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14/05/21
Wellness

EVERYONE FREEZE! Why you need to start taking cold showers now

14/05/21

At 8Shades, we believe that sustainability and wellness are a match made in heaven. That’s why we are hyped up about cold showers, which are not only remarkably eco-friendly, but a gateway to some serious wellness benefits.  Cold showers aren’t just a new age woo-woo brought to you by homeopathic hippies. There’s widespread consensus among […]

28/04/21
Living

Have you got Eco Fatigue? Maybe it’s time to take a chill pill

28/04/21

Have you ever looked at the plastic cutlery that came uninvited with your takeaway and felt a sense of guilt? Concerned that one day these plastics may make their way into the ocean and assault an innocent sea turtle after leaving your hands?  Have you ever placed your finger on a light switch as you […]

23/04/21
Living

Take a walk on the wild side

23/04/21

Originated in Japan, forest bathing is an outdoor activity where people embark on a slow, aimless, and therapeutic walk in the forest. As sleazy as it may sound, studies have shown forest bathing can be very beneficial to our health and mental wellbeing. British doctors are even considering prescribing it to their patients!  The Healing […]

21/04/21
Beauty

Gua Sha, better than botox?

21/04/21

Over the last few years, gua sha has exploded in popularity. Much of the current “clout” surrounding gua sha has been driven by Hollywood Celebrities – from Jessica Alba to Margot Robbie to Justin Bieber – who now swear by gua sha. As one commentator has observed, gua sha has become one of the few […]

Sustainability

3 Reasons to try “Meatless Monday”

19/04/21

If you are interested in cutting back but aren’t quite sure where to start, why not try “Meatless Monday”? Simply put, Meatless Monday involves skipping meat for just one day a week in favour of a plant-based day. Why Monday? Because it helps you start off the week on a strong note and your willpower […]

16/04/21
Living

Bottled water is out, water filters are in

16/04/21

One of the greatest offenders of single-use plastic in this world is our old friend, or rather, foe; bottled water.  Bottled water was first sold using glass containers way back in the day, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that the use of plastic became prolific and thus entangled an entire generation into an addiction […]

14/04/21
Wellness

The 6 dimensions of wellness

14/04/21

The notion of sustainability, eco-living and the environment appears to be inextricably linked to the concept of wellness, and we couldn’t help but wonder; what exactly is wellness anyway? It would be easy to assume wellness as an idea was some fever dream conjured up in a Californian desert in the last decade, but it […]

Sustainability

Going vegan might not save the world

10/04/21

People dabble with veganism for various reasons. Some for the health benefits, some for the love of animals, and some for the environment. While we support diversified diets and less meat consumption on the whole, if you are becoming a vegan solely because you’ve been told veganism is THE antidote to global warming and climate […]

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