Taking the time to indulge in a little self-care after having a baby is incredibly important. Some believe that the hard part is over and in some respect, I guess this is true, however, the healing process combined with unpredictable hormones and sleepless nights can really take their toll on both your physical and mental health. If you’re a new mum and haven’t had the chance to read my review of The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums by Alexis Stickland and Beccy Hands I highly recommend it. It’s packed full of advice about everything from pelvic floor exercises, how to make cooling pads to help relieve sensitivity after vaginal tears, how to reduce water retention, breast combing (who knew this was a thing?), massage techniques, smoothie recipes, mindfulness and postnatal yoga exercises. It really is a fabulous resource for new mums.
Recently I was sent a lovely package full of teapig goodies in three soothing, feel-good blends designed to help uplift your spirits, calm your nerves and encourage a natural and healthy sleep. Let me tell you, they couldn’t have arrived at a better time! I’m normally a huge coffee drinker but as I’ve been prone to postnatal migraines after having Poppy so I’ve been searching for a new low-caffeine alternative. My favourite blend of the three I was sent is Snooze. It’s a light, slightly floral combination of apple, lavender and chamomile. Even the whole process of waiting for it to brew and inhaling its beautiful aroma helps me to unwind and distress. Sipping on a huge mug of ‘Snooze’ has become a bit of a pre-bedtime ritual. Along with banning all electrical devices in bed and drenching my bedsheets in my Feather & Down Pillow Spray. I’ve also started taking the Utmost Me Neuro Rest supplements so stay tuned for my review in two weeks time.
Happy contains an uplifting and slightly spicy blend of turmeric, apple and lemon balm, as well as orange peel, clove buds and cinnamon. It’s got a slightly festive feel to it and as a lover of all things Christmassy – it certainly brings back happy memories. It’s cosy and comforting and I can definitely see how it could help alleviate anxiety and stress. Finally, ‘Calm’ contains Valerian, an ingredient drunk for centuries for its calming, stress-reducing properties.
Each box contains 15 tea temples for £3.99, that’s only 27p a cup. Simply infuse in boiling water for at least 3 minutes or even top-up with cold water to create an iced blend. Each one of teapig’s blends contains high-quality ingredients including whole flowers, spices, berries, and herbs. All those wonderful ingredients are stored in a biodegradable mesh bag, or ‘temple’, that gives the whole leaves room to properly infuse. If you love tea and are wanting to indulge in some much-needed self-care, but are looking for something a little bit more special, you need to check out teapigs extensive range of scent and flavour combinations; they really know their stuff!
To find out more about teapig’s collection of feel-good teas visit teapig