Now Summer has officially ended I thought I’d quickly share with you some of my eco-friendly and sustainable Autumn essentials to get you ready for these colder months!
Usually, my hands get quite dry in Autumn and Winter anyway but the combination of colder weather and regular use of hand sanitiser has really been putting my hands through it this year, however, the Lime and Aloe Vera Sanitising Hand Wash by Bio D has literally been saving me. It is a miracle worker! As it is still sanitising and neutralises 99.9% of bacteria, I try to use it instead of hand sanitiser alone where possible as the difference it makes to my skin is incredible. Since swapping to this soap my hands have been feeling super soft and not sore at all. Because of it’s thick consistency as well, a little really does go a long way. This Sanitising Hand Wash is also available in the scents Geranium, Rosemary and Thyme as well as a Fragrance Free option if fragrance isn’t your thing. To reduce waste, whenever I run out, I bring my empty bottle back into store and have it refilled so I'm not buying and throwing away a bottle every time.
Wherever I’m going you will always find me with a lip balm in my pocket, they are definitely an essential as Autumn hits. My favourite has to be the Orange & Grapefruit lip balm by Heavenly Organics. It’s also available in a selection of different scents so if you’re wanting something a little more seasonal why not try the Mint one? All of Heavenly Organics lip balms are soft and soothing for lips in all weathers and are always made from completely organic and vegan ingredients. It’s packaged in a little tin making it completely plastic-free.
Another essential for me, as it begins to get colder, are candles and wax melts. Anything that makes my home look and feel cosy, I’m a fan of. Our pet friendly candles and wax melts from Pawfect Scents are a must have. They’re again available in a variety of different scents so whether you’re looking for a cosy Autumnal scent or something fruity to remind you of summer, we will certainly have the scent for you. Both are completely pet friendly, vegan and cruelty-free, made from soy wax and natural essential oils, and come in plastic-free packaging.
If you’re anything like me, as soon as the weather gets colder, baths will become a part of your regular routine. Since working at TCC I’ve been spoiled for choice for bath bombs, soaks and oils. The Lime and Coconut Bath Soak by Natural Spa is a winner for me, super relaxing but still with a hint of tangy-ness. Natural Spa’s bath soaks are also available in the scents Lavender and Lime, Lemon and Calendula, Eucalyptus, and Spiced Orange. Our bath bombs, also by Natural Spa, are available individually, so you can mix and match if you can’t decide on a scent! But they’re also available in packs of 3, perfect if you know what you love. The scents available are Lavender, Chamomile, Spiced Orange, Citrus and Rose Geranium. Finally, our body oils by Heavenly Organics, which can also be used as bath oils and are full of natural essentials for your body! We have a selection of scents to choose from; Lemongrass, Orange and Lime, Orange, Rose Geranium and Patchouli, Rose Geranium, and Cedarwood, Rose Geranium and Lemon.
Lastly, tissues. I’m almost always carrying a pack of tissues around with me and our Cheeky Panda Bamboo Pocket Tissues are the perfect little size to just throw in my bag without taking up too much room. They’re completely plastic free, packaged in a cardboard box with 10 tissues in each pack, and the tissues themselves are super soft and kind on the skin, a must have if like me you have sensitive skin, especially in the colder months. They have a similar smooth but comforting quality of the toilet roll pack of 48, which is a good thing.