A moment of appreciation for winter hiking:
- Lower risk of encountering bugs/snakes/poison ivy
- Less foliage = more visibility
- Fresh air and vitamin D feel EXTRA invigorating during the short days!
- Calm, quiet trails
It’s a winter wander-land out there! What’s your favorite part about off-season hiking?
So here it is!
Forest Bathing self care set 🌲
This is the kit I have been visualising for the past year and working on for the last few months.
The forest has been a major source of inspiration, relaxation and motivation for me.
It has helped me in so many aspects of my journey;
being more present & patient,
being better at accepting & letting go,
cultivating equanimity and remembering that nothing is permanent
appreciating this life, right here, right now.
So I have put this set together to celebrate the forest and all of its gifts.
This set is an ode to the forest and a humble attempt to contain a fraction of its medicine inside a box.
It’s a reminder to practice self care and increase self love with the help of our plant allies, by rediscovering the nature of our nature, by remembering that our whole being is nature.
Above all, it's an invitation to the forest!
During my visits to the forest here in Cyprus, I gathered leaves, needles and resin from Pine, Juniper and Cedar trees that I infused in the products that make up this set ;
a body oil, a foot soak mix and a sacred smoke stick, nested in a reusable wooden box.
All wildcrafted ingredients are ethically harvested without damaging the trees or causing any harm to the ecosystem, and most of them came from salvaged branches that the storm broke. This is also the reason that this is a limited offering, so if you want one, make sure you place your order before they run out, as I don’t know when I will be able to forage more of these plants.
Når jeg nu ikke har mulighed for at være i skoven dagen lang, kan jeg jo kompensere med æterisk olie fra fyrrenåle - det gør mig glad! Ifølge japanske forskere gavner det også mit immunforsvar. Se dette studie f.eks. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2793341 #phytoncides#forestbathing#duftafskov