Have you heard of forest bathing? If your initial mental image is of rolling around in the dirt, don’t worry — the reality is much more enjoyable.
Forest bathing, also known as shinrin-yoku, is a nature-based mindfulness practice that originated in Japan. These days, it’s becoming more mainstream in countries around the world. And it’s easy to see why: forest bathing can have amazing benefits for the mind and body.
You’re planning for your long-awaited wilderness getaway and you have the basics covered. Hiking boots? Check. Reusable water bottle? Check. Tasty snacks? Double check.
One thing you might not have on your packing list is earth-conscious personal care products like shampoo, soap, and sunscreen. But these small items can have a big impact on the planet.
If you’re anything like us, you think about the natural world a lot – it doesn’t take much to summon images of trash-strewn beaches and bare forests to your mind, and you always do your best to avoid harming the planet.
But as much as we work to preserve nature, most of us forget to enjoy it. Whether it’s the tree in your backyard shifting color with the seasons, a trip to the beach, or a stroll in a nearby park – when was the last time you took a moment to just breathe it in, notice it, enjoy it?
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