When it comes to finding the best de-stress products, the burning question is usually ‘… but will this actually work?’ With so many products and promises at our fingertips, it can nearly cause more stress trying to decide which ones to choose.
It’s National Stress Awareness Month, and with all the alarming news we’ve heard recently, looking after our mental health has never been more vital. Whether you take your time during your morning routine or dedicate an hour or so to your favourite hobby, what’s really important is that you set time aside for your mind and body to rest. Tried and tested by Beauty at The Fragrance Shop, these are some of the best de-stress products that will make a real change in your daily life.
You will definitely have heard about Westlab bath salts by now. As the UK’s number one bath salt brand, their range of 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free products have demystified the natural world of bath salts to make the physical and mental benefits accessible to everybody.
Not sure what bath salts actually do? Well, bubble baths with candles may feel relaxing but without bath salts you’re just in plain old bubbled water. Westlab bath salts nourish your body with mineral salts to de-stress, relax and untangle the knots you don’t even know are there.
On top of being the most effective way to reduce stress, a regular sleep cycle is also needed to repair your body. The skin is the most receptive to treatments while you’re in a deep sleep, so after your relaxing bath we recommend you use Dr Botanical’s Hemp Stress Relaxing Night Moisturiser. Hemp is an excellent ingredient for soothing irritated and inflamed skin, so you’ll wake up with a chilled out complexion.
Best suited to dry, neglected skin, the Skin & Tonic De-Stress Face Mask is a super-soothing facial treatment with properties to calm busy minds. Made with only six ingredients – 100% natural, 80% organic – the powdered mask combines hydrating Aloe Vera, calming Lavender, repairing Coconut Milk and gently detoxifying Kaolin Clay.
Unlike ready-to-use masks, this treatment also (nicely) demands you make time for yourself. Instead of simply tearing off the top, you can have a mindful few minutes and mix the powder into a creamy paste then apply. Skin & Tonic recommends to use it once a week, so don’t overdo it!
On top of being a gorgeous home fragrance, the Super Relax Wellness Mist from Made By Zen is a great way to calm your nerves through aromatherapy. The soothing blend of Clary Sage, Ylang-ylang and Lavender will help you create a calming atmosphere as you spend time with yourself.
It’s important to invest in yourself but more important to ensure your investments are genuinely beneficial to your overall health, so we hope we’ve answered any questions you have about these products! Look after yourself this Stress Awareness Month.