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.
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
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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
Oat Soak by The Skin Shop
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
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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
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