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Thank you to everyone that has recently ordered from us. It means so much to an independent business. Personally, baths have been getting me through the evenings, and I am so pleased many of you find it so comforting. I also have noticed many of you buying bath salts as gifts for friends and family during lockdown- what amazing people you are!
Due to many of the post offices near me closing their doors- I am only shipping bath salts that can fit through a post box. So the 100g and 500g bath salts. If you would like to purchase the 250g jars or bath oils, please visit our stockists in the UK who are open 24/7 for shipping @libertylondon @alittlefind @theconranshopofficial @formse15 @contentwellbeing
We wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago about the benefits of mineral bathing and how it can reduce stress and be part of your wider self-care practice. Obviously, the last few weeks have been a bit mental while we adapt to everything that has been happening to the world- and we forgot to share it, so here it is now! (- you can find it in our wellness blog and the link is in bio 👆)
During this pandemic, the strength of our frontline medical staff has blown me away. Last Thursday's #ClapForOurCarers in the UK was such an amazing emotional tribute, my street was so loud, it had me in tears. The power of community and gratitude is what gets us through tough times.
We are only a tiny, small business but I keep thinking what we can do to help during this period - so last week I put together some small care packages for our front-line NHS staff; it'll be a lucky dip of bath salts which I have in stock and I hope it can deliver moments of peace and calm for them after their shift.
If you, a family member or a friend works for the NHS, drop me an email on [email protected] and I can allocate the care packages a home- I will need an NHS email address or medical ID to validate the gift. (UK only #thankyouNHS)
🧡 Vivien x
Thank you @wyldemag for featuring our Ascent bath salts and Retreat bath oil in your Prince Charming #Shelfie // "There’s a pattern emerging with this Spring’s bounteous bunch of beauty products: all the ones catching our eye are adorned with the most beautiful patterns, prints and floral motifs. From graphic stripes to chintzy charms, either on the packaging of the products themselves, there’s no surface that can’t be enhanced by an elegant embellishment" //
There is nothing like some gorgeous prints (and lots of pinks) to cheer you up this Monday morning. I hope you have a good start to the week.
In times of stress, getting quality sleep is even more important than ever. It keeps us healthy, strong and alert as well as sane. How is your sleep routine during the lockdown? What are your top tips?
I am eating earlier since there is no longer a commute and it has made a difference to my sleep pattern. I am going to bed earlier than I have in years and waking up earlier than I usually would- which is making me feel refreshed. Although I do feel like I am getting more screen time than ever. But that's ok- now is not the time for perfection.
So my top tips are- eat earlier and remember to turn off the blue light on screens when the sun sets to help you prepare for your sleep. Taking a bath 90 minutes before bed can prime you for a restful sleep.
I will probably go deeper into good sleep habits and hygiene in the next few weeks. But for now, hope you have a restful sleep tonight- here's to another week. xx
It's been a while since we posted a dreamy, joyful bathroom pic! I thought now is definitely the time- and look how happy this room is making you feel right now.... the jungle wallpaper & luxurious bathtub is giving me life 🧡
( #📷 @livingetcuk )
Thank you to @whowhatwear for championing little indie brands like ourselves. We often get lost in the noise at the best of time, but it's important to support indie brands at the moment and we really appreciate the mention! Ps. @libertylondon is having a beauty sale at the moment and you can get some of your favourite Verdant Alchemy treats on their website.⠀
It has been a tough couple of weeks, as I imagine it has been for everyone. I just wanted to drop you a note to see how you are doing during this time? As a small business, I have had sleepless nights about the future, but I also remain positive and am so grateful for our community and our front line NHS staff who are working so hard at the moment.
At Verdant Alchemy, my goal was always to boost your well-being through bathing and create rituals that allow you to press pause and relax. During these uncertain times, I believe even more strongly in those values I set for the business. I will continue to lean on them as I navigate these extraordinary times.
We are still operating and am fulfilling and sending orders, albeit at a slower rate than usual. As always, we will continue to serve you the best way we can and are available to connect online; staying in touch via social media and on our website. Please drop me a dm- I would love to hear how you have been keeping sane during the lockdown.
Times like this remind me how vital the rituals of self-care is, and we are working hard on wellness content on how to help you feel good during this time. We are here for you, so let me know what you would like to see from Verdant Alchemy.
Stay in and stay safe, 🧡Vivien
It is hard to ignore everything going on in the world right now, people's health and economic situation is on the line and it's really scary. As we wait for more advice from the British government of what to do next, it reminds me of the importance of finding joy in smaller things, seeking out happy stories, looking after ourselves while staying informed. ⠀
It is also important to be kind to yourself and others during this crisis. Those are the kind of rituals and practices that will keep us sane. I believe it is also super important to support my fellow small and local businesses, as they need our help the most, so shop local if you can, get take out from your favourite restaurants, drop them an email or comment to support them from afar, but a gift card. Online shopping is still on, for now, so support the local boutiques as well if you can. But most importantly- stay safe and at a distance.⠀
Sending you love, health and positivity, Vivien.
It is #WorldSleepDay today, and it's no secret we at Verdant Alchemy love the school of sleep. Making sure we get at least 7 hours and create a good sleep ritual is important. There are many best practices in the world of sleep rituals and but these are favourites:⠀
* Ensure phones are not in the bedroom before sleeping.⠀
* Turning the blue light off our devices after the sun has set.⠀
* Having a bath 90 minutes before bed can help you fall asleep.⠀
We have two bath salt ranges and one bath oil dedicated to better sleep >> swipe left- which ones are your favourite?⠀
#sleep #sleeping #sleepy #health #bed #bedroom #goodnight #essentialoils #relax #happy #dream #sleepaid #anxiety #wellness #sleepdeprivation #nosleep #natural #stress #sleepdisorders #meditation #cantsleep #mentalhealth #sleepdeprived ⠀
#friday #motivation #ready #goals #love #motivationfriday
#meetthemaker challenge today // YOU (ie. ME)
It is time to share a few facts about me and what I love.
* I am obsessed with baths ( as you may have guessed!) and balancing self-care with running a business is really important to me. If you want to find out more about my rituals- check out my #SelfCarePortraits ~ (Link in bio)
* I am big into wellness- I also own a chiropractic and yoga studio in SE London with my talented brother. @honoroakwellnessrooms
* I studied economics and social policy at Sheffield University and had a 10-year career in advertising/ media in strategy. Verdant Alchemy started as a side hustle, but I took the plunge at the end of 2017 to focus on the business full time.
* I love design, in any form. That is why I love creating my packaging design, and I am currently obsessed with interiors.
* I am a London girl through and through. I love the city so much and my dream day is brunch with friends on a London rooftop on a hot summers day with a spritz. I also adore the seaside where a few of my friends have moved.
* Fashion was always my first love, however, it's kind of gone down a few pegs in the last couple of years due to the sustainability issues in the industry. But I still enjoy it. Hats and printed dresses are my favourites. Nowadays, I try to consume this passion with less waste- reusing old items and buying vintage.
I can't believe I have put two pictures of me on the gram in one week. But I guess that is what this challenge is about- helping me become more comfortable talking about myself to you. I hope you like it? THIS IS ME. xx
Love Viv xx
For this month's #selfcareportraits we talk to @fernrossyoga about how she practices self-care in Edinburgh. Fern talks about the importance of her family, friends and being outdoors in the Scottish countryside and how yoga keeps her sane. Read about her transition from @elleuk associate editor to full-blown yoga instructor and how an unexpected move from London to Edinburgh helped create a creatively rich and balanced life for which she is now thriving. Now on the blog ~ (Link in Bio)
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