Our bodies and minds are deeply interconnected, with our physical health often relying on our mental health, as well as our social lives and interactions with others. Strengthening this connection between the physical and the mental is what we call looking after your holistic health and wellbeing.
What is holistic wellbeing?
Holistic wellness comes from harmonising the connection between our bodies and minds. By developing a good holistic wellness routine, we can lay the foundations for our overall health and wellbeing, and start to create balance both inside and out.
At Neal’s Yard Remedies, we know a lot about holistic wellbeing, and we’ve put together a short guide with everything you need to know to get started on your journey to better holistic health.
Pillars of holistic wellbeing
There are five different pillars to holistic health and wellbeing, and they each need to be nourished in order to create balance in our bodies.
1. Physical wellbeing is not just about being free from illness or injury, but rather everything to do with our bodies – from our diet and energy levels to flexibility and fitness.
2. Mental wellbeing affects how we think, feel and act. Your mental wellness is about your thoughts and feelings, and how you cope with the ups and downs of everyday life.
3. Emotional wellbeing is all about feeling good and experiencing positive emotions like happiness, love, and joy.
4. Spiritual wellbeing doesn’t necessarily refer to practising religion, but rather the human need to find meaning, purpose and connection to something greater than ourselves.
5. Social wellbeing is a sense of belonging and inclusion in our lives, from our friends and family, to our jobs and hobbies.
How can we improve holistic wellbeing?
The key to feeling healthy and happy, both inside and out, is a good holistic wellness routine – and it’s really easy to get started. Here’s a list of our holistic wellbeing products to help you on your way to better inner and outer health.
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Refresh your senses with a zesty hit of Bright Start tea. Formulated by our herbal experts, we’ve infused sweet zesty lemon with green nettle and the subtle note of rosehips to create a refreshing blend with a hint of citrus.
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Contains soothing and warming ginger and juniper essential oils to massage into muscles and joints.
Harmonise body & mind
A balancing blend of relaxing patchouli, uplifting geranium, nurturing rose and rejuvenating frankincense work together by helping to relax and calm your mind, while your skin is gently cleansed and nourished with macadamia and sea buckthorn oils. Expertly formulated to give a sense of balance to the body’s natural rhythms and cycles, it’s perfect for women of all ages and life stages.
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Complement any mealtime with a soothing sip of After Dinner tea. Formulated by our herbal experts, we’ve infused cool and refreshing peppermint, nutty dandelion root and aromatic fennel to create the ideal after dinner blend.
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Prepare to say goodnight with this deeply relaxing mist. Proven to improve your sleep from the first night, a therapeutic blend of organic essential oils promotes a sense of calm for a more restful night.
Whether you're working from home or enjoying a quiet evening in, you can create an uplifting ambience to set the mood and revitalise your senses with one of our hand-poured Aromatherapy Candles.
Made from organic beeswax and a fragrant blend of energising grapefruit and petitgrain organic essential oils, you can enjoy a naturally uplifting aroma anytime you need a little boost.
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This calming blend of relaxing roman chamomile, restful mandarin and grounding bergamot was created with children in mind and helps to gently soothe when they’re over-excited, over-tired or a little grouchy.
Next steps on your holistic wellbeing journey
Now you’ve read our top holistic health and wellbeing recommendations, you’re ready to start your journey to better physical and mental wellbeing. If you’d like some more ideas or if you’re interested in learning more about holistic wellbeing, here are a few ways you can continue your journey:
Health & wellbeing products
Browse our wide collection of effective, easy-to-use, natural and organic herbal remedies to support your and your family’s holistic approach to health and wellbeing.
We offer a range of treatments and therapies both in store and online to support and enhance your holistic wellbeing. Find out about our Therapy Rooms.