It’s National Stress Awareness month and it couldn’t be more timely. Lots of us have really suffered with stress related illnesses brought on by the pandemic and now we are facing another stressful situation for some – leaving lockdown.
Whilst lots of us are excited at the prospect of restrictions being lifted and life returning to some kind of normality – lots of us are also feeling a certain amount of anxiety about it – take a look at this list of pick me up products that might help ease the symptoms.
Pick me up products – Ashwamag (‘The Relax Formula) – RRP £22.99 for 60 capsule
“This unique blend of Ashwagandha and Magnesium is perfect for those trying to reduce anxiety and improve their mood and sleep quality and quantity. The plant Ashwagandha has been used for centuries to help reduce cortisol (stress) levels and recent studies have also found Ashwagandha to help reduce symptoms of depression. It’s estimated that over 70% of people are deficient in the essential nutrient, Magnesium. Being deficient in this important mineral can cause low mood, tiredness and fatigue, making the Ashwamag formula a perfect solution for those wanting to tackle anxiety-related issues and general feelings of stress, tension and unease.”
Pick me up products – Natures Plus new Hempceutix Pure Oils
CBD has been hailed a wonder ingredient in the wellness world, and the Hempceutix pure oils are potent and bursting with CBD. However, the benefits of the hemp plant stretch far beyond CBD as nature provides many other terpenes and Phyto cannabinoids that are vital for optimal bioavailability and a prominent ‘entourage effect’. Thanks to Natures Plus’ unique cold press method, all Hempceutix oils are full spectrum, which means that all synergistic compounds (of which there are over 100) that are naturally occurring in the hemp plant to really nourish the endocannabinoid system are provided. What’s more, no solvents, chemicals or alcohols are used in production.
A fabulous stress reliever if you ask me!
RRP: 250mg (£29.95)
Pick me up products – Puressentiel Stress Roll-On
Puressentiel Stress Roll-On can be applied to the skin on the inside of wrists, temples and the sides of the neck whenever the feeling of stress arises. It containes: Roman Camomile, Lavander, Lavandin, Marjoram, Mentha pulegium, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, West India Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang. The 12 essential oils help to release tension and calm feelings of anger, nervousness or low moral.
Pick me up products – Noggin PAUSE
High stress levels can play a huge part in our health and general wellbeing, ranging from increasing cardiovascular risk, to affecting our mood, digestion and brain function.
Noggin PAUSE is a nutritional supplement packed full of natural ingredients that can help you relax and unwind and help support brain health.
- Lemon Balm contains compounds which help support relaxation as well as help us tackle restlessness and tension. It can also help support our digestive system which can be affected by stress.
- Magnesium Citrate contributes towards normal psychological function and normal nerve function. It’s known as “nature’s relaxant” and is often added to bath salts to help with the relaxation and unwinding process.
- Lions Mane Mushroom contains substances called hericenones and erinacines which help promote the production of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the brain. These are important for brain and nervous health.
- Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen which means that it works with the body to help balance its functions and help with stress levels. It also helps with cognitive and mental performance which is always useful! It is often taken by people during the times approaching exams.
Born out of family experiences, Noggin founder, Dr Clara Russell MBBS MRCGP, set about understanding the pillars to great brain health.
Tonik’s Hemp Seed Oil Capsules are vegan-friendly and boast a plethora of benefits, including helping to ease symptoms stress – they’re rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial to reducing the symptoms of anxiety, protecting the brain and nervous system. Hemp seed oil also contains gamma linolenic acid, a component that is rich in vitamin E – as your body uses more vitamin E when in a stressed or anxious state, supplementing can help the body restore its natural balance, and provide relief from symptoms.
A sensorial elixir of relaxing, soothing pure essential oils to bring mind and body into harmonious balance. Slow down and sink into the bath, or slip into a shower, with this mood-restoring botanical essence. Beautifully fragrant essential oils of rose, juniper and cypress enhance mental and physical energy while renewing and protecting skin cells. Irritations are calmed, stressors are soothed and softness is regained.
A powerful radiance booster, with antioxidant-rich pure essential oils. Nourish, re-energise and restore harmonious balance for a beautiful glowing complexion. This luxurious facial oil is an antioxidant powerhouse, protecting your skin from collagen-degrading free radicals and enhancing all your other skincare. True essential oils and elasticity-stimulating pure plant oil work in synergy, leaving skin supple and radiant with fine lines softened.
Our Liquid Yoga mineral bath soak gives you tranquillity on tap. A moisturising blend of uplifting essential oils, including calming Cannabis Seed oil, herbs and mineral salts to ease the body and mind and leave you feeling perfectly relaxed and calm. Soak away the day’s stresses and douse your bath water with this powerful formula for a dose of complete serenity whilst leaving skin feeling moisturised.
