These days, life can feel like one long to-do list. From elevating our careers and caring for our families to carving out the time to look after ourselves, every waking hour seems to throw up a new hurdle to overcome.
But how often do we hit pause to appreciate the hard work our body does to keep us going? Does cleansing and moisturising with luxury body wash and natural body cream ever make the list?
You’re probably thinking ‘yeah, right.’ We get it! Life is a whirlwind and you don’t have time for yet another task. But what if we changed our scarcity mindset to one of abundance, and let go of the culture of busyness? And what if instead of telling ourselves to ignore stress, we supported our bodies to physically relax through touch to help relieve the mental strain?
Creating a bodycare ritual: indulgent or essential?
This is where the restorative everyday bodycare ritual comes in. Our western culture sees looking after our skin as an indulgence. In other parts of the world, it’s an essential tool to practice self-care, de-stress and live in the moment. Bodycare slows us down, connecting us to our authentic self and nature, releasing the overwhelm.
Introducing Bouclème bodycare: invigorating and nourishing care for the whole body, morning and night. Launching this February, the gender-neutral Bouclème body products have the same natural goodness as Bouclème haircare, and come as a reminder that every body is beautiful and worthy of a bodycare ritual.
Here, we unveil our NEW Invigorating Body Wash and Nourishing Body Cream, with some tips on how you can include them in your own relaxing and soothing evening bodycare ritual.
Bouclème Invigorating Body Wash
This plant-powered body wash is more than just a way to stay clean. It energises our mornings, and revitalises our bodies after a long day.
Hydrating sodium hyaluronate improves skin firmness, smooths out fine lines and moisturises.
Nature’s powerhouse coconut water nourishes your skin with amino acids, enzymes and antioxidants. These help to plump, improve tone and elasticity.
Gentle enough for daily use, but sumptuous enough to feel pampered, this luxury body wash smells like walking through a rose garden at dawn. Uplifting rose geranium, brightening pink grapefruit and stress-busting peppermint oils will elevate your mood. Whatever life throws at you, you’ll be prepared.
Bouclème Nourishing Body Cream
A natural body cream crafted to celebrate your skin as you travel through the natural ebbs and flows of life. This Bouclème body cream has been formulated to support you through life’s transitions for more resilient, radiant skin.
Moisturising shea and cocoa butters, which are high in fatty acids, provide supreme hydration, Squalane protects against moisture loss and smoothes and softens skin. Repairing avocado oil leaves dry and mature skin supple, soothed and seriously blissed out.
Healing grapefruit, balancing rose geranium, relaxing lavender and calming peppermint oils ease away anxiety and reset your natural balance – a plant-based body cream embrace for the soul.
Six tips for a blissful evening ritual with Bouclème’s NEW bodycare products
Many of us chose to start 2023 with a new, inspiring morning routine. But what about your bedtime routine? It’s easy to slip into destructive evening habits. Binge watching TV, snacking on junk food and catching up on emails may feel relaxing, but they won’t be lowering your stress levels.
We’re all for making more time for meditation, losing ourselves in a good book and a warm shower to get us into dream space. After all, the perfect evening ritual embodies nourishment, rest and relaxation.
And although we strive to be present and make every moment meaningful in our day, the hours that lead up to bedtime are key to feeling calm and at peace ALL the time. Here are some tips to inspire your own evening ritual.
1. Prepare for the next day
Work bag ready? Outfit laid out? Kitchen sink clear? Set yourself up for a successful day by preparing everything you need the evening before so you can feel less rushed and think more clearly in the morning.
You’ll have more time to fit in some gentle yoga stretches or a mindful moment to drink a hot cup of tea from your favourite mug.
2. Switch off your electronic devices
Turn off screens at least an hour or so before bed to spend more time with your loved ones or quieten your mind with a few minutes of meditation. Your sleep and mood will begin to feel the benefits over time, if not immediately.
Even just six minutes of reading a book can reduce stress levels by 68%, research carried out at the University of Sussex shows. So switch screens for stories and welcome sweet slumber.
3. Dim the lights
Light bulbs are often marked with a ‘colour temperature’. Warm light promotes relaxation and helps calm the mind by signalling to your brain that it’s time to start winding down. Avoid ‘cool white’ or ‘daylight’ bulbs in your bedroom. If you have a dimmable bedside lamp, even better. For a deeper sense of calm, light a scented candle to signal the end of your day – just don’t forget to blow it out before sleep.
4. Enhance your shower routine with our NEW bodycare line
Your candle is burning, your ambient playlist is on. It’s time to indulge your senses with our NEW bodycare range. You’re ready to sink into how good it feels to accept the skin you’re in and fully unwind.
Bouclème’s natural body wash and luxury body cream are powered by plant-based, natural ingredients, selected for maximum replenishment and protection, and elevated by harmonious scents.
In the shower, start by cleansing your skin with our Invigorating Body Wash and envelop yourself in the uplifting scent of rose geranium, pink grapefruit and peppermint. Infused with coconut water, not only will you smell amazing, your skin will be intensely hydrated, too.
Out of the shower, continue your new body ritual with our Nourishing Body Cream, which will seal in all that skin-quenching moisture, thanks to a rich blend of avocado oil and shea and cocoa butters. The soothing lavender scent will calm body and mind.
5. Prep your curly hair for the night
Carry on the pampering by getting your curls sleep-ready. Start by applying a few drops of Revive 5 Hair Oil to your ends and then gently put your hair in a pineapple or a very loose bun. Use a satin scrunchie to avoid breakage or any harsh tension between the scalp and strands. Then cover your hair with a silk bonnet or scarf for an extra layer of protection.
Next, pop on your Silk Eye Mask and spray a calming sleep mist on your pillowcase. You’ll be on your way to the best beauty sleep ever in no time. Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.