What you can’t see in this photo is us wearing our Ugg Boots during filming, juuuussst below the camera line! (It was our videographers suggestion to cut them, not ours – it’s Winter after all, and Uggs all day every day are totally ok by us…. we’re sure you agree?!)
But… what you can see is that we’ve partnered with some really amazing brands this season, including a global award winning brand, a brand who has released a product to deal with an embarrassing problem we all face, and a couple of brands that have to be in the running for some of the most beautiful, colourful packaging we’ve seen!
Watch our unboxing video below and read on for all the details of each of the featured products…
Note: a word of warning to those opening the Winter box – this is potentially our most jam packed box yet, and we spent a LONG time playing Tetris trying to fit all of the products in. So once you’ve unpacked it, good luck trying to get it all back in there again!
So, what’s in it..?
RY Wellness Mag – Winter 2018 edition
The Winter 2018 edition of the RY Wellness Magazine is all about how to keep you looking and feeling great over the cooler months. Think nourishing recipes (porridges, soups, healthy, brownies!), warming yoga flows, caring for your skin over the cooler months, and how to stay motivated in the cooler weather).
RY Retreat Day Plan – Winter 2018 edition
Our Winter RY Retreat Day Plan not only provides an easy-to-follow guide on using all of the products within the box to retreat your mind & body, but you’ll also find the introduction of The Kindness Project on this month’s plan! Basically, we want you to think about how you can re-purpose your empty box after you’ve used your products to fill it with goodies for someone in need this Winter.
Babe Australia – Body Souffle (250g) – Verbena Gypsy, Wild Daisy or Punk Rose flavours – $26.95 (full size)
Raw and natural, Babe Body Soufflé is a richly hydrating and nourishing natural body cream that smells good enough to eat. Perfect for moisturising and soothing dry skin.
Made with gentle ingredients of sweet almond oil, macadamia oil and shea butter, Babe’s Body Soufflé is free from nasties and is developed to protect, restore and replenish what the environment takes out of your skin. Cruelty-Free & Vegan-Friendly, Paraben-free, Sulphate-free, Propylene glycol-free, DEA-free, artificial colouring free.
Winter Skin is a nourishing, gradual self-tanning moisturiser for your body AND face! With each application of Winter Skin, you can effortlessly build to your desired tan. Made with only certified organic and natural ingredients it contains absolutely nothing artificial and is free from synthetic ingredients. Winter Skin is your low fuss way to a stunning bronze glow in every season. Even if you have the fairest complexion, you can have a gorgeous sun-kissed glow in a matter of days! Australian made, certified organic, 100% natural, vegan, cruelty-free (and multi-award winning!!).
Zen Tea is a soothing and relaxing herbal infusion to help you to unwind after a long day at the office, or anytime you need to take a break and clear your head. Find your calm with this delicate blend infused with chamomile, lemon balm and passionflower extracts. Enjoy a warm cup of Zen Tea to relax before bedtime or to take your break from your day. A favourite amongst yoga lovers.
Immunitea is a stimulating minty infusion of herbs specifically selected to help keep you feeling fresh. With added Rosehip extract for extra vitamin c, this brew will help you feel rejuvenated and energised. We all need a little extra love when we’re not feeling our best, this comforting blend of herbs is like a hug in a cup.
WellNaturally – Sweet Raspberry No Added Sugar Chocolate Bar (45g) – $2.80
Sweet Raspberry is a smooth, creamy milk chocolate experience, blended with chunks of real, juicy raspberry pieces. Ready to dive in? Don’t hesitate – Well Naturally is sweetened naturally with stevia, not sugar. New Well Naturally No Sugar Added Chocolate Sweet Raspberry joins the existing Well Naturally range in the health food aisle at Woolworths and independent supermarkets nationwide.
The Evodia EpZen collection is a range of magnesium sulphate bath crystals, blended with natural essential oils. Each blend is intended to help the mind relax and unwind through natural essential oils; whilst the magnesium sulphate in the Magnesium Bath Crystals is renowned for a series of health benefits. A warm bath infused with Evodia EpZen may assist with muscle soreness, stress relief, skin hydration, improved sleep & improved mood. Epzen is available at Priceline, select pharmacies and online.