Mio Liquid Yoga Space Spray RRP £21
Our stress-free Liquid Yoga Space Spray instantly induces a sense of peace and calm. Spritz this powerful, blissful blend of uplifting essential oils, including calming Cannabis Seed oil, and drift away into total relaxation. This essential oil yoga mat spray will fill your room with a soothing and energising aroma. Ideal for avid yogis to enhance the experience of your daily rituals and reach your ultimate state of zen.
When tensions are running high and serenity is in short supply, light our Soothing Aromatic Candle and cast calm over your space with a deeply relaxing blend that slows busy minds and bodies for a greater sense of peace.
Understanding a good night’s sleep has the power to transform our wellbeing, this Restful Bath Milk has been expertly developed to help create a calming evening routine that helps to promote a sense of well-being.
Whether you are at home, in the office or on-the-go, enjoy this comforting aromatherapy blend of Rose Geranium, Sweet Orange, Lavender and Palmarosa. Known as our “hug in a bottle” blend, this rebalancing Body & Atmosphere Mist can be used whenever you feel the need to be reassured and restored.
Pick me up products – Woodland Wax Melter
Want to create a relaxing and calm atmosphere in your home at the touch of a button? Then look no further than the Woodland Wax Melter from Dryft Wellness. This stylish aromatherapy lamp not only sets a more comforting mood with a soft, warming light, but also helps fill your home with a range of stress-relieving and soothing scents. Combine with a lavender based wax melt to tackle stress-induced sleep problems or a valerian essential oil to reduce anxiety, calm the nerves and create a more present state of mind.
Pick me up products – Lofti Luxe Bombs
Lofti Luxe Bombs are carefully curated to help you unwind and feel less stressed.Bathing is a huge stress reliever; a warm bath can raise serotonin levels – increasing levels of happiness and wellbeing. Warm water also opens our pores to let all the goodness of our bath bombs de-stress your skin.The Luxe Bomb will detox, nourish, soften and exfoliate while boosting immunity.
The synergetic effect of essential oils and CBD offer excellent mood boosting and balancing qualities. The Luxe Cocoa Melt in the centre can be rubbed all over the body. Take time to rub into any spots that need a little extra TLC!
Pick me up products – Candle Spa Bath Salts
Himalayan Pink Salt is well known for its 84 minerals and trace elements that are proven to be beneficial to the body and vital for continued good health. Simply relax in a warm bath to help detox harmful toxins from the body and cleanse your skin naturally. Enhanced with health boosting essential oils such as relaxing Lavender, Bergamot or Eucalyptus options, then blended with Epsom and Dead Sea salts, Candle Spa Bath Salts create a unique blend of salts containing magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium, thereby treating all manner of reactive conditions from eczema to psoriasis.
Pick me up products – Mollie & Sky
The ‘Sylvan’ luxury candle is inspired by a wander through a beautiful meadow and helps you to unwind with the comforting fragrance blend of vanilla musk and lavender. The simple act of lighting a candle helps create a mindful wellbeing moment and can help your mind take a break from a stressful situation. It enables you to pause, breathe and reset your mind and body. Here’s the science bit! When you inhale the scent from your candle the molecules in the oils travel from your nose, along your olfactory nerves straight to your brain and particularly affect the amygdala which controls your emotions. The lavender in the ‘Sylvan’ candle is the classic scent for relaxation and, combined with the ever-comforting fragrance of vanilla, it makes for a wonderful wellbeing ritual for those stressful moments in your day.
The sweet, relaxing scent of lavender calms mind, body and soul, and has been used to promote sleep since at least Roman times. Known as ‘blue gold’ to these famous road and wall builders, they put it in the bath, so they’d get plenty of zzz’s.
Pick me up products – Silk Beauty Co.
If you have slept on a silk pillowcase, you’ll know just how soothing and relaxing silk can feel. In a hectic, harsh, and edgy world, we all need a little more serenity, ease, and relaxation. Silk is a simple way we can indulge in self-care every day to calm our wired minds and help us fall into easy, restful relaxation. Goodnight, stress! Better Sleep = Less Stress.
Reducing stress starts with sleeping better. For most stressed-out people, sleep is an area that often gets disregarded. Thankfully, silk is amazing at helping us relax and improving our sleep quality. Smooth silk pillows are comforting and soothe our worried minds. Silk is breathable and allows us to maintain a perfect temperature all night long. Silk also protects our skin, preventing itchiness and discomfort from waking us at night.
