Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Ahhhh, that is the wonderful essence of autumn. Autumn is a season that inspires cozy feelings and a deep warming sensation for the soul. It’s big sweater weather where days are sunny and crisp and nights are just chilly enough for your favourite long layer outfits to emerge. If you can’t tell yet, Autumn is one of our favourite seasons and we are going to gush all about why!
The Sights, Sounds, and Smells of Autumn
Autumn is a sensory experience like no other! Crimson, orange, and gold burst like fire across landscapes giving everything an air of change and transformations that is as refreshing as it is beautiful to look at. As those warm earth tones take hold, it also brings the wonderful scents of autumn that seem to be automatically relaxing. It’s weather that makes you sigh with contentment. As the trees dance in the wind with their wild flame-like colours, the rattle of the dried leaves is a soothing sound, and the crunch underfoot after they’ve fallen is simply satisfying.
Autumn-Inspired Wardrobe is Just Amazing
As we mentioned before, finally being able to break out the autumn-inspired wardrobe and slip into our favourite oversized sweater is an incredible feeling. It’s the season of comfy! We can wear our favourite colours of the spectrum from the rust and burnt colour hues to the maroons and mellow-yellows, and everything in between. Autumn attire feels homely and snug, like a giant hug from your clothes that inspires the feeling of wanting to slow down and get comfortable.
Scented Candles Are an Everyday Delight
Who here loves an apple cinnamon scent? Maybe pumpkin pie? Or maybe vanilla and fig? There’s nothing more soothing than sitting in a room with your favourite scented candle sipping a hot tea or cocoa completely feeling at ease. This overall sense of calm and satisfaction is a hard feeling to pin down, but we think the Dutch word “hygge” sums it up best – the mood of coziness and contentment that inspires a feeling of wellness. Whatever you want to call it, we countdown for the autumn candle-lit evenings every year.
Autumn Is Perfect to Embrace You Time
As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, slipping into a hot bath on a cold evening is heavenly. As summer to autumn transitions, it’s a time to let the rest of the year and any stresses drift away and pamper yourself with an abundance of bubble baths. Grab those bath bombs you’ve been letting collect dust, pour a glass of wine, light a scented candle (see above for recommendations 🙃) and relax for as long as you’d like. And repeat as often as you’d like, you deserve it!
Wine and Cheese Fit Right in With Autumn
Is it just us or is there something therapeutic about making a cheese board and then enjoying it with a glass of wine? Okay, maybe it’s just us. But either way, an assortment of tasty cheese and delicious wine, in our minds, are the flavours of Autumn. They pair well with the overall relaxed vibe of the season with our cozy clothes and hygge-inspiring candlelit rooms and are the perfect pairing for bringing people together at gatherings.
Autumn is Out with the Old, In With The New (Even with You)
The season of autumn has an inspiring shift in life where everything around you in nature is getting rid of the old to make way for the new, and this can apply to your life as well. This cozy season can also spark new creativity or activity in you, make way for a shift in daily routines or habits, or help you hone in your focus on what matters. Autumn is Mother Nature’s way of decluttering, and a great time to see what we might be able to let go of to make room for exciting changes.
The Season to Adopt A Better Skincare Routine
As you’ve read about our affinity to autumn, the overall theme of relaxation and revitalisation have probably shone through, and that’s because we feel Autumn is the perfect time to adopt new skincare habits to nourish, rejuvenate, and revitalise your skin. Our top pick for a skincare product that embodies the autumn spirit is our Restorative Skin Oil which is scientifically formulated with the best ingredients from nature for anti-aging.
The combination of rosehip oil’s antioxidant-rich collagen-boosting abilities and East Cape mānuka oil’s anti-bacterial superpowers can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, strengthen the skin barrier for the coming winter, improve collagen production to increase youthfulness of your skin, and repair sun damage. The added skin-soothing traits of lavender in this holistic anti-aging skin oil will help you ease into this relaxing season knowing your skin will look phenomenal no matter your age with just a couple of drops a day.