ECOCOCO – Lavender + Coconut Body Oil (100g) – $22.95
Natural, vegan, Australian and cruelty-free skincare to soothe and hydrate sensitive skin. Is your cleanser making your skin irritated? You are going to fall in love with Tribe’s gentle liquid balm and the power of Aloe Vera and Rosehip Oil in your cleansing routine!
Gently melt away makeup, dirt, and oil to reveal fresh and clean skin. This product is safe to use on the eye area for the removal of non-waterproof eye makeup.
PATCH is an advanced new range of natural adhesive strips made with 100% organic bamboo fibre. Patches are the perfect organic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable wound care solution, added with extra goodness in the form of activated charcoal, aloe vera and coconut oil. Designed with natural ingredients suited for all sensitive skin types.
Chibbs puffed chickpeas are made from clean, real-food organic ingredients, prepared as close to the way nature intended as possible that your body knows how to digest.
All of Chibbs snacks are certified organic, nut free, dairy free, gluten free and vegan, as well as containing no additives, preservatives, sugars or sweeteners, so are suitable for any dietary lifestyle.
Chibbs snacks are high in protein and fibre and are perfect for people who value their health, are conscious about clean eating and keeping their body well energised, and also for those who care about the footprint they leave on the environment as Chibbs use biodegradable plastic and cardboard packaging to reduce waste impact on the planet.
Food For Health – Coffee + Cacao Clusters (425g) – $8.00
Food For Health has developed a range of FODMAP Friendly certified mueslis, which are available in the Health Foods aisle of Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. Try Food For Health’s delicious Coffee & Cacao Clusters – made with freshly roasted and ground coffee beans and natural cacao. These crunchy clusters are FODMAP Friendly, gluten free, fructose free and have no added nasties. Try adding a dollop of yoghurt and a drizzle of honey for a healthy and delicious way to start your day!
Raw Naturel – Detoxifying Face Mask (30g) – $25.95
Raw Naturel’s Detoxifying face mask contains five essential potent ingredients that work in harmony with one another to cleanse, exfoliate and purify the skin.
Kaolin reduces excess oil and pollution build up, Bentonite relieves irritation while slowing down the aging process, French green clay contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals to heal, nourish and promote blood flow, while the activated charcoal and neem leaf draw out impurities from below the skin’s surface leaving you with a flawlessly radiant complexion.
Jak Organics – FACE Wipes (1 pack – 25 wipes) – $10.95
JAK FACE wipes have been specially formulated with only the purest plant-based organic ingredients to cleanse, hydrate, nourish and moisturise. 100% natural and 100% biodegradable, they leave your skin soft a youthful glow – not too oily or dry, just perfectly balanced.
BONUS! Not only are JAK FACE wipes the queen of all makeup removing wipes (the oils will naturally dissolve anything including waterproof and colourstay) but they also double as a primer for seamless makeup application.
My Goal Squad – Weekly Goal Planning Sheet + sticker
My Goal Squad’s weekly goal planner is a template you can use every week. Once you look at your big yearly goals, write down what you need to do that week to work towards them. Schedule your goal actions into your week first then let life fill the rest up!
In addition, My Goal Squad have included a bathroom mirror goal sticker in each of our Winter boxes – this is for you to keep your weekly goals top of mind EVERY WEEK! The more we see our goals the more action we take (and the quicker we reach our kick *** yearly goals!).
Transitioning to a plastic-free lifestyle isn’t intuitive - after all, we live in a culture that thrives from using plastic for just about anything (bananas wrapped in plastic?!). But with a shift in mindset, the right resources, and some handy tools, you’ll be good to go!
"When I found out about Retreat Yourself, it instantly sparked excitement within me. I am an absolute advocate of self-care and, I believe, this is one of the foundational driving forces behind why Retreat Yourself started originally."
In this blog Chelsea Morgan, a qualified and registered counsellor with Headquarters Counselling Services, discusses the importance of self-care and how we can introduce it into our lives.