Winter is a wonderful time to embrace a boho lifestyle. More time spent indoors means nesting and homely activities consume our days more than ever. We subconsciously embrace a more bohemian lifestyle as we slow down and become more mindful of our actions.

While the heat in summer invites us to lighten up and relax, the cool of winter encourages us to spend more time nourishing ourselves and creating an environment of cosy comfort. Self care and an emphasis on wellness becomes a priority and a way to put our boho life skills into practice.

Woman lounges on the bed drinking a cup of tea wearing pink long sleeve pyjamas

Embrace a boho lifestyle this winter with cosy loungewear, warm treats, and nourishing skin care 

Wellness

We instinctively lean towards nourishing and hearty food and increase our intake of herbal teas and soups. Everything we consume is like a warm hug as we mindfully care for ourselves and those we love.

Beauty

Whether reactive or preventative, our beauty and self care shifts gear to become more about hydration and moisturising. We steer clear of stripping and deep cleansing, opting for gentle and nurturing products that enrich our parched skin.

If you need to learn more about how to treat yourself this winter, follow our boho beauty and wellness advice and feed your soul.

 Warming porridge oats wiht raisins and nuts

A bowl of delicious oats is like warm hug on a cold winter day

 

Nourish your body and soul

When the temperature drops we instinctively gravitate towards warming and nourishing food and drinks. Think porridge or a hot dish for breakfast, a hearty soup for lunch and a rich flavourful slow cooked meal for dinner.

Hot food and drinks make us slow down and approach our nourishment mindfully. Ensuring we live in the moment and savour our meal times is essential for embracing a bohemian way of life. Device free time enjoying delicious flavours and textures is one of life’s greatest joys.

Breakfast

One of my favourite indications of winter is when I start to crave porridge. Warm oats with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, sprinkles of cinnamon, and a swirl of cream, makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside and offers a comforting start to the day.

When time allows, a proper cooked breakfast enables me to slow down to enjoy a hearty start to the day. Eggs, sauteed vegetables, healthy legumes, and fresh sourdough, are just what I need to sit quietly and savour my morning moments. A freshly brewed coffee with a slice of raisin toast then gives me the pep I need to go about my day.

Lunch and Dinner

We crave comforting home style cooking over lighter dishes. While many associate health with fresh, raw salads and lightly grilled white meat and seafoods, winter food is also full of nourishing healthy ingredients.

Soups and slow cooked dishes can be loaded up with nutrient rich vegetables and nourishing meats and legumes. These meals are deliciously satisfying while feeding our bodies with all the nutrients we require. Cook large batches of your favourite dish and share it with friends and loved ones to foster a sense of community and connection.

Hydration

Between meals it’s important to stay hydrated. Herbal teas are a great way to get your water intake while warming yourself from the inside out. Choose hydrating teas with fresh herbs or fruits. Ginger, lemon, peppermint, berry teas, and more will keep you on track with your water intake while providing a delicious and comforting treat.

Just be mindful of your green tea intake as it contains caffeine and is therefore not considered a water alternative.

Treats

 A boho life makes room for treats, so be sure to make the most of cold days and nights with rich, warming hot chocolates and chai lattes. Experiment with different plant-based milks to create your ideal hot drink. My favourites include a Dandelion soy latte or almond milk hot choccy with organic, sustainable dark cocoa. Yum!

Pumpkin Soup

Warm your soul and nourish your body with a bowl of delicious soup

 

Feed your skin

Our top tips for winter boho beauty focus on preventing dehydration and dryness and nourishing the skin with nutrient rich products.

Prevent dehydration

Resist a hot shower. While it feels amazing, try to avoid overly hot showers. If your skin turns red from the water, the temperature is too high and you will dry out your skin and cause sensitivity. Turn the hot tap down a little and have a soft, fluffy bathrobe on hand to keep you toasty after you shower or bath.

Swap your cleanser. To prevent your skin from drying out, change up your summer foaming cleanser for a nourishing cream, oil, or balm cleanser. Not only will these formulations clean away dirt and makeup, but they will also hydrate your skin with nourishing incredients. Try Radiance Cream Cleanser from Retreatment.

If you still crave a super clean face, try finishing your cleanse with a gentle swipe of micellar water to satisfy that feeling without drying or stripping the skin.

Woman sits at vintage dressing table wearing pink short sleeve shorts pyjama set

Take extra care with your skin during winter by keeping it hydrated and nourished

Increase your moisture

Add oils to your routine. Treat yourself to the soothing and aromatic benefits of bath, body, and facial oils. Adding a drop or two to your regular moisturiser will give you a nourishing hydration boost with the added pleasure of natural fragrance and aromatherapy.

For a quick moisture boost, keep a body oil in the shower and apply it all over just before finishing. You’ll be left with a nourishing film of delicious oil on the skin without feeling greasy. Then slip into some breathable cotton loungewear and enjoy the luxurious feeling. Try Tonic Body Treatment Oil from Clarins. 

Humidifier. Winter air is dry and unforgiving, so replace lost moisture by using a humidifier in the home. You can pick up a simple humidifier at the pharmacy and add a few drops of your favourite essential oils to freshen up your space.

Use a blend with lavender in your bedroom for relaxation, eucalyptus to aid better breathing, or any other fragrance that enhance your mood at home.

 

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May 16, 2022 — Capriosca Team