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5 Tips to Create A Cozy Winter Bedtime Retreat

Brrr! February might only be 28 days long, but it sure feels longer than that to me. Don’t get me wrong. I know that our West Coast winters are mild compared to everywhere else in Canada, but when my feet feel like ice cubes all winter long (sincere apologies to my long-suffering hubby) and I just can’t get warm, I long for a cozy retreat from the winter’s chill.

I have my favourite sweater wrap for around the house and a minky blanket for the couch, but I think bedtime especially deserves to be a warm and luxurious refuge from the cold. If you’re like me and looking for a few ways to warm up your bedtime routine to thwart the cold, blustery weather outside, here are a few ideas.

Hot Bath

On chilly winter nights, I love to warm up before bed with a hot bath and a good book. Add some lavender vanilla bath salts or a bath bomb (I love LUSH vanilla and ylang ylang Butterball bombs) for even more bath time bliss.

Plush Bath Towel & Robe

After your bath, bundle up in an extra soft, extra absorbent bath towel and plush bath robe. Cariloha towels and robes are made from a bamboo viscose blend which is naturally moisture-wicking and odour-resistant, meaning they’ll stay cleaner and fresher between washes.

Bamboo is the largest member of the grass family. Bamboo can grow up to a foot a day, thrives without pesticides, and requires significantly less water than cotton, all of which make it one of the most renewable and sustainable resources on the planet. Unfortunately, the processing required to turn bamboo into fabric isn’t always the same. As a green family, it’s important to me that Cariloha’s rayon from bamboo is manufactured in a closed-loop process that keeps pollutants out of the environment and makes the process as environmentally friendly as the bamboo itself.

Cozy Area Rug

Hard floors can get cold and drafty in winter. Add a soft rug to keep the chill off your floor and off your feet.

Soft Pajamas

Even if you don’t normally wear ’em, now’s the time of year to slip on a set of cozy pyjamas before bed. Flannel or luxuriously soft bamboo are great choices for winter sleepwear.

Temperature-Regulating Bedding

Even when it’s cold outside, temperature-regulating bamboo helps keep you warm and cozy inside. Our newest winter luxury is a set of Cariloha resort bamboo sheets. The silky sateen finish is softer than 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton, and the Tahitian Breeze colour reminds me of a tropical vacation. (Wouldn’t that be so nice right now?) You can also visit any Tempur-pedic store in Las Vegas and find a great memory foam mattress that is well worth the investment and will keep you comfortable year-round.

I added a big fluffy duvet to these ultra soft bamboo sheets to create a cozy nest I look forward to sinking into every night. It’s like sleeping in a cloud. A silky soft, fluffy cloud that keeps me warm all night long (even my ice cube feet!) without overheating.

Cariloha bamboo resort sheet sets include one flat sheet, one extra deep fitted sheet (fits mattresses up to 18″ deep), and two pillowcases. They come in eight colours and three sizes starting at $239 USD.

Win a Set of Resort Bamboo Sheets

Are you ready to create your cozy refuge? I’m giving away a set of Cariloha resort bamboo sheets to help one of you get started on your own luxurious winter bedroom!

One winner from the US or Canada will receive a set of resort bamboo sheets in your choice of size and colour. Enter using the giveaway widget below. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, 18+. All the winner’s entries will be verified.

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Disclosure: I received sample items to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.

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