I have a very busy life juggling many ‘hats’ and am the sole owner of Eco-Luxe Skincare & Wellness brand 360 Botanics. I do everything from creating the formulas through to the bottling and labelling along with all the ‘back end’ of the business. No 2 days are ever the same and I never get a moment to be bored - I love my job!
MY MORNING ROUTINE
So, I set a (very gentle!) alarm for 6:30am & before I even get out of bed, I do some stretching, I’ve done this for years to wake up my spine. I then get breakfast ready for whoever’s around, make myself a fresh coffee & check my emails. Then, depending on time and appointments, I either do yoga or the cross trainer for 20 minutes followed by as many squats as I can handle (!) and maybe 3 minutes of planks. This is an ‘ideal’ morning and of course, life gets in the way and sometimes I don’t manage any of this, but I’ve learnt not to give myself a hard time and just do what I can!
I am currently obsessed with a savoury porridge made with Mushrooms and Spinach, so I tend to have this mid morning and it keeps me going for most of the day. Being Vegan, I do make sure I eat a healthy balanced diet, my daughter & I both love to cook! I am a huge lover of Nutritional Yeast which is packed full of vitamins and minerals, all perfect for a Vegan diet – I tend to add it to most dishes that I eat!
In terms of daily skincare, I always start the day with a couple of pumps of Super Serum to really hydrate my skin. Then, after my exercise/shower I pop on some Hydrate Body Oil and an SPF 50, I let this sink in before applying my make-up. I tend to do my Sorbet Face Polish and Pink Clay Mask on a Sunday evening when I have a bit more time to myself. I do keep a Gua Sha Stone with a bottle of Super Serum on my bedside table so that I can give myself a ‘super fast’ facial before bed - if I have the energy! My meditations can happen anytime during the day, I am good now at fitting it in, even if it’s just for a minute – when I am on ‘hold’ on the phone or sitting in traffic in the car! But I do really love to do a Yoga Nidra session in bed if I am especially stressed, it works every time and definitely keeps any anxiety or stress at bay!
MY FUTURE PLAN
Now that the shops have opened up again, I would really like to expand our presence in the right kind of stores across the country. I hope to attend various Retreats this year where I can run special ‘360 Botanics Workshops’ giving people the opportunity to try out our product range and to have a go at making their own ‘green’ natural products!
3 THINGS ABOUT 360 BOTANICS
- I am actually a fully qualified Holistic Aromatherapist.
- Everything at 360 Botanics is formulated and handmade by me!
- All ingredients that I use are kept to a minimum and are of course Vegan & 100% natural.