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The Zen Commandments: Products To Help You Find Your Inner Zen

Life is stressful. Whether its work, personal relationships or general anxiety, it’s often hard to turn off from the outside world and find a place of complete calm and zen. In an ideal world, we’d embark on weekly spa trips to completely rejuvenate and refresh ourselves after tough week. But if you don’t have time for a weekly getaway, there are some products that can help keep the mind and body calm and relaxed throughout periods of stress.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Mind Bath and Shower Oil

Made for those with an emotionally demanding lifestyle, the brand has purposely created this bath time treat to help calm an over-active mind and naturally restore one’s serenity and peace. The product’s rich formula of Wild Camomile, Petitgrain, Frankincense and Rosemary have been carefully chosen for their calming, soothing properties whilst pure Coconut Oil is used to nourish and moisturise the skin.

The Benefits:

  • Calms an over-active mind
  • Highly effective and powerful blend, with therapeautic levels of essential oils
  • Nourishes and moisturises

Chantecaille Stress Repair Concentrate

A wonderful anti-ageing cream, this professional stress reliever is a must-have product for relieving stress around the eye area and ultimately helping you find your inner zen. Combining the latest science with the world’s best botanicals, the powerful cocktail of ingredients such as caffeine and antioxidants work hard to reduce puffiness around the eye area. Rose de mai, sweet almond oil and sheer butter add a shot of intense hydration, whilst the Arnica extract prevents capillary bruising and under-eye darkness.

The Benefits:

  • Firms saggy skin
  • Provides intense hydration
  • Works hard to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

This Works Deep Sleep Night Oil

Containing naturally soothing and moisturising ingredients, this relaxing night oil works hard to soothe and hydrate the skin whilst lulling you in to a deep sleep. The non-greasy formula and calming ingredients such as Camomile, Lavender Grape oil and Sweet smelling Vetivert are the ultimate cure to a long stressful day in the office.

The Benefits:

  • Soothing ingredients
  • Reduces stress
  • Nourishes your skin whilst you sleep

Ark De-Stress Serum

Even if you’re not too stressed, your skin might be. Help your skin to its inner peace with this De-Stress serum from Ark. An innovative antioxidant-rich formula, the formula works hard to nourish the skin whilst protecting it against environmental aggressors and free radicals. Designed for all ages, the serum boasts an anti-inflammatory chamomile component to help soothe dry, sensitive or sun damaged skin, whilst its grapeseed oil provides intense moisture.

The Benefits:

  • Intensely hydrating
  • Protects against free radicals
  • Eliminates the look of fatigued, stressed skin

Elemis Quiet Mind Temple Balm

Need an at-desk instant stress reliever? Forget the stress ball, this temple balm from Elemis is all you need. Containing a powerful blend of essential oils, the balm works tirelessly to help promote harmony, tranquillity and release your inner zen. For instant results, rub a drop on to your finger tips and massage in to the back of the neck, ear lobes and temples – and breathe deeply! The product’s eucalyptus essential oils, ho wood, lemon and organic Indian menthol will all get to work to nourish the body and de-stress the mind.

The Benefits:

  • Reduces stress whilst on the go
  • Easy application
  • Works dually to de stress both the mind and the body

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash

Why not start the day as relaxed as you mean it to go on? Now you can find you inner zen right from the comfort of your morning shower with this Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash from Ren. Formulated with one of the world’s most expensive essential oils, Moroccan Rose, distilled from Rose petals harvested at dawn, the rich body wash has a unique stress relieving scent and formula that is made to expertly soothe dry, sensitive skin.

The Benefits:

  • Relieves Stress
  • Soothes and softens skin
  • Exquisitely scented

Molton Brown Seamoss Stress Relieving Hydrosoak

Need a long soak after a hard day? Well, this Hydosoak is the perfect formula. The product’s dose of marine extracts works hard to moisturise the skin, whilst its Horse Chestnut Dead Sea Salts nourish the body and relieve weary muscles whilst giving off a scent that helps to melt away daily stress.

The Benefits:

  • Stress relieving scent
  • Helps with aches and pains
  • Intensely moisturising

Mio Skincare Liquid Yoga Homeopathic Space Spray

Spray this uplifting space spray on to your pillow and sleep in a room infused with a cocktail of calms essential oils that help to relax and de-stress the mind. Formulated with lavender, chamomile and lavandin, the calming spray works tirelessly to relive stress and eradicate feelings of anxiety and nervousness. You can spray it on to your pillow,  pulse points or in to the air to release both the beautiful fragrance and your feeling of inner zen.

The Benefits:

  • Helps to restore positivity
  • Calms an anxious mind
  • Soothes tension headaches



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