Self-Care: Angela Langford Scrub Up

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I wrote recently about self-care and about why it is important. Self-care is not just important for your mental wellbeing but your physical health too. I’ve already posted about how your bath time ritual is important and how to get the most out of it. Now I’m thinking about skin care, particularly facial care.

The PR over at Angela Langford Skincare emailed me a while ago tell me about Angela’s skincare range. The name rang a bell and it might with you. Angela Langford was a MasterChef finalist and her skincare range is based on Angela’s passion for all things natural and her insistence on quality. Angela’s organic, vegan, cruelty-free products are a wonder to behold.

I received the Angela Langford Scrub Up to give a go and was very impressed. Believe it or not, it takes a lot nicki cawood, angela langfordof work, great filters and clever lighting to keep this face looking so youthful. I haven’t worn makeup since I was 17 years old and try to avoid chemical-laden skincare. I have skin that needs to be exfoliated and this wonderful smelling papaya, bilberry and lemon facial exfoliator clears and brightens my skin. I have used vegan, cruelty-free brands before and this product is right up there on my favourite’s list.

Described as a fruit smoothie for the skin, this scrub helps to slough off dead skin making it feel great and look younger. Needless to say, anything that makes my skin glows gives me a great feeling too so it’s a win/win. Angela suggests using it a couple of times a week however if I’m being honest, I use it most days.

I think Angela’s skill in the kitchen and her belief in whole-body wellness, i.e. only using top quality, natural ingredients in skin care and only putting into your body the same, is what makes this brand stand out.

From a self-care point of view, I love the Angela Langford Scrub Up, the taking time to pamper myself and to enjoy the wonderful scent which is mood boosting in itself.

You can see the full range of product and find out more about Angela here and don’t forget to catch up with the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What would you say your favourite self-care routine or activity is?

Self Care: Bath Time with Olverum

Olverum Bath Time
Olverum Bath Oil is a bath time must when it comes to my self-care time.

I promised to highlight some ways that you can spend your self-care time and for me, bath time is one of my favourites. I shower every day yet a long, warm, scented bath is something else entirely. Thanks to the lovelies at Olverum my bath time relaxation has hit a whole new level.

By all accounts, Olverum is used by three members of the royal family. Obviously recognising that there is something regal about me, I was sent a bottle of the Olverum Bath Oil and asked if I minded sharing an honest review with the members of my court (or readers).

Made with natural essential oils, Olverum bath oil produces a wonderfully herby, fresh and sense-pleasing aroma. I honked like a goose when I read that you were only supposed to put a teaspoonful in the bath as when it comes to putting the required 50p piece worth of hair conditioner in my palm I tend to need at least £2.50-worth. I can confirm however that you do only need a teaspoon of this rich, unique blend in the bath. A little certainly does go a long way.

With ingredients such as Siberian Fir, Lavadin, Lemon, Rosemary, Lime, Juniper, Geranium and more, all you need to do is lay back, inhale and feel your stresses fall away.  I found the Olverum Bath Oil brilliant at cleaning the sinuses, soothing muscle aches and pains, that it left my skin feeling great and helped to promote a really good sleep.

Top Tips for a Relaxing Bath

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We could all use a little more Hygge in our lives.

A Clean and Tidy Bathroom
It is difficult to get your relaxation on when there are 15 shower gel and shampoo bottles cluttered around the bath edge and a pile of towels waiting to go in the washer. Make sure that before you go for your bath that the bathroom is clean, tidy and feeling lovely.

Time
A rushed bath is not a relaxation bath. This is your time. Pick a time when there will be no interruptions and when you don’t have to keep one eye on the clock.

Warm Scented Water
There’s something magical about a wonderfully scented bath. I use Olverum and not only does this luxurious blend smell fantastic, my skin feels wonderful afterwards.

Soft Fluffy Towels
Finishing off your relaxing bath by rubbing yourself down with sandpaper somewhat defeats the object. Make sure you don’t stint on the laundry softener when it comes to washing your favourite big fluffy bath towel.

Lighting
Am I the only one who finds the bathroom lighting somewhat harsh? For a truly relaxing bath time, I go a little crackers with candles. Do make sure though if using candles that they are safely placed.

Olverum Bath Oil

This is not the kind of bath oil that you pick up at the supermarket when buying your groceries. Olverum has pulled out all of the stops to ensure that each Olverum bath is luxurious, infused with wonderful natural essential oils and leaves you feeling relaxed, recharged and a little spoilt. The 125ml bottle size is £32.00 and is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size is £58 and enough for 50 baths. The travel set is £22 and enough for 9 baths. I received a 60ml bottle, have had three baths and barely used any. Considering how much goes into each teaspoons this represents excellent value. Olverum’s main stockists are Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick. Look out for Olverum on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, where the team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

What makes your bath time special?

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