6 Health and Wellness tips for Veganuary this January (and beyond)

As the uncertainty rolls into the New Year, now could be a good time to look at ways we can bring some lift to our mood and wellbeing in some small shifts. This can be done not just in our kitchen but in our Veganuary products and Veganuary essentials we use throughout the home. 

Candles are a great way to create some good ‘hygge’ moods when at home, and with the additional support of beautiful fragrance through essential oils all with plant-based oils. We are big fans of Homework - small batch made in London, their formulations are inspired by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and the healing power of nature. These have become a firm Veganuary product favourite, and for a limited time you can purchase in conjunction with one of our KANKAN refills so a win win when it comes to elevating your Veganuary essentials!

With the constant channel flicking and the world gone whacko, it can be troubling for our sleep patterns. We recently went on a trial of different new tonics and vitamins and found CBD tinctures supported a deeper, restful sleep and generally lifted the mood. Thrive is a great new brand on the block with organic CBD sourced from the hills of Switzerland. They have 3 different strengths for those new to CBD or those more versed and free next day shipping. 

Once you awake from that restful sleep you’ve had, it’s good to ensure you have all the energy you need to take on the day. There has been a great deal of press around the need for Vitamin D and the majority of us are deprived especially when we are spending much time at home. It’s also been shown that Vitamin D is key to defence against Covid. This has firmly become a Veganuary essential for us here at KANKAN. 

Along with Vit D and your morning coffee, we are loving the new range of adaptogens from Grown. What are adaptogens, I hear you ask! They are herbs & fungi that help the body to adapt to stress and support the biological functions of the body. We’re quite taken with the morning adaptogen currently, and the skin tonic is a salve for our stressed and tired skin.

Now we are home A LOT, we are forced to find ways to find special corners to spend some quiet time and this is when the bathroom comes into its own. I have a couple of different ways to extend the time spent in the tub, sometimes it’s the length of a podcast or perhaps a playlist designed specifically with this activity in mind. 

For a really good bubble bath our favourite vegan body soap of choice is our KANKAN baby wash (we maybe a bit bias) but it foams up a treat, with soothing essential oils of lavender and chamomile to bring the chill. With our winter skin often dry from the indoor heating, lathering the skin in oil is our thing to do after a big soak. The body gets a treat with the L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil which absorbs fast and leaves the skin soft.  and the face receives a generous rub of Dream Dream Dream Night Oil by Neighbourhood Botanicals one of our absolute favourite vegan products that has fast become a vegan essential.

And thank you to GQ for including KANKAN hand wash in their round up of best Vegan hand wash, when it comes to washing hands why not opt for a little luxury vegan hand wash? It tis Veganuary after all.  

Ah, feeling better already.