Prioritising Self Care This Autumn

Whether you are just back from your summer holiday or have spent the last couple of months juggling work / life / children with little respite, we all need time to take stock and pause as the seasons change.

Autumn is in the air; cost of living news has been worrying for many and schools are back with all the extra work that often involves.

As they remind you on flights... put on your own oxygen masks before helping others. This advice applies just as much in everyday life. We see taking time for ourselves as indulgent, but an investment in you will usually also benefit those around you at work and at home.

Why is self-care important?

It promotes rest and relaxation, which benefits our overall health and wellness, it also promotes healthy relationships. When our self-esteem and self-awareness improves, it has a positive effect on our overall mindset. This, in turn, enables us to care for our friends and loved ones in a way that we might not have been able to do before.

What is self-care?

 Self-care is the practice of consciously doing things that preserve or improve your mental or physical health.

It can be a peaceful cup of tea; a walk outside; talking with friends, practising a hobby, a hot bath and magazine, journalling or keeping a gratitude diary to name a few things. It can be solo or with others, inside or out. It does not need to cost a lot of money and the benefits can be priceless.

Here are just a few of our favourite wellness products:


Great for setting a calm environment

 This  love candle by St. Eval  is filled with the soothing herbal aroma of their best-selling Bay & Rosemary fragrance.

Ideal for on the go...


 Or, why not take the power of a relaxing aromatherapy blend with you on your daily journeys. This Agnes and Cat Relaxation Blend is a gorgeous mix of calming lavender, soothing rose and grounding vetiver.

Perfect for gifts

This therapeutic, calming eye pillow is the perfect gift that is sure to get lots of use. Great for new mums catching a much needed mini nap or to soothe tired eyes at the end of a day in front of a laptop....or an added extra for the end of a yoga session. 

For daily contemplation

The little book with lots of advice and inspiration.

Click here to view  more from our curated wellbeing collection... and remember you can either buy online for delivery to your home or order via our website and collect at our Moonflower Too shop on the high street in Stroud.