Post-work relaxation kit

Another year has begun, and many people are heading back to work soon. I’ve got an after-work pick me up to help wind down after a busy day, or help you ease into the new work year. Focus on nourishing creams, beautiful scents and refreshing mists. It’s time to treat yo self!

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Deb’s Fragrant Soy Candles (Ripened Raspberry)

I love soy candles, and these ones are particularly amazing! These beautifully scented candles are made by hand, and come in a few different sizes (large jars, medium jars, tins and little tealights). I have to emphasise the soy part though – there are so many benefits to choosing soy over paraffin. Longer-lasting, cleaner burning (very little soot released) and natural, just to name a few. Light one of these before settling down for a relaxing pamper session.

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Mor Soap (Marshmallow)

In my post about combating anxiety, I mentioned a hot shower can do wonders. Pore-opening, muscle-relaxing and skin-cleansing, a nice steamy shower is a great way to wash off the days woes. Add a nice little bar of soap into the mix for a little bit of luxury. My choice is MOR’s soap in the scent marshmallow…it smells a bit like Turkish Delight, but isn’t overly strong.

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Lonvitalite C4 Coconut Milk Hydrating & Nourishing Face Mask

As soon as I opened the packet the smell of coconut hit me…and not just that regular coconut scent you get from a lot of products, it smelt like Malibu Coconut Rum (which helped me relax even more!) My skin felt so soft and supple afterwards, and I’m really glad I got to try this brand! I enjoy using fabric masks, as opposed to using a cream/ clay one where you have to scrub it off. Just a lot neater for me, and I don’t want to be cleaning a mess off my face (mess = stress!)

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Swisse Sea Spray

If you don’t have the time or the patience for a face mask, try a gentle mist on the face for a quick refresher. This one is especially good if you’ve still got errands to run. Just a few quick pumps and this gentle mist settles onto your skin, leaving you feeling as fresh as a daisy.

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MOR Hand Cream

All the MOR products I own have all been gifts, and I’m surprised I haven’t used them much. They come in really elegant packaging, and have lots of unique scents (lychee and marshmallow aren’t two I usually see from brands!) I only need a tiny amount, and I use this to massage the back of my hands. If there’s one product you should invest in, it’s a good (all-round) cream.

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Roma & Co. Truffle Therapy Serum

I’ve already spoken about this serum, but if you’re wanting to treat yourself that little bit further, try a light face cream before bed. Take time massaging it in, and use less rather than more. You don’t want to feel greasy before rest!

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Happy New Year – I hope you settle into 2016 and find the time to rest between work and play.

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