At the end of this week, I will be heading to Glastonbury Festival for the first time ever! Excited does not even begin to describe how my boyfriend feels about this; we’ve spoken about nothing but tents, line ups, and portable chairs for the past few months. I, on the other hand have been feeling a little, okay a lot, apprehensive mainly due to the showering/ toilets/ general personal hygiene issues a festival presents, but also about how I will find food that fits in with my veggie/ vegan lifestyle.
Recently I was trawling through online vegan forums where I stumbled upon a plethora of comments saying that Glastonbury is THE best place for veggies/ vegans. Some people were even saying that Glastonbury was the one time of the year that they ate veggie, simply because the food is so good. After finding this out, I’m definitely giving my boyfriend a run for his money in the too excited to function department, and can’t wait to head to The Green Fields (where all the veggie/ vegan action happens). I’m so excited to share all of my Glasto-food instagram pics with you all and will be writing a full blog post about all my vegan eats when I’m back. For those mornings where we don’t have the energy to roll out of our tent for breakfast, I have packed some Fruitina snack bars; they’re the perfect festival snack: light-weight, healthy and filling!
To mitigate my no-shower panic, I decided to go on a mini-toiletry shopping spree. I am passionate about using cruelty free beauty products, so shopping for tiny toiletries is as exciting to me, as shopping for collapsable chairs that fold into the size of a shoe (yes, we have those!) is to my boyfriend! So for all you compassionate festival go-ers, here is my:
Festival Shopping List
1. Moisturising Hand Sanitiser (Festival must have!)
Crabtree and Evelyn at Marks and Spencer
2. Wet-Wipes (as an alternative to showering, aaaaa!)
Dr. Organic at Holland and Barrett
3. Dry Shampoo (I’ve been told by seasoned festival goers that realistically, I won’t be washing my hair :o)
Superdrug own brand
4. Mini bottles of my favourite shampoo and conditioner (just in case I can’t go 4 days without hair washing)
Tara Smith at Marks & Spencer
5. Mini bottle of body wash (for that shower that may or may not happen)
Original Source at Superdrug
6. One large bottle of sun screen (this is the one thing that my mum insisted I didn’t downsize)
Ultrasun at Marks and Spencers
Glastonbury – here we come!!