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I don’t know about you but live can be pretty stressful at times.  Being on a merry-go-round can be frightening especially when you find it hard to slow down and get off.  I often drink too much coffee, I sit on my bum too long, stare at a computer screen too long and eat things that really are not doing my body any good at all.

Those are the days when I just want to pull that duvet over my head and forget about the world.  All of these things can lead to stress.  Stress is one of the major things that can impact upon our health and our quality of life.  It can impact on our relationships, it can come between family members and it can have you running round like a mad person.  I know because that was me!


Thankfully though, there are some easy and enjoyable products out there that can help you reduce your stress levels.  Combine any of these with regular exercise, drinking water and eating right and you have a number of hacks that will see a difference in your mood quickly.


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I hope you find these products helpful, let me know below what you also use to relieve stress.



Microbiome Formula Mood+


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There are times when we need a little help by way of supplements.  Garden of Life, America’s No.1 selling nutrition brand have launched Microbiome Formula Mood+ which is a unique product with 16 clinically studied live bacteria strains to support mood and includes organic ashwagandha and organic Alaskan blueberries. Taking these each day helps to support emotional health, well-being, and help manage chronic stress.




BRYT Boost Serum

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When we feel stressed our skin can suffer and when our skin suffers we can feel down.  This boost serum from BRYT is for tired and dehydrated skin.  It is 100% natural and packed with nature’s phytonutrients – this effective overnight serum has been reformulated with Hyaluronic acid to deeply nourish, restore and boost skin of all ages.  It is perfect if your skin needs a pick-me-up!


Nibbling Teething Necklace

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This is one not just for mums but your little one too!  Mums and children and get stressed during teething which is why I am sharing this wonderful Nibbling necklace.  Designed by an ex-fashion designer and mum of 3 Emily Sunderland Sutter.  The Nibbling necklace is made from untreated natural wood, which is both ethical and environmentally friendly.  Nibbling is the ultimate must-have range of teething accessories to provide that special bond between parent and child.  You can read more on their products here.


In My Heart Bedtime Meditation Book

children's meditation

Another stress relieving gift for mother and baby!  From ‘Hygge’ to parenting, the Danish way of doing things is often widely talked about and it would appear that bedtime is no different. The Children’s Meditations in My Heart by Gitte Winter Graugaard is a collection of meditations designed to help children drift off to sleep within minutes.  It is a beautiful book from start to finish.  It’s one of those books that not only feels good to the touch but is full of love!  A fantastic gift for mother and baby to help de-stress both!


Hempz Exotic Green Tea & Asian Pear Body Mask

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We all know about restoring and balancing our body and skin, well this product is fantastic.  Hempz is a Cruelty-Free, Vegan Friendly, and Paraben free beauty range from the US, that is new to the UK. It is a very natural and luxurious range.  The Exotic Green Tea & Asian Pear Exfoliating Mud & Body Mask is enriched with 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil, and the mask hydrates and nourishes your skin, with added anti-inflammatory properties to help stimulate and condition the skin.  A truly lovely product when you need to take some self-care.


Power Ginseng

power ginseng

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Power Ginseng herbal remedy from leading supplement manufacturer Power Health helps you to respond to stress and promote relaxation, Ginseng is a powerful plant that has been used for centuries in Chinese and Korean medicine to help fight fatigue, depression and anxiety with its energy boosting properties.  It may help to reduce the effects of stress by stimulating and relaxing the nervous system, and in turn increasing blood circulation in the brain.



Bach Rescue Remedy Dropper & Bach Rescue Night Dropper



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The Original RESCUE flower essences were discovered by Dr Bach in the 1930s to provide support in times of emotional demand. Today, people across the world take comfort that RESCUE is by their side when they need to unwind.  I have to admit to using these ones on a regular basis when things get too much.  The Bach Rescue Night Dropper Rescue Night is a unique combination of the flower essences Rock Rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum (Rescue™) with White Chestnut.  All available at Boots here.


Champneys Heavenly Days Relaxing Bubble Bath

Champneys Heavenly Days Relaxing Bubble Bath

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A well-earned pamper is a great way to unwind before bed. This deeply relaxing bath soak contains indulgent notes of lavender, geranium and calming chamomile, allowing you to create your own oasis of calm. Dim the lights, sink in and relax.  You can see what I mean by ordering yours here at Boots.


