The Spring 2022 Box
Tiny green shoots are starting to peek out of the dirt, the sun is shining later and later in the day — Forårshygge is upon us! If you’re not the type to set resolutions and intentions at the start of the year, spring can be a fantastic time to refresh your typical routine and refocus on the things you want to prioritize — including incorporating more hygge into your life.
Start the day off on the right foot
It’s easy for mornings to become chaotic — before you know it, you’re quickly rushing through a few bites and guzzling your drink of choice from a to-go cup. This spring, experiment with taking things a bit slower, even if it’s just on weekend mornings when your schedule is more flexible — the way you start your day makes such a difference.
Our spring box includes a jar of strawberry elderflower jam from Provisions Food Company that’s absolutely bursting with fruity flavour and an amazing floral aroma. You can pair it with toast, or if you’re looking to spend some meditative time in the kitchen, whip up a batch of the lemon blueberry scones that we’ve included a recipe card for in the box and indulge in a berry-packed treat. Don’t worry if you have plenty left over after a few mindful breakfasts — the jam is also the perfect accompaniment to a cheese board.
To pair with it, consider swapping out one of your morning cups of coffee with the organic Blueberry Vanilla Matcha from Three6Tea. Matcha is packed with antioxidants and gives you a slightly gentler caffeine boost. This blend is perfect for creating a hot, frothy drink, or as an addition to your favourite smoothie recipe for a fun twist.
Schedule in some restorative activities
At the end of a long day it can be tempting to just crash in front of the television — however, you’ll find yourself much more rejuvenated if you’re a bit more mindful about your relaxation time.
Curling up with a book is a very hygge way to spend the evening, which is why we’ve included a variety of books in the box before, from thrillers to romance novels to cookbooks. The spring box includes Minimal: For Simple and Sustainable Living, a book co-authored by Laurie Barrette and Stéphanie Mandréa, founders of Dans Le Sac. The book is packed with tips on creating your own cleaning products, shopping sustainably, and much more. It’ll serve as inspiration to help you embrace a simpler, more mindful way of living — and as a bonus, it’s a gorgeous volume that will look stunning on your coffee table or bookshelf.
Crafting is another wonderfully restorative activity that nurtures your creativity and can even help improve your mental health. We absolutely adore including candles in our box, so for the spring box we’ve switched things up and included a soy candle-making kit from Make This Universe. After you spend some cozy time crafting, you’ll have a sweet pea and neroli scented candle in a minimalist glass jar that will make the perfect addition to any corner of your home.
Establish an evening self-care routine
One of the best ways to leave the day’s worries behind is to spend some time nurturing your body, which is why we so often include carefully-selected bath and beauty products in the box.
For the spring box, we have two items from the wonderful clean beauty brand Midnight Paloma — a body dry brush and a calming body lotion. The brush is intended for dry exfoliation, and is the ideal complement to all kinds of scrubs and exfoliating body washes. Then, make sure to seal in your skin’s moisture with the decadent lotion packed with avocado and jojoba oils as well as chamomile and geranium, two ingredients that help battle inflammation and skin irritation.
Finally, an exclusive for our quarterly box subscribers, a lavender botanical mist from Wildwood Creek. Lavender is a scent that promotes relaxation, and this multi-purpose spray can be used in a variety of ways — you can spray it in the bathroom while you’re doing your evening skincare and dry brushing, mist it on yourself throughout the day when you’re taking a mindful moment, or even spritz your linens to help calm you as you drift off.
We hope all the spring box items we’ve selected serve you well in this exciting season of renewal and new beginnings.
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