Self care time. Read a book or take a long bath to recharge your batteries.

Tips for a perfect relaxed evening - guilt-free!

It can be hard to find the time, but it's important to remember to take care of ourselves. Whether you want to binge on a new TV show or pamper yourself using your favourite skincare products, here are 5 ways you'll be able to practice self-care without adding harm to the environment or the animals.

  • We all love to put our feet up and have a good read. We recommend using an e-book rather than a paper one. As much as we all love our book shelves, the continuous negative impact on trees and environment might not be worth it in the long run. Switching to an e-book will help reduce air pollution and deforestation. E-books are less expensive than paperback books and are also easier to carry. They also save you space around your home. However, if you really prefer the feel of a paperback book in your hands, try and purchase second hand ones. You can find a large selection of books here: 

  • Candles are a great way to add some ambiance to your home but with all of the available options, how do you choose? If you opt for a cruelty and phthalate-free soy candle then you'll be doing your bit to help the environment and animal welfare. Soy candles burn much slower so you'll get more for your money and enjoy your candles for weeks on end! For a truly relaxing experience, try a candle with a wood wick which releases a subtle crackling sound as it burns. If you haven't yet found a suitable candle that meets your needs, then Karma Glow candles are the perfect choice: 

  • Yoga can be a God send when it comes to relaxation. It has so many health benefits for your body and soul. Just dim the lights, light your favourite candle and get stretching. Try Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube - easy to follow and it can be suitable for beginners and advanced yoga lovers alike: 

  • Just do nothing - yeah, that’s right. Lounge around the house, listen to your favourite songs or binge on that programme you always wanted to start. Your mind and body will be thankful for the break! 

As you can see, there are a lot of great options out there to help you carve out some guilt-free 'you time' in your busy schedule. So don't underestimate the importance of eco-friendly relaxing methods. While it may seem like a challenge at first, sticking with one or two of the tips outlined above can help you maintain your sanity and find renewed energy to keep up with the demands of life — all while feeling great about taking care of yourself in a sustainable way.

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