As we wrap up 2021, let’s take a minute for some self-reflection and self-care.
Self-care is so important, especially during times of stress and change and busy schedules.
Around this time of year, we become easily overwhelmed and very underserved that we often forget to check in on those around us, including ourselves.
That is why, at the Ubuntu Community Collective, we have intentionally prepared this giveaway for two lucky winners. This giveaway is more than getting caught up in consumerism, it’s about extending gratitude to one another and most importantly to self. It’s important to pour back into self and what better way to start than with the new year.
As we gathered together as a collective, we carefully and consciously hand-picked and packed sensual self-care items that we could see ourselves, and many others who look like us, benefit from all of the amazing items. Self-care is not linear and can look very different for everyone, but with all the goodness that this package offers- it really is perfect for anyone.
The New Year Self-Care Package includes:
1/2 kg epsom salt in a hand-sewn African fabric bag
epsom salt is magnesium sulphate that dissolves in water and absorbs into your skin. Magnesium and sulphate ions help to soothe tired muscles, relieve aches and pains, and reduce swelling. These minerals are believed to draw out toxins from the body and restore balance. Add 2 cups to your warm bath for best results.
Pumice stone from the volcanic areas of the East African Rift in southern Tanzania.
keep in a dry place with lots of air circulation to prevent any bacteria build-up. -great to soften the skin in the shower or bath -use as a dry circulation brush before a shower, brushing towards the heart bonus: a great dry brush to remove pills and lint from your knitted clothing!
a bar of dark chocolate
delivers a range of antioxidants that essentially help keep you grounded. Stimulants theobromine and caffeine activate your brain while anandamine in dark chocolate can help to elevate your mood. It's full of nutrients like fibre and essential minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper, and iron.
2 Beeswax candles (tealights)
burning pure beeswax candles releases negative ions into the air. These act as an air purifier by neutralizing air pollutants. It's similar to how the air smells fresh after a thunderstorm because lightning also delivers negative ions to neutralize damaging free radicals in the air. Beeswax candles give off a warm glow and smell like honey.
100g of red rose petals in a pouch
red rose petals have a variety of health and beauty benefits. Can be taken internally as a tea and used topically on your skin. The relaxing aroma of infused rose petals makes it the perfect spa companion. It also contains vitamins and antioxidants that help to soothe and repair skin.
gelatinized (pre-cooked) maca root powder.
is an adaptogenic herb and superfood packed with essential nutrients. the antioxidants in maca root neutralize cancerous free-radicals in the body. It is also rich in Vitamin C and B6, copper, iron, potassium, and manganese. Originating from Peru, this resilient root vegetable is believed to help boost mood, stamina (libido) and memory: a great combination for menopausal women. The raw version is proven to be inactivate so be sure to buy and ingest gelatinized or pre-cooked maca root. Add it to your smoothies or cereal for a nutrient packed energy boost.
Reishi mushroom powder
is an adaptogenic mushroom also known as the Queen of Mushrooms. It may boost the immune system, and help to regulate sleep cycles. As an adaptogen, it may help the body adapt to stress and bring balance to your system. Add it to your smoothies or evening hot cocoa to relax and replenish.
Ubuntu's handcrafted Rich Kawfi:
A blend of prebiotic roasted chicory, dandelion root and chaga mushroom. We call this our coffee substitute because both dandelion root and chicory root look and taste like coffee. This combination of roots and mushrooms is packed with nutrients like antioxidants including melanin, adaptogens, and inflammation eliminating prebiotics, making it an excellent restorative medicine. Chicory root contains inulin, a prebiotic fibre that promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria which is fantastic for your digestion, blood sugar regulation and brain function. Dandelion root also has inulin. It is also a well-known blood cleanser with antioxidants that reduce inflammation. It is known to detox the liver, and its diuretic properties help to flush the kidneys. Adaptogenic chaga mushrooms are packed with powerful antioxidants that support immune, digestive, cardiovascular endocrine and nervous function. It also contains melanin, a powerful antioxidant that protects us from harmful UV rays.
250g of raw unscented shea butter from Mama's Life Products
Ubuntu's handcrafted Immune Boost ACV tincture
A blend of dried elderberry, mullein, thyme, echinacea and astragalus roots in an Apple Cider Vinegar base. All immune boosting and respiratory supporting herbs
Ubuntu's handcrafted Gardener's Hand Salve
a blend of African beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil to nourish rough, dry skin. orange-bergamot or eucalyptus scented.
Illustration of a womb to create art and affirmations
get to know your womb and visualize the beauty and power it holds
Tip: Be sure to keep an eye out for our handcrafted products when
we launch our online store in February 2022!
WHAT ARE ADAPTOGENS?
Adaptogens are herbs that may help your body to adapt to stress. They help you to cope with a range of stressors on your body and they may help you to recover from the adverse effects of stress by helping your body to regulate your nervous system.
What’s a sensual self-care day without the beautiful scents of essential oils to accompany you. That’s why we made sure the kit includes:
a very fragrant and sensual flower that opens the sacral and heart chakras.
a gentle flower that stimulates and balances all the chakras, with an emphasis on the third eye chakra, while calming and encouraging relaxation and sleep.
a resinous oil that works on the throat chakra. It has a wide range of healing properties including decongestant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and the list goes on.
Tip: Combining a few drops of essential oils to your favourite body butter can change it
from a simple body butter, to a healing body butter.
However you choose to hold space this holiday season, start the new year with clear, stress free intentions - this New Year Self-Care Package has everything you need and much more.
For more details and instructions on how to enter into the giveaway, be sure to check out our Instagram post here.
Ubuntu Community Collective