Pick me up products – O. Robert & Co
Candles generally reduce stress in two ways:
The Flame – The light that a flame emits is gentle and soul-soothing. In the same way that watching a slow-moving image soothes us, so does the flickering flame. This reduces stress and helps you to achieve a meditative, calming state of mind.
The Scent – Our olfactory system is linked to the areas of the brain that deal with learning and emotions, this is powerful as we tend to associate smells with past experiences, which come with attached emotions. If you want to fill your home with soothing scents, then look out for scents that come from the fresh or floral family.
O. Robert & Co candles in Lime, Basil & Mandarin, Rock Salt & Driftwood and an upcoming scent of Pink Pepper & Rose are recommended scents to help alleviate stress.
Pick me up products – McKinley & Paget
It will come as no surprise that one of the best ways to relax is to light a gorgeous, scented candle. McKinley & Paget have spent the past five years developing a range of home fragrances using only essential oils. Their latest addition ‘Perched on a Velvet Barstool’ is a luxurious and serene blend of Patchouli, Frankincense, Vetiver, Sage and Lavender – all renowned for their calming effects.
The new Nespresso© compatible Immunity Health Pods from Rejuvenation Water are plant based, functional health shots made for your home coffee machine. Designed to be consumed hot, as an espresso style shot, or as a latte, each pod contains a delicate blend of Turmeric, Beetroot, Prebiotic plant fibre, Amino acids and Vitamin C, D & E.
Together, with the anti-inflammatory properties of Turmeric and the vascular benefits of Beetroot, each pod has have 50% RDA of Vitamin C and D and 82% RDA of Vitamin E, contributing towards the normal function of the immune system & towards the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. The pods are caffeine free so can be enjoyed throughout the day plus they are made from plant biomass so are fully compositable!
Flourish All-in-One Supplements by you – specially formulated to be taken during and after the menopause to support the management of a range of symptoms such as night sweats, hot flushes, stress & anxiety, and fatigue. It is an effective one-a-day supplement containing 25 nutrients, including Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin D and Magnesium.
The Flourish product range has been specially formulated to offer solutions that help alleviate women from the most common symptoms of menopause: Mood Swings & Anxiety, Increased risk of Osteoporosis, Sleep Deprivation & Fatigue, Hot flushes and Night sweats and Vaginal Irritation.
The Flourish range of medically led products help you to feel fresh, fearless and feminine throughout the menopause, meaning you can continue to be the best version of yourself – every day.
Flourish All-In-One supplement
- Take one tablet a day, preferably with a meal.
- Evening Primrose to help alleviate hot flushes and discomfort.
- Magnesium which supports the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
- Vitamin D to help support the maintenance of normal bones.
- Vitamin B6 which supports the regulation of hormonal activity.
- Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and nails.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
- No artificial flavours or preservatives
- RRP £11.99
With new research* showing that 36% of juice drinkers are more concerned about their immunity than before the pandemic and are drinking more functional drinks as a result, Benefit Juice focuses on creating products that support the immune system, aid gut health and provide an easy vitamin boost in every glass to form part of the daily routine.
There are four delicious juices to choose from in the Benefit range: Cleanse Prune Juice, Vitality Beetroot & Apple Juice and Enrich Carrot, Orange & Turmeric; providing a selection of delicious and functional juices that can be enjoyed daily. Also available is the Not From Concentrate Prune Juice.
Benefit Juice is available in Waitrose, with the Prune Juice available in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Tesco.
Carry Om Aromatherapy Roll-On | £19 (10ml)
Aromatherapy on-the-go. This stress relieving, mood-lifting rollerball pen contains an uplifting blend of Bergamot, Grapefruit, Orange and Cedar essential oils. Natural, plant-based, no synthetics.
HappySelf Happiness Journal | £19.90
A daily guided journal featuring beautifully illustrated pages. Uses scientifically proven methods that promote happiness and help you develop good habits and a positive mindset.
Enhance mobility, increase flexibility and support joint functionality. This liquid collagen contains 10 x 50ml bottles which can be taken daily, either on its own or added into a drink. Taking supplements as a liquid makes them more effective with faster absorption, higher optimisation and they are easier to digest. Ingredients include ginger root extract, vitamin C and E, hyaluronic acid, copper, marine collagen, glucosamine and chondroitin.
Elixseri’s Skin Meditation serum
Skin Meditation contains a stress neutralising cellular energy complex. It is packed with natural actives specifically chosen for their ability to counteract the sign of skin stress. It is ideal for those looking to soothe, detox and re-balance this skin during periods of high stress.
RRP £100.00 www.elixseri.co.uk / www.selfridges.com