How do you bring wellness into your daily life, are there certain rituals and routines that you follow?
Hot water, lemon and ginger is always a lovely way to start my day, helping to energise my mind and body. Walking the dog is routine but also a ritual for me. Being outside, breathing in fresh air and taking in the changing seasons is important after spending all day inside.
Can you tell us a little about the salts and scents you create for TOAST?
The Sol and Luna Bathing Salts were influenced by their planetary namesakes. The sea salt used in Sol is sourced from the crystal clear waters of the Isles of Scilly where it is hand harvested and then left to evaporate under the famous Scilly sunshine. It’s scented with essential oils including orange and cedarwood, which are both associated with the sun. Orange for its joyful scent and cedar is traditionally burnt as an offering to the Sun Gods. Some believe that the name Scilly comes from ‘Sulis’, the Roman Sun God.
The Luna sea salt is sourced from France where it is harvested from clay-lined ponds during the ebb and flow of the lunar tides. The ionising action of the clay, combined with the artisan's skilful methods passed down through generations, enhance the salts unique array of trace elements. Infused with the aromatic properties of organic black spruce, fir balsam, black pepper and vetiver essential oils to create a relaxing soak to help de-stress body and mind. In Greek mythology the spruce tree was dedicated to Artemis, the Goddess of the moon.
Salt itself is naturally detoxifying, preserving, cleansing and healing. When used in bathing, both the salt and water helps our whole being to relax. Regular salt baths are believed to help flush out toxins and research also indicates they improve skin tone and texture. So, whether it’s to have a more restful night's sleep, to have smoother skin or to ease aches and pains, a high quality salt bath can provide your body with amazing positive benefits.