De-Stress with the most merit-worthy products on the market

Finding time for yourself to truly relax is a luxury many of us can only do now and again, let alone taking time out for a spa-day! So if you didn't get the chance to get away this long weekend, there are many wonderful products out there that really can help you de-stress at home. From aromatherapy on-the-go, to the newly revamped power of facial rollers, to go-to acupuncture for the home, we've tried out the most merit-worthy products on the market that you can use to release your mind, your muscles, your well-being and your body, from the stresses of every-day life. Have a browse and let us know which one's your favourite!

 

AROMATHERAPY - FOR THE HOME

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AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE, Peaceful Glow Collection, £117, available at Net-A-Porter

Harnessing the powers of aromatherapy in both a candle and night oil, this set has made our Favourites list! While the essential oils of Lavender, Neroli, Rose and Mandarin in the night oil are dreamy to massage into your face, neck and décolletage to hydrate and soothe your skin, the candle provides a soothing and comforting glow and scent to bring tranquility into your home.


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OUR BESPOKE INSENSE LONDON CANDLE, £35, AVAILABLE ONLY ON OUR WEBSITE

Perfectly blended organic scents are the signature of InSense London, a luxurious aromatherapy brand. We created an elegant, refreshing yet strong and almost masculine scent so that it represented the empowering message of The Merit club. A distinctive scent with hints of neroli and grapefruit infused with the warmth of vanilla and amber. These pure essential oils have properties to relieve anxiety, uplift your mind and spirit, help alleviate anxiety and heart palpitations, relieve insomnia and even help prevent or treat stress-related depression. We can't get enough of it!

AROMATHERAPY - ON THE GO

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Aromatherapy Associates, Deep Relax Roller Ball, 10ml, £18.00, available at Liberty London

Aromatherapy Associates know what they're doing when it comes to relaxing oils. We love this Roller Ball in particular, because it's perfect for carrying with you on the go when you have a moment of need to clear your mind and take a quick time out.

Apply to your pulse points day and night and whenever you may need a quick moment to switch off.

 

 

BALMS

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LE LABO, Camphor Balm, 12g, £18, available at Liberty London

This NYC silky-soft beauty saviour, is the perfect balm to ease the stress of busy city living. Designed to give a soothing and stimulating boost, simply massage onto temples, neck or areas of tension to alleviate stresses in both the mind and body. This balm contains eucalyptus, black pepper and the celebrated Camphor, which not only has a cool and lasting aroma, also has many medicinal benefits. It acts as a stimulant, improving circulation, metabolism, digestion, secretion, and excretion, as well as being an antispasmodic, anti-neuralgic and nervous pacifier, reducing nervous disorders, and releasing spasms, and also has properties as an anaesthetic, disinfectant and insecticide, preventing skin infections, and as an anti-inflammatory and sedative, helping arthritis, relaxing both the body and the mind.

All singing all dancing - this is one miracle balm!


 

FACIAL ROLLERS

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HAYo'U BEAUTY RESTORER, £35, available at HAYO'U

Facial Rollers are fast becoming big news in the beauty industry and HAYO'U have combined this with the power of Chinese beauty regimes to address the root cause of most modern-day illness – stress. Made from 100% Xiuyan jade, this completely natural product really enlivens your skin, releases tensions and refreshes your mind! Rooted in age-old Chinese techniques used to nourish your complexion, simply use their one-minute massage ritual on your skin and the cooling surface of the natural stone will begin to ease tensions. This ingenious skin care process comprises of three iconic Chinese techniques: Àn fa (press-hold), Gua sha (press-stroke) and Acupressure (press-turn). Together, they make you look healthy and radiant through a natural and very inexpensive routine!


SLEEP DROPS

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MARIE-STELLA-MARIS, Home Kit, £55, available at Net-A-Porter

Bring this kit into your home to bring a sense of calm and relaxation.

Not only does this set include a chic candle, which has delicious notes of White Tea, Bergamot and Lemon for an instant room-refresh, it also contains the 'No. 97 Eau de Lavande' spray which releases a soothing sent of Lavender, Eucalypus and Musk - the perfect calming spray for our bed sheets and pillows.


 

SKIN SPRAY

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THE NUE CO.

Magnesium Ease Spray, 100ml, £50, available at Net-A-Porter

This 'Magnesium Ease' spray is formulated with the perfect combination of Lavender, Arnica oils and 45mg of Magnesium to unknot tired muscles and relieve stress.

Activating over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, magnesium has long been used by athletes to combat aches and cramps - a fast way to help relax your muscles and combat your fatigue. You know after those long days sitting at your desk? Use it on your shoulders and neck for an instant relief! We swear by it.


 

CHAKRA BODY MISTS

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7 CHAKRA BODY MISTS, EACH £30, available at Aveda

Aveda have created 7 different aromatic body mists to tap into 7 different chakras, which combined represent the 7 spinning wheels of energy that affect our health, well-being and beauty. Harnessing the power of Aruyveda, the ancient healing art of India, these body mists fuse pure essential oils to balance the root chakra, the centre where we ground ourselves, and bring