Daily Wellness is an exciting new skincare brand at Father Rabbit that provides powerhouse bio-active botanical formulas that produce real results. Alongside the launch, we thought it would be great to have a chat with Daily Wellness founder Sophia Mantell about what self care means to her and her motivation behind bringing this wonderful brand to life.
WHEN AND HOW DID YOUR PASSION FOR WELLNESS BEGIN?
Five years ago I decided to stop drinking alcohol and to focus on my wellness within my body and mind - it was a huge catalyst for incredible learnings in many ways. At every turn, as I answered one question about wellness, another would arise from the stone I had turned. I really focused on every way that I was able to give back to myself by caring for all the aspects of my wellness, internal and external.
Eating well, using positive thinking, being solutions focused, caring for your skin, your body, its all care. It is to me the difference between living well and just surviving.
Wellness in all forms is now the primary way I interact with the world, the way situations do or do not serve me, the way that I engage with others in my daily life and the products I use or consume. I believe the most important thing to remember is to work toward progress, not perfection. We are all fallible but consistency will always deliver results.
CAN YOU TELL US WHAT SELF CARE MEANS TO YOU?
Self care for me begins in the heart, knowing your needs, understanding the parts of yourself that need healing. Then moving to your mind, how you react to life, ways you can encourage a positive self talk, ways to bring joy into the monotonous parts of life. Of course self care also includes the exterior, to me the key parts of that are to nourish, to always give to your skin and body more than you demand from it.
Caring for your self to me means being able to step into the world each day with a feeling of stability within yourself.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO PRACTICE SELF CARE?
Self care is to me a really about boundaries. I prioritise my needs where I can and ensure that they are met. I trust my gut feelings, I say no to things often and I take pleasure in that. Self care for me is controlling my environment both externally and internally, it's crafting the life that I enjoy leading and living.
Of course it is also things you love that are just for you, it can be a beautiful spa treatment but it can also be watching Fight Club and eating ice cream (Duck Island!) in sweatpants - both of which I thoroughly enjoy. Self care is about tuning into your needs and being comfortable ensuring that you are meeting them, guilt free.
WHAT DO YOU FIND MOST SPECIAL ABOUT THE DAILY WELLNESS PRODUCTS?
The ingredients. Every ingredient is the best quality available and at the highest, most effective potency. Each of our products are made to nourish and care for your skin, never to strip.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SECRET TIPS ON TRICKS ON HOW WE CAN BEST USE THE DAILY WELLNESS PRODUCTS?
I love to use our Nourish Greens mask just before a shower and rinsing once I get in, it means mentally I can work it into my routine every couple of days not just a “once a week” specialty.
I also really love to warm our Regenerating Power Serum up in my palms before gently massaging into my face in the evenings, you can employ a Gua Sha or hand to massage in upward strokes to promote lymphatic drainage and reduce puffiness.
CAN YOU SHARE WITH US ANY EXCITING THINGS WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE FUTURE FROM DAILY WELLNESS?
We have been working on an incredible day cream I can’t wait to release, using the firming and lifting properties of native New Zealand Red seaweed and Mamaku- Black fern meristem cells it has clinically proven results that reduce fine lines and plump skin in 15 minutes giving potent tangible results - a must with any of our Daily Wellness products.