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By The Green Parent

01st July 2021

Pip de Villiers of 360 Botanics (360botanics.com) lives and runs her business from the lovely town of Lewes just outside Brighton.

By The Green Parent

01st July 2021

By The Green Parent

01st July 2021

​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

  1. I am actually a fully qualified Holistic Aromatherapist.
  2. Everything at 360 Botanics is formulated and handmade by me!
  3. All ingredients that I use are kept to a minimum and are of course Vegan & 100% natural.

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