Suffering from a bit of a midweek slump? I’ve found that I’ve had to really make an effort so I don’t end up thinking Saturday is Tuesday. It can all be a bit disconcerting – which is why I’ve been loving Pukka Herbs’ Wholistic Ashwagandha supplements – an organic option which is designed to help nourish the mind and relax the nervous system, which at this point, I think we all need a hand with!
A herb that’s been used for centuries to moderate the body’s response to stress, bringing both energy and inner calm – Pukka’s Wholistic Ashwagandha feels like it’s the perfect antidote to these stressful times. It’s recommended that you take one to two capsules a day with food, and each serving contributes to normal cognitive function, energy-yielding metabolism, hormone production and the normal functioning of the nervous system. It’s such an easy addition to my morning routine, and the result is that I can stay calmer and more productive all day long.
Pukka Wholistic Ashwagandha is priced at £16.95 and is available here.
At the time of year, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. With Christmas shopping, work, parties and suppers, it can feel like you never have a second, and is it just me, or is everyone battling a cold? Over the past month or so, I’ve been trying to take better care of myself. I’ve upped the vegetable intake, I’ve been to the gym , and I’ve also introduced Bare Biology’s Lion Heart Pure Omega 3 Fish Oil into my morning routine.
As a rule, I’m a bit of a dry person – my hair, my skin, my nails, they all need a bit of TLC, so when I read about the benefits of Omega 3, I knew it was something I needed to add to my diet. Most people can benefit from adding a bit of Omega to their diet – the supplement can work against the threat of dementia, heart disease and even depression. Not only this – but it has some serious beauty benefits too! On a more superficial basis, the healthy fats inside the capsules help skin, hair and nails all grow and regenerate, and it’s a great secret if you’re looking to up your natural glow!
What I just love about Bare Biology’s Lion Heart capsules is how small they are! The recommended dose is 4 per day, although you can take 2 per day if you’d rather, so a tub can last you up to two months! I tend to take all four capsules in one go, purely so I don’t forget later in the day. They’re flavourless, and unlike every other fish oil supplement I’ve taken before – you never get nasty, fishy flashbacks.
If you’re looking to add a little Omega 3 to your diet in 2018, a single pack is priced at £28.50 and is available here.
Now that we are squarely in winter, I’m on serious cold-prevention at the moment. Honestly, I only need to see someone sneeze before I’ve got a cold, so over the past few weeks, I’ve been introducing Manuka Health’s MGO 30 Manuka Honey Blend into my diet. Every morning, before heading to work, I’ve been adding a teaspoon of the stuff into a cup of tea which I drink before heading off. Manuka honey has been scientifically proven to boost immunity and help soothe sore throats, which is perfect for protecting against flu season.
Manuka Health Honey is priced at £13.39 and is available here
I’m not sure about you, but I’m far more productive in the mornings, and over the past few weeks, the early hours have been filled with the most glorious sunlight, meaning early mornings feel almost bearable! To be honest, I do enjoy being up before everyone else – I can get to the gym early, grab my machines of choice, and even get my coffee all before eight in the morning, but, getting myself really wide awake is always a bit of an issue.
So, when Aromatherapy Associates sent over their Revive Body Wash, I knew it was just what I was after to make my mornings even more productive! First off, I adore the super sleek packaging – complete with a pump dispenser. It looks so chic in the shower, and I love the fact that I only need a couple of pumps to really wake myself up!
The formula is wondrously thick and luxurious to use, and I am just obsessed with the scent! It’s so fresh and so clean thanks to the inclusion of bergamot, grapefruit and peppermint, and within a minute or so of using the Body Wash, the entire bathroom smells glorious!
Since Aromatherapy Associates only use the highest grade pure essential oils, it really is like a mini spa session every morning in the shower. I love how bright and fresh it leaves me feeling. It’s such a treat to look forward to every morning!
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Wash is priced at £27 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
Every Sunday I treat myself to something of a Spa afternoon. It’s nothing too fancy or extravagant, but just a way to get prepared for the week. I leave a hair mask on, give my self a good scrub, and just basically relax for an hour or two before the craziness of the next week descends. The newest addition to my line up has been Lush’s brand new Ocean Salt Scrub, and in a word, it’s delicious!
Packaged in one of the brand’s signature screw top tubs, Ocean Salt Scrub is more liquid-y than I imagined, but it’s an absolute god-send if you’re after soft, smooth skin. And really, who isn’t?! It smells incredible thanks to the limes which are soaked in vodka in the formula. They’re then mixed with grapefruit, avocado butter, coconut oil and seaweed absolute. First of all, this smells absolutely incredible – it’s a soft zest scent which is just the epitome of summer. I’m also in love with the texture, the soft scrub feels like it gives skin a really good buffing without getting too rough, and my skin feels so soft after using it. This is definitely a summer staple!
Lush Ocean Salt Scrub is priced at £7.25 for 100g and are available here.