How to Stay Warm this Winter and Save On Energy
As it cools outside, the cost of staying comfortable inside starts to heat up. Instead of automatically turning our thermostats way up, we can rely on many other ways to find the warmth we’re after and still save energy. Melting away a little of our heating bill while keeping the world a little cooler from using less energy just makes good sense. Consider warming up to the following healthy suggestions and tools, adding your own to the list, and sharing what you choose to adopt in order to inspire others!
Nest Thermostat E
It makes smart sense to use a thermostat with remote access so you can adjust settings or monitor from anywhere, including when you’re returning home from a vacation or after school pickup. After all, why does your house have to be so warm during the day if no one’s home? Learn more on nest.com.
Hot Cacao Elixir
Hot chocolate is a staple for many families on the ski hills or at the ice rink, but skip the junk being served onsite, and bring your own sugar-free, superherb hot cacao in a reusable tumbler. Just add a pouch of this elixir blend to hot water or a warmed cup of coconut milk (or your favourite plant-based milk) and enjoy the instant heat and treat! Find more on addictivewellness.com.
Capresso Glass Kettle
This electric glass kettle with a stainless heating element is a highly efficient energy saver, is much more beautiful, and is safer to use every day than kettles that are made or lined with plastic. Find more on capresso.com.
Traditionally known as Golden Milk, this warm Ayurvedic-inspired drink blend is naturally sweet and delicately spiced. Not only is it healthy and blood-sugar balancing, it will warm you to the core. Find it on sugavida.co.uk.
Warm up from the inside out with organic and vegan instant vegetable broths prepared with wellness herbs. It’s the perfect nourishing drink for both kids and adults during cold and flu season and can be enjoyed on its own, added to bone broth, or served as a warm beverage with breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Individual sachets for easy travel! Find them on beyondbroth.com.
The Tea Spot
Urban Tea Tumbler
This glass tumbler is perfect for steeping and sipping loose leaf tea on the go. Made of borosilicate glass, brushed stainless steel, and accented with cork, this 16oz tumbler has a clean design and is free from lead, cadmium, and BPA (bonus feature: there are lids at both ends for easy handwashing). Find it on theteaspot.com.
Fire up your insides with this herbal Honey Free Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic full of raw, organic, health-promoting ingredients like garlic, ginger, onions, horseradish, spicy peppers, turmeric, black pepper, and citrus fruit in a base of raw organic apple cider vinegar! Try drinking a half to one tablespoon every day to keep healthy, energized, and, of course, warm. Find it on firecider.com.
Add a little heat to your meals with this thick, rich, zesty, gluten-free sauce that’s handmade with organic peppers. Find it on azgunslinger.com.
Merben Dry Brush
The age-old tradition of dry brushing your skin is known to help stimulate circulation, remove dead skin cells, and help your body eliminate toxins. Healthy circulation keeps everything flowing and leads to body temperature regulation. Find it on merben.com.
organic cotton blanket
Take the chill off and snuggle into this organic cotton blanket made in the USA. Purchasing organic, well-made products matters for so many reasons, so keep yourself warm while you warm your heart knowing you are doing better and supporting a better world. Find more on nestbedding.com.