Our Top Tips for Self-Isolation Hibernation
We’re all spending much more time at home sweet home right now. Here are 11 vegan, cruelty-free ways to make the most of self-isolation by finding joy in snuggling up indoors
Slip Into a Satin Pyjama Set
These gorgeous pyjamas will ensure you stay chic, comfortable, and compassionate while you’re in “do not disturb” mode. The set is made of bamboo silk, which means no silkworms were harmed in the making of it.
Make a Delicious Vegan Hot Chocolate
TheVeganKind Supermarket is offering a limited-edition hot chocolate box, so you can create a perfect cup of satisfying chocolatey goodness topped with marshmallows and dairy-free whipped cream – all 100% vegan.
Nourish Your Skin With a Face Mask
If your skin needs a little TLC, this sheet mask from Yes To – a brand that’s against – animal testing – will help keep it hydrated, radiant, and nourished, thanks to natural ingredients such as grapefruit, vitamin C, and aloe vera.
Cook a Comforting Vegan Dinner
Right now, some of the best things to do are snuggling with our animal companions and enjoying hearty meals. We’ve got you covered with the most delicious, warming, comforting recipe for the Ultimate Shepherd’s Pie. Packed with lentils and vegetables and topped with fluffy mashed potato, it’s sure to hit the spot.
Get Cosy Under a Wool-Free Blanket
This gorgeous blanket, also available in a variety of other colours, is made from approximately 50 recycled plastic bottles, making it an ethical and environmentally friendly alternative to wool. It’s the perfect home accessory to get you all the way through self-isolation without contributing to the abuse of sheep and other animals in the cruel wool industry.
Watch a Vegan Documentary
Once you’re in your PJs and huddled up in a warm blanket with snacks at the ready, switch on a documentary like The Game Changers. This positive film will boost your mood and provide inspiration to help you reach your health and fitness goals no matter where you’re exercising.
Write in a Vegan Leather Journal
Being stuck indoors presents the ideal opportunity to set some intentions for the future so that you have a clear vision of your goals and dreams. The cover of this journal is made of vegan leather – a compassionate alternative to peeled-off animal skin – and the minimalist design of its pages will help you lay out your thoughts in a way that works for you.
Get Yourself a Pair of Faux-Suede Slippers
Lounge around in style wearing these mule slippers, which feature soft faux-fur trim for that extra touch of glam. Available from George at ASDA, they’re made of faux suede, an animal-friendly alternative to suede from calves, pigs, lambs, and other animals. And at just £7, they’re a winter bargain you won’t want to miss.
Light a Beautiful Soya-Wax Candle
Let the divine scent of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and black pepper diffuse through your hibernation den, leaving you feeling calm and relaxed. This soya-based candle is eco- and animal-friendly, unlike beeswax candles, for which many bees die or are killed.
Grab a Vegan Bubble Bar and Have a Magical Soak
Grab a Lush bubble bar, drop it into the bath under running water, and feel yourself transcend into an enchanting world where dreams come true and unicorns are real. If you love lavender and are looking for a magical experience that’ll set you up for the perfect relaxing sleep, this one’s for you.
Wear a Non-Silk Eye Mask
Getting a good night’s sleep is the best way to prepare for the day ahead. These 100% vegan, sustainable, handmade eye masks will help you slumber through until sunrise. You get a choice of fabrics – opt for organic cotton jersey or, if your skin is on the sensitive side, bamboo silk.
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- Check out the “Recipes” section of our website for inspiration on getting creative in the kitchen while hanging out at home: