We never miss the chance to enjoy time in nature whether it be a sleep, stroll, swim or picnic. With this in mind and on our to-do-list we have put together our guide to creating the ultimate sustainable picnic, including our favourite places to go and must-have products to pack in a Mmaa Basket – your ideal sustainable companion for an afternoon in the park!
Sustainable Picnic Spots & Supplies
One of London’s biggest outdoor spaces and a hub of activity during the summer months, enjoy a day exploring its many canal paths or take a trip out on the pond to enjoy your picnic on the water surrounded by the local wildlife. Make sure you pack a high protection natural sunscreen to protect you from rays bouncing off the water. One of our favourites is Pai Hello Sunshine Organic SPF30. This like all our sunscreens is made using minerals instead of synthetic SPF, which we don’t sell at CONTENT.
With so many acres to explore, the Heath is one of our favourite places to get lost amongst nature. Settle under a shady oak tree or cool off in one of its famed pools. We always make sure we bring a pack of the Simply Gentle Wipes to clean up muddy feet and hands. Certified organic by the Soil Association, they are also made from 100% cotton making them biodegradable.
Positioned opposite the Royal residence, find a romantic spot for two and spend your days people watching surrounded by its loyal population of swans. Whip up a batch of vegan ice cream as a pond side snack and keep it cold in the BPA free, stainless steel Swell Traveller.
If you haven’t been to Kew yet, add it to your bucket list immediately. One of the world’s most famed gardens, it’s home to one of the largest species of local and tropical flora and fauna including giant lily pads and ancient trees. Often host to exclusive exhibitions, there is always something going on in the gardens. With so many tropical plants it’s best to pack some bug spray. The Incognito Mosquito Repellent keeps bugs at bay but also leaves you smelling great.
Chelsea Physic Garden
A hidden sanctuary amongst the hustle and bustle of London, the Chelsea Physic Garden was established in 1673 as London’s first apothecary garden where students could go to learn about the properties of medicinal plants. Over the years it has been host to some of the world’s rarest plants and recently grew its first ever cocoa bean. If you are lucky enough to live or work nearby, it’s the perfect place to go on a lunch break or when you just need some time out amongst nature. Try meditating in a shady spot and spritz a few sprays of the Aum Apothecary Mediate Mist.
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