I find the beginning of the year to be one of reflection, nurture, using the time to look after yourself, your body and mind whilst the daylight is scarce and the weather a little cold and bleak.
I have been lucky enough to get to know Lizzie Jones from State of Liberty, who runs her company with our well being firmly at the fore. State of Liberty retreats are designed so that you can enjoy a retreat experience in the comfort of your own home, how wonderful is that. The retreats are inspired by nature and aligned with the seasons, each season supports, nourishes and prepares the body for the next season creating a constant cycle of well being. All very clear and simple, and something we all forget about in our face paced lives that we have chosen to live and consume. If we stop and take the time to think and compartmentalise we can often see the simpler picture.
Based on the the five seasons used in traditional Chinese medicine, each season correlates to one of the five elements, wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Influenced by these five elements, Lizzie has created a retreat, a pamper box and an essential oil blend for each season.
The Seasonal Pamper Box compliments the online retreat content and has been designed specifically to deliver an overwhelming sense of calm directly to your door. Every purchase you make comes with access to exclusive online content that is there to help you effortlessly incorporate State of Liberty products into you self care routine with ease.
I can honestly say that the Winter Pamper Box is one of the most wonderful gifts I have ever received. The older I get the more aware I am of looking after myself so I am pretty good at early nights, sleeping well, reducing my screen time and cooking nourishing home made food. I also swim regularly and walk as much as I can. One of the nicest things to my routine is bathing and looking after my skin. So the Winter Pamper Box is perfect for me, I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of making my own simple face mask, lighting the candle and having a hot soak in an epsom salt bath, being intoxicated by the wonderful aroma of the winter blend essential oil of Frankincense, Patchouli and Pettigrain.
To me it’s dedicating the time, going through the ritual of preparing that face mask or bath, switching off from the world and creating your own retreat that is just for you. Emptying your thoughts concentrating on your breathing and giving yourself over to the sheer bliss of being relaxed and calm. All of which we are capable of doing if we choose to notice and make an effort to do so.
What is also so delicious about State of Liberty is their attention to detail, the boxes are beautifully designed and crafted with care, all packaging used is eco friendly all bespoke and handmade in the UK using recycled materials. It is also designed to be reused and you can refill any of the base ingredients in your box by simply returning your empty glass bottles or canvas bags, they will be refilled and posted back to you. Along with this dedicated service you also have access to the Wellbeing Resource Library where you can get regular updates with expert advice on seasonal living, self care, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, seasonal food, pamper and sleep. Its good to know if you are finding anything a little stressful that help is just a click away.
If you do find self care difficult you can sign up to the weekly wellbeing toolkit that will guide you gently into integrating wellbeing into your everyday. What is not to like about having that friendly hand to hold to bring a moments peace and happiness to counteract the busy.
As a thank you State of Liberty are offering my readers a 15% discount on the Winter Pamper Box using the code SOL-TEAWITHRUBY a perfect gift to yourself for the New Year don’t you think?
With thanks to State of Liberty for gifting the Winter Pamper Box for the purpose of this post.