Boots Pharmaceuticals Sleepeaze Pillow Mist 

Boots Pharmaceuticals Sleepeaze Pillow Mist 

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Infused with soothing essential oils, this very fine mist creates a calming aroma and encourages relaxation at bedtime.  Stunning smell and very relaxing.  Just the thing you need after a stressful day.  You can get yours here.


Sanctuary Classic Fragranced Candle 

Boots Sanctuary Classic Fragrances Candle 

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An utterly gorgeous scent which is perfect for creating your own Sanctuary. Fragrance stimulates one of the most powerful of all our senses – an aroma can uplift us, relax & delight us. This unique, sophisticated fragrance is sparkling with notes of citrus, bergamot & jasmine, followed by a sensuous combination of vanilla, patchouli & sandalwood. There are so many stunning candles from the Sanctuary range, you can view them here.


Angela Langford Natural Organic Face Oil

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This repair and renew face oil is a must.  It is so nourishing.  This face oil contains kiwi & arctic blackcurrant, both of which contain huge doses of vitamins & antioxidants which repair, protect & moisturise your skin.  When your skin looks good you feel good too!  You really do need to try these products from Angela now, you won’t be disappointed.



Olioseptil 2 in 1 Purifying Spray


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This purifying spray is great for breathing a purer and healthier air while improving sleep (Lavender & Rosemary), relaxation (Orange & Bergamot) and vitality (Patchouli & Cinnamon). A beautiful and stunning aroma of essential oils.  Certainly recommend for improving your daily well-being.



Calm Sleep Mist Pillow Spray

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This really is a must try.  This ground-breaking new sleep aid, known as Sleep Mist, contains a relaxing scent made from a special blend of lavender and other essential oils, which users can spray on their pillow to aid sleep. Sleep Mist is Calm’s first physical product can be purchased on their website: www.calm.com/sleepmist


Traidcraft Hand Poured Candle


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This hand-poured pillar candle has been hand-poured with a frosted blue finish, just like a pillar of ice. These fair trade candles are made by hand from 100% natural palm wax and a pure cotton wick at Wax Industri, a small fair trade factory in rural Indonesia. No artificial fertilisers or pesticides are used, and it’s completely suitable for vegans. Palm wax also provides a clean, virtually dripless burn with minimum soot and smoke.  So light this fantastic candle and sit back and relax.  Nothing like spending some quality time with the ambient flame of a candle.



Orla Kiely Lavender Candle

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Calm your senses with the pure essential oils of aromatic French lavender for a soothing scent to help you relax and unwind.  Presented in a beautiful glass jar embellished with one of Orla Kiely’s signature prints, each candle is made from 100% vegetable wax and features a pure cotton wick, as well as an individual heat mat to help protect surfaces. Available here.

Natur Boutique’s Organic Lemon Grass Tea

Natur Boutique’s Organic Lemon Grass Tea
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Natur Boutique, have used high quality ingredients to make this organic lemongrass tea. With only one natural ingredient, and no fillers or additives, it is a beautiful and stunning drink with a subtle citrus flavour.  Available from Amazon.co.uk, or www.naturboutique.co.uk.

Oat Soak by The Skin Shop

Oat Soak
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Oat Soak is an excellent product for helping you soothe itchy skin before bed. Used regularly it will help soothe irritated, itchy skin and restore moisture and smoothness to dry, flaky or scaly skin. Leave Oat Soak in the bath water for up to 10 minutes before getting in, then soak in the oat water until skin feels soothed and smooth. Available from www.skinshop.co.uk



Organic Pillow Spray

sleep mist

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Nutri-Derma’s Organic Pillow Spray containing organic lavender, bergamot, lemon and rosemary. is designed to help with insomnia and other sleep problems. Lavender is renowned for its calming and sedative properties. The formulation also contains Litsea Cubeba and Bergamot also associated with relaxation and Lemon and Rosemary to promote blood circulation. Another fantastic sleep spray which you can try at www.healthy2u.co.uk





These products will help you destress and unwind after a stressful day.



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Comments (95)

  • angela eagle

    February 13, 2018 at 10:39 am

    a hot bath with a good book then some stretches

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    February 14, 2018 at 4:17 am

    I like to listen to an audio book to unwind.

  • Sharon Herbert

    February 15, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    I drink Cammomile Tea and use Lavendar Oil in my Oil Burner to help me relax and destress

  • diana haymze

    February 16, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Unique blog !

  • Leila Benhamida

    February 18, 2018 at 10:34 am

    With a lovely warm bath with some oil of Monoi in it, a little scent from Tahiti.

  • Oli Marshall

    February 18, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Oh, I do love baths with natural soothing salts and, then, relaxing by the fire with a green tea in one hand and a good book in another. I do this most evenings as, I am not very good with stress and this “ritual” helps me to unwind and to keep going.

  • Deborah Mackenzie

    February 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I normally play a hidden object game and listen to podcasts.

  • Parsi Penny

    February 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    A good book and a warm bath!

  • Kim Draper

    February 18, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Candles, a bubble bath and a good book.

  • Yolanda Davis

    February 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    I read and drink a white choc hot chocolate

  • cheryl hadfield

    February 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    candles and relaxing in front of the tv

  • James Donovan

    February 18, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I like to take a nice hot bath

  • Tami

    February 19, 2018 at 12:46 am

    I love using essential oils, candles, and my journal to relieve stress! 🙂

  • Donna S

    February 19, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I take my dog out for a walk.

  • Helen Thurston

    February 19, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Warm bath with lavender and geranium essential oils.

  • Ren Taylor

    February 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Camomile tea…a bath….a good book !

  • Emily Clark

    February 19, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Watch Youtube vids and have a cuppa 🙂

  • Suzanne Jackson

    February 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Nice hot bubble bath and a glass of wine

  • Pam Hubbard

    February 19, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    a long hot bath xx

  • laura banks

    February 19, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    chilling in the bath reading a magazine

  • Emma Wright

    February 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    A good book, my comfy bed & lavender pillow mist

  • Marycarol

    February 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    A nice bath or a good book x

  • Ritchie Dee

    February 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    I take the dog for a walk

  • Karen Barrett

    February 19, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    I go and sit outside in the wood barn, no people, a brew and just sit quietly

  • Dean T

    February 20, 2018 at 12:53 am

    I eat copious amounts of chocolate or I play some games to unwind, either works for me

  • Solange

    February 20, 2018 at 4:41 am

    A good book and a hot bubble bath.

  • Tracy Nixon

    February 20, 2018 at 6:45 am

    A long hot bubbly bath!

  • Cherry Edwards

    February 20, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Watching films because they completely absorb my whirling thoughts and help me switch off.

  • Ellie Wood

    February 20, 2018 at 7:49 am

    A long hot bath and a good gin and tonic!

  • Jenny Barker

    February 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    cup of hot chocolate and a book

  • Pamela Gossage

    February 20, 2018 at 9:30 am

    A hot bubbly bath with a mug of milky coffee

  • Louise Reeks

    February 20, 2018 at 9:34 am

    I like to have nice warm bubble bath with candles with my relaxing music on

  • Laura Chapman

    February 20, 2018 at 10:07 am

    I have a meditation app on my phone that I love – it really helps me to relax and unwind, especially if I’ve had a really stressful day.

  • ali thorpe

    February 20, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I do yoga and take baths 🙂

  • mike

    February 20, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I might candles and put on a movie

  • Karen R

    February 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Just to be on my own, so I can browse the internet, or watch some old tv programme in peace and quiet

  • Rhia P

    February 20, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I’m all about a long bath…. healthier than pouring a glass of wine every night! 😉

  • leanne weir

    February 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Chocolate, more chocolate and then a bit more chocolate

  • rebecca Beesley

    February 20, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    i love baking as a way of relaxing

  • Lisa Parker

    February 20, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    I usually put on my headphones, listen to some chill out music and do my colouring books, x

  • Emma

    February 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    I spray some lavender scent on my pillows before bed!

  • Justine Hughes

    February 20, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    A long hot bath with some bubbles or a bath bomb, and a good book.

  • Jo Carroll

    February 20, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I’m wound so tightly…I’d probably fall apart if I came loose? 😉

  • Frances Sunshine Hopkins

    February 21, 2018 at 8:57 am

    By sitting in the front of the fire with a cuppa tea

  • terri kelly

    February 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    snuggles on the sofa and watching trash on the telly with ice-cream 🙂

    1. admin

      February 22, 2018 at 11:30 am

      oh that sounds lovely 🙂

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    February 21, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I like to get under a blanket with a good book

  • Milly Youngman

    February 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

    A big weekend lie-in, reading a book and eating breakfast in bed!

  • Ann Marie Gould

    February 22, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    i love a hot bubble bath with a good book and a cup of tea

  • Gary Topley

    February 22, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Meditating, thankyou for the competition x

  • Rich Tyler

    February 22, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Red wine!!!

  • simon tutthill

    February 22, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    for me it has to be a lovely relaxing bath

  • Toni Arnott

    February 23, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    doing yoga in the evening

    1. admin

      February 23, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Yes agree yoga is great for relaxing.

  • Alison Johnson

    February 23, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I do cross-stitch which really relaxes me.

  • Debbie W

    February 24, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I like to curl up in bed or under the sofa with a good book (and maybe some chocolate).

  • Iris

    February 24, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I find a gym class helps me to get rid of some stress in the mornings and or at night to relax a bubble bath with a good book

  • Anne Thompson

    February 25, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I like to exercise in the fresh air, and in the evening, a warm milky drink before bed and a book

  • Carolynn Woodland

    February 25, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Nice long soak in a bubble bath

  • Tunde Toth

    February 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    I destress in the gym pushing myself at a spinning class or run it out. I find gardening very relaxing, potting around, planning next year`s tulip beds, feeding the birds etc.


    February 25, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Soak in a hot bubble bath with radox

  • Alica

    February 25, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I find a good book to get lost in always helps me 🙂

  • Andrea Fletcher

    February 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    A good book and a cup of coffee.

  • Angeline Beech

    February 25, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I put on some relaxing string music and then I write. I don’t write anything in particular, just whatever comes to mind.

  • Jade Pawley

    February 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    I love reading a good book that I can get lost in!

  • Jessica Hutton

    February 28, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    I like to go on long walks with my dogs and also read with a cup of tea xx

  • Elizabeth Cooke

    March 1, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I listen to my ipod, I have a range of playlists I’ve made that I choose from depending what I feel like

  • Elisabeth Ries

    March 3, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Light some candles and have a relaxing read before bed.

  • Ema J Lowe

    March 7, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    I take a nice big cuppa with me to the bath and just lay there relaxing with just the mirror lights on. The most important thing is to lock the door, so no little people join me.

  • Diana Shepherd

    March 8, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    I have a nice bubble bath, then into bathrobe and snuggle up with my throwover, hot choc and good tv infront of the open fire.

  • Maya

    March 9, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Bubble baths or cuddles 💕

  • Dean Willoughby

    March 9, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Use Bach Remedy Rescue instants or bath and a good read

  • Victoria Phillips

    March 16, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    A hot bath and a glass of wine

  • Katie b

    March 17, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    To destress I like to read and I spend far to much time at the pub!

  • madeline connolly

    March 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    a nice hot path

  • Katie Harmer

    March 21, 2018 at 2:35 am

    I relieve stress and unwind by meditating. I have been meditating for more than 25 years and it really helps to calm yourself down, relax and de-stress. I cannot recommend it enough. I tend to do guided meditation so you have a journey to go on. It has helped me to deal with chronic illness and chronic pain.

  • Kevin Johnson

    March 23, 2018 at 12:49 am

    I love to read a good book while listening to some Country music.

  • Jane

    March 25, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Shower, bed and radio 4

  • Sarah Wilson

    March 27, 2018 at 11:01 am

    A hot bath, and my kindle!

  • Laura Cooper

    March 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    I find crafting a really good way to destress.

  • Lesley Prestage

    March 28, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Bath with my favourite oil, candle and book – bliss!

  • Allison Sherwood

    March 29, 2018 at 7:20 am

    I like to take a gentle walk with my little dog, then home to read a good book for a while.

  • Patricia Avery

    March 29, 2018 at 10:44 am

    On the sofa, feet up, Soothing Classic FM playing in the background indulging my passion for reading:) Drinking cappuccino made by hubby is always a bonus!

  • Natalie Henderson

    March 29, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Curled up on the sofa with some soothing chamomile tea

  • Maria Knight

    March 29, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I love to get lost in a good book!

  • angela sandhu

    March 29, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    read a book

  • Emma Davison

    March 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    A good book, cup of tea, and a scented candle.

  • ellie spider

    March 29, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    long soak in the bath and a good book – also fresh bedding and pjs somehow make me feel less stressed too


    March 30, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Usually I like to go on long walks in the nearby countryside.

  • Ian Murray

    March 30, 2018 at 7:22 am

    a relaxing bath.

  • Laura Avery

    March 30, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Bah, book, bottle of wine face mask and a pamper!

  • Danielle Graves

    March 30, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I put my favourite music on and dance all my worries away

  • sharon martin

    March 30, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    i like to de-stress by colouring or reading a good book

  • Lindsey Kent

    March 30, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    A lovely hot drink and a good book whilst wrapped up in a cosy blanket – perfect!

  • Natalie Crossan

    March 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Send the kids to Grandmas and drink wine! x

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