Taking time for yourself means something different to everyone – this year, focus on finding the small things that will help you feel your best.
Make 2020 the year you find the right type of exercise for you. Whether it’s running, a team sport, or calming yoga, commit to it a few times a week and release some much-needed endorphins. Our brand-new activewear collection, made with Dri-release technology to wick moisture away from the body, is designed to move with you, whatever your workout.
Read in the bath
It’s no surprise that we’re huge advocates of the restorative powers of a relaxing bath. Try adding some of our luxurious bath oil (a rejuvenating blend of neroli, geranium and eucalyptus) to yours, to help tackle tired muscles and soften skin. Keep your hair out of the way with a useful headband and prop up your book (plus a cup of tea, or glass of wine) on our bath tidy – why not take a look at this round-up of the best books of 2019 and catch up on one you missed?
Treat your skin
While the bathwater drains, put on your favourite music and spend some time looking after yourself. Massage a body exfoliator into wet skin, and then rinse off – our Seychelles scrub, made with sweet almond oils, has notes of bergamot, amber and vanilla, and pairs with the matching body butter. Finally, apply some highly absorbent Super Serum into your face and follow with a moisturiser for head-to-toe smoothness.
We could all benefit from more rest – take time to re-evaluate your sleep routine and invest in beautiful new nightwear. Light a relaxing candle – we love soothing White Lavender, with notes of pure lavender, bright basil and Sicilian lemon for true restoration – and choose from super-soft jersey and luxurious silk styles. Slippers or bed socks will help keep toes warm, and, for an extra layer, add a cosy jumper.
Take a moment
Spice up your downtime with a new recipe for a warming drink, served in a stylish mug. When it’s ready, collect your book from the side of the bath, or put on a great film, and curl up with a gorgeous chunky throw and matching cushion, made with high-quality fibres for extra softness. You can add a hot-water bottle, too – or tuck it into your bed to warm it up for later.
2 mugs milk (or almond milk)
2 English Breakfast tea bags
6 cracked cardamom pods
½ cinnamon stick
a grating of fresh nutmeg
2–4 tsps light brown soft sugar
- Heat the milk in a saucepan over a very low heat.
- Empty the contents of the tea bags into the pan, and then add the cracked cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and cloves.
- Sweeten with light brown soft sugar to taste (chai tea should be sweet, but use less if you like), then leave to infuse, but not boil, for 10 minutes.
- Strain into mugs and enjoy.