There’s no getting around it: we’ve all been through some tough stuff over the last couple of years. From pandemics to climate anxiety, there always seems to be another reason to stress. Self-care has never been more important than it is right now, so we’ve come up with some sustainable, plastic-free ways to give yourself (and the planet) a little extra love.
Some days all you really need to relax is a hot cup of tea. But did you know most tea bags are actually made of plastic and can leach harmful chemicals into your drink? Opt for plastic-free alternatives instead, like Bigelow, Numi, or Yogi. Or ditch the bag entirely and try brewing some loose leaf tea!
Plastic-Free Bath Soak
A warm bath is one of the best ways to relax and unwind after a stressful day. You can make your soak even more rejuvenating by adding a few pumps of our plastic-free conditioner for a deeply hydrating effect. You can also add some of our Body Wash if you’re into bubbles!
Plastic-Free Deep Clean
For some of us, getting organized and cleaning up can be a form of self-care. Next time you decide to do a deep clean, try making your own plastic-free cleaning supplies! Here’s one of our favorite all-purpose cleaner recipes:
- 1 container with a spray nozzle (can be glass, aluminum, or a reused plastic bottle)
- 1 funnel (makes combining ingredients into your container mess-free)
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 tbsp liquid castile soap
- 5 drops tea tree oil
Combine all ingredients into your container using your funnel. Give your container a thorough shake, mixing all ingredients evenly, and you’re ready to go! We recommend using an old rag or cut-up t-shirt to keep your cleaning routine low-waste.
Massage can be a great way to relieve stress and tension. The best part? You don’t even have to go to a spa! You can relieve much of your pain and tension yourself with some self-massage. Take a few drops of our Beauty Oil and give these massage therapies a try.
Plastic-Free Face Masks
Face masks and cucumbers on your eyes: the epitome of self-care! You can create your own nourishing face masks at home without all the plastic from the store. Here’s one of our favorite recipes for a plastic-free face mask:
- Blend two tablespoons of honey with a half-cup of mashed papaya.
- Apply the mixture over your face and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Cucumber eyes optional!
- Wash it off and moisturize.
Next time you start to feel overwhelmed by everything going on in your world, remember to take time for yourself. From tea to baths to face masks, there are so many ways to practice self-care without having to worry about the impact on the planet. Let us know some of your favorites by connecting with us on social at @plaineproducts!