuminating & Brightening Facemask
Powda Beauty is a new London-based brand that makes vegan, natural, luxury algae peel-off facemasks to deliver the ultimate at-home spa experience. The Illuminating & Brightening mask contains powerful botanical extracts proven to revitalise skin with a luminous, radiant glow. Algae are called the ocean's 'most potent secret' because they are rich in antioxidants and protect the skin from free radicals that cause premature ageing. Also, high in vitamins, proteins and amino acid. The quick way to get your glow on!
Choose Happiness Planner
The Happiness Planner was created by positive psychologist Megan Price to help people to become the happiest versions of themselves. The 12-week planner, which comes in yellow, blue, and greens, brings decades of research into the science of wellbeing into a fun interactive journal and begins with mindset work, designed to help you find your values and priorities. It offers space for you to journal weekly (by setting your non-negotiables and what's most important) and twice daily (each page has a two-page spread to allow you to check in each morning and evening). Crammed with scientifically proven interventions to boost your mood, wellbeing and happiness levels.
Courbe d'Energy Yoga Mat
Get your stretch on with the Courbe d'Energy yoga mat with Ladina Ygoa, a London-based mindful yoga brand with a mission to empower African artists through sustainable yoga gear. This particular mat was designed by Jessi Aliva, a promising artist from Madagascar. Having grown up in one of the poorest countries in the world, Jessi's work is inspired from overcoming his inner fears and shining a light on positivity by using bright primary colours and patterns. For each yoga mat purchased, Ladina Yoga plants a mangrove tree in Madagascar, the fourth most deforested country in the world.
One Breath Tote Bag
Introducing the One Breath Tote Bag from Yogipod, an authentic small yoga firm. Big enough to carry all the props you could need for practice at the studio, gym or community centre, it also has a clever sleeve to hold your yoga mat and includes a handwritten reminder to take life gently and live 'one breath at a time'. Hand screen printed by another small business in Manchester. C'mon, support the little guys!
Weleda Skin Food
Weleda Skin Food is a universal saviour of dry, rough skin on faces, elbows, hands and feet. Wherever you take a lot out of your skin, let Skin Food put it back in! With extracts of gentle viola tricolour, calendula and chamomile, in a rich, thick base of oils and beeswax, Skin Food loves your skin back to its best. Available from Boots, Holland & Barrett and all good health stores.
Truthpaste Original Range
Mixing modern research with ancient knowledge, Truthpaste is a self-care system that will refresh your mouth and your mind. Flouride-free and plastic-free, the natural zero waste toothpastes are available in strong and fresh adult flavours, such as Peppermint & Spearmint; Fennel; and Peppermint & Wintergreen. Sweet, milder flavours also available for kids. With 100ml lasting one person up to three months, Truthpaste is great for the planet and your wallet! New, natural probiotic mouthwash also being launched this month.
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