The first rays of sunshine tickle my nose. The world awakens in a new blaze of colour. The scent of spring beguiles my senses. A warm wind blows through my hair. Easter bunnies smile mischievously at me everywhere I go shopping. It's spring. The long Easter weekend is approaching! My heart starts bouncing up and down with joy. And my feet say, "Let's go somewhere!"
Do you know that, too? As soon as it gets warmer, I have an irrepressible urge to go outside. And by out, I don't just mean the walk to the lake, but out of the familiar environment. For me, spring means new life and new experiences. Hiking, excursions, holidays, visiting family and friends - the main thing is on the go!
As a flat knitting hero, in particular, it doesn't hurt to make a packing list before the trip so that I have everything I need with me. After all, I don't want to go looking for care products during the Easter holiday. We have put together a few favorites so that you can optimally prepare for your next trip, visit or holiday. By the way, one or the other little thing is also suitable for the Easter nest of the older children. ;-)
... is known to do what he wants. Because you are usually not protected from the notorious April weather during Easter holidays , Duckhead's sustainable umbrellas should not be missing. For one, they bring a good mood - I mean, who doesn't like ducks? - on the other hand , nine plastic bottles are recycled per umbrella . Also, just like POWER Sprotte, Duckhead is a women-owned company . Last but not least, they just look damn good AND ensure that you, dear flat knit hero, stay dry. What if it's not a win-win situation?
Bring on the swag
You love the sprat swag, right? Correct. Of course you can't take everything with you on vacation, the suitcase is full for something. What we think shouldn't be missing on an Easter holiday are the Peace Beanies in mustard yellow and pink - they literally scream spring and will keep you warm on the colder spring days. On days like this, the “No pressure, no diamonds” loop scarf is your best friend. And because it's so thin, if it suddenly gets warm again, you can just toss it in your purse. Of course, the flat knit heroine shirt should not be missing when you are out and about. Why? Because you can just remind yourself over and over again that you are a flat knitting hero . Very easily. And now imagine this situation: It's really cold in the morning, you go on a hiking tour wrapped up warm, it gets really warm on the way and, like Clark Kent, you rip open your jacket. Underneath, your flat-knit heroine shirt comes to light. Transformation successful!
If you always want to slip into your shoes in a very elegant way when traveling (and also in everyday life, by the way), then I can only recommend the Lymph Laces to you. With this you can get into Doc Martens without any problems. By the way, they are particularly suitable if you are going to rehab . The elastic shoelaces bridge the spectrum from "with normal socks in the shoe" to "fully bandaged in the shoe". Brilliant, right? Because we are so convinced of them, these game changers are now also available in all imaginable colors in the shop: from gold and silver to all the colors of spring , don't worry, there's black and white too.
Wash compression daily – but how?
You may have asked yourself this question many times over the past few months and weeks. At home, this can usually be done quite easily in the sink, or you do a load of laundry at the end of the day anyway. What can also be solved very easily in the hotel becomes more difficult at the latest on a camping holiday or medieval festival . That's what the foldable bucket is for in the POWER Sprotte Shop! You can take it with you everywhere and easily wash your compression (and other items, such as period underwear) in it. After use, simply hang up and let dry. But the collapsible bucket can do much more. Optionally, it can also be spontaneously converted into a carrying bag or, which I personally think is brilliant, it can be turned into a mini pool on particularly hot days.
Shine is my favorite color - and yours?
Actually, you don't need a coffee-to-go mug on vacation. At least not on an all-inclusive beach holiday, where you can help yourself at the coffee bar all day. But for all those who go on city or camping trips and want to be economical on the go , the "Shine is my favorite colour" coffee-to-go mug is an ingenious invention. With it you are sustainable and stylish on the go and can often save a few cents . And who knows, maybe you're out and about in another city at Easter and suddenly someone from the community approaches you ?
Skin care minis - small but powerful!
You are now a self-management professional and apply lotion to yourself in the morning and in the evening . The POWER Sprotte Shop has extra small trial and travel sizes so that you can continue your skincare routine on the go. If you've ever tried packing for a weekend getaway and packed EVERYTHING regular-sized, then you know what the try-sizes were invented for. Such a small suitcase is full faster than you think when you have packed your compression garment(s), hair and shower care and all kinds of creams. I praise the small sizes, which you can also take with you in your handbag if necessary. Particularly noteworthy are Callusan Extra (for very dry skin) and Callusan Forte (for calluses and cracks) , as well as the wonderful Care Dermal against chafing (e.g. after long hikes).
A special tip in the whole jungle of care products is the medi Day Gel , which not only cares when applied, but also has a pleasant cooling effect. The perfect start to the day! In the evening, the skin can then be pampered with the medi Night Gel . Especially for city trips and hikes , where you cover a few kilometers a day, the Leg & Calf Relax Spray from Apeiron is an absolute blessing. With valuable extracts from horse chestnut, red vine leaves and arnica, it relieves and invigorates tired, tense, swollen and stressed legs . Simply spray onto legs at the end of a long day and massage in. So you have integrated a bit of wellness into your day.
And while we're on the topic of wellness and massage - then the pineapple Cellu-Cup should also be mentioned at this point! With this pineapple set, pure joie de vivre comes up! Because the Cellu-Cup not only looks cute, but together with the shower oil, it ensures that the tissue is massaged by means of an even vacuum. Stimulate the blood circulation with the pineapple you trust, get your tissue going and get the lymph going again! (And pssssst... maybe this set is the perfect Easter treat for everyone who hasn't gone on holiday yet and you want to give them a little treat. ;-)
mindfulness on vacation
And while we're on the subject of wellness, why not integrate a little mindfulness into your vacation day? Especially when travelling, there is often an opportunity for self-reflection when the numerous everyday tasks are left at home . A great way to finally take time for yourself. The undated Attention Planner from A Good Plan is perfect for this. You can start at any time - and not just in January. It also contains a longer introductory part with additional exercises such as the "Wheel of Life" or a chapter on "Values" . If you've been thinking for a while that you want to be more mindful of your needs and you lack focus in everyday life, then simply take the mindfulness planner with you on vacation. And if you read just a few pages, that's a start too. It's not about getting off to a "perfect" start with the planner. Just starting is enough. As the saying goes? One day or day one. You decide.
Also: go swimming in the morning
A real miracle weapon are morning laps through the swimming pool . Not only do they cool your body, but the movement in the water almost acts like a lymphatic drainage and refreshes you for the rest of the day. The water pressure affects your body even more than the compression stockings and you can take advantage of that. But remember that the effect only lasts about 3-4 hours if you don't put the compression stockings back on afterwards.
This is also an important tip for your vacation. If you feel like wearing compression during this time, get in the water and swim vigorously, kick your feet, and flex at least every few hours!
No matter what spring brings for you - we look forward to making your adventures a little easier and more beautiful with products from the POWER Sprotte Shop.
Feel free to tag @powersprotte on Instagram on your travels. We're excited to see where the sprat fleet goes.