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.
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 top 10 holistic wellbeing products to help you on your way to better inner and outer health.
A natural adaptogen, ashwagandha is known for its ability to calm the nerves, ease anxiety and aid sleep – all of which are vital components of our holistic wellbeing.
It’s bitter-sweet taste is perfect for adding to homemade energy snacks, breakfast smoothies or even a cup of hot chocolate.
Loaded with antioxidants, hawthorn berries have been used for hundreds of years as a herbal remedy for many ailments, including to aid digestion and help to reduce high blood pressure.
Herbal tinctures extract the supportive properties of the plants, so you can simply add a few drops to a glass of water and enjoy all the health benefits provided by nature.
If you find it difficult to get going in the morning, our 100% organic Bright Start Tea blend is a great way to refresh your senses and wake up to the new day.
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 – the perfect botanical infusion to help you start the day right
Natural, topical remedies provide a gentle approach to support the body and encourage good holistic wellness.
With stimulating ginger, cayenne and rosemary, our Warming Salve eases and comforts when massaged into the skin – helping to soften your skin and clear your head.
Supporting your body’s antioxidant levels can help to protect it against the damaging effects of the environment, as well as emotional aggressors such as pollution and stress.
Packed with vitamins C and D, and minerals zinc and selenium, these antioxidant boosting capsules are the ideal daily addition to your holistic health and general wellbeing routine, to support your beauty from the inside out.
Combining intensely nourishing and cleansing oils with our best-selling Women’s Balance Aromatherapy Blend, this shower oil is clinically proven to help harmonise your body and mind.
It’s formulated to give a sense of balance to the body’s natural rhythms and cycles for women of all ages and life stages, and the balancing blend of botanicals work together to relax and calm your mind, while gently cleansing and nourishing your skin.
If you struggle with digestion, try complementing your 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.
A good night’s sleep is a really important part of your holistic wellbeing routine. We can’t function without it, so anything we can do to help us fall asleep and wake up refreshed is essential for both our physical and mental health.
With the tranquil blend of organic lavender, vetiver and mandarin essential oils, our Goodnight Pillow Mist improves you sleep, promoting a sense of calm for a peaceful 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 any time you need a little boost.
Looking after you holistic wellbeing involves everyone around you, too. When your household is running a little high on energy, you might need help creating a relaxing atmosphere so you can all clear your minds and enjoy a peaceful moment of calm once in a while.
Our specially designed Aromatherapy Blend is made from relaxing roman chamomile, restful mandarin and grounding bergamot. It 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.
Our experts are always sharing their latest tips, new information and opinions on holistic wellbeing. Find out more on our Blog.