Revive, recharge, rejuvenate… This is what I am hoping spring delivers. We are entering my favourite quarter of the year and I have high hopes for it. After the wettest February on record (and although it hasn’t been announced I’m pretty sure, March too!) I need some warmth. I want to get outside in nature rather than sheltering from the rain CONSTANTLY. Today my car burst a tyre on a busy motorway and whilst I was sitting in the rain waiting for the AA to arrive I thought to myself “I am THOROUGHLY fed up with this grey, oppressive weather.’ I think we are all ready to start emerging from our winter cocoons – so this month for my wellness must-haves I wanted to share the things that are going to take me from winter to spring, with the hope that when summer arrives I shall be ready to unveil the butterfly that I am!


Rich in antioxidants, abundant in vitamin D, good for gut health, brain health, excellent for hair and skin, a great source of B vitamins, the list goes on – there doesn’t seem to be much mushrooms can’t do…

For Skin: Pai Skincare Tri-Mushroom 10% Super-Soothing Booster

Pai Skincare’s Mushroom Skin Booster is a revolutionary addition to your skincare routine. Harnessing the potent properties of organic mushrooms, this booster is designed to nourish and revitalise your skin from within. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, it helps to promote a radiant complexion while also supporting skin health and resilience.

For Wellness: Catch Some Zen Raise and Replenish

This has become an evening ritual for me – Raise and Replenish’s delicious take on hot chocolate, Catch Some Zen is as healthy as it is delicious. Packed full of Magnesium, Lion’s Mane and Ashwagandha this is the perfect way to wind down after a busy day and get a good dose of mushrooms in.

For Body: Hifas Da Terra – Optimum

One of the world’s top researchers of mushrooms, Hifas Da Terra, has launched OPTIMUM, their new eco-luxury beauty and wellness supplement, which combines the power of organic medicinal mushrooms with nutritional ingredients of the Atlantic land and sea to support optimal health and radiance. From immunity to energy, great skin to great sleep – this is a truly “do-it-all” supplement that knows no bounds.

For Hair: Briogeo Colour Me Brilliant Shampoo and Conditioner

This award-winning shampoo and conditioner from the cult haircare brand Briogeo uses the power of mushrooms and bamboo to help keep hair colour vibrant.


“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” 

– Albert Einstein

Earth Yourself

Lakes by Yoo

The Lakes by YOO has joined forces with Halen Strength to offer a series of transformative breathwork and cold water retreats in the heart of the Cotswolds at their beautiful lake-filled location. Led by Halen’s inspiring all ex-military team, the full-day retreats offer guests a powerful journey of self-discovery while learning more about the healing powers of breathwork and cold water therapy. 

Ground at Bulgari

Bulgari Hotel London have just announced an exciting collaboration with GROUND – the award-winning wellness brand with a mission to develop intuitive massaging rituals and sustainable aromatherapy products that honour true self care. With over 25 years of experience in the spa industry, GROUND’s founder, Pigeon Crowley, set up the brand in lockdown to address the increasing anxiety, insomnia, hormone fluctuations, burnout and gut health with sumptuous and effective body products that will quite literally feel like you are giving yourself a little hug.

Sauna Medicine + Lake Swim at The Bothy by Wildsmith, Heckfield Place

Hand yourself over to the team at The Bothy and you will not regret it. Their Sauna Medicine is a culmination of their Director of Spa’s extensive, worldwide experience which will have you scrubbed with natural orange peel in an aromatherapeutic steam room followed by carefully and locally sourced tinctures and refreshments followed by a sweat-lodge cum Latvian sauna experience that involves being caressed by birch leaves and taken through a deeply moving meditation. You’ll then go for a quick swim in their natural lake and come out feeling like a new woman. Highly recommended!

words by Sadie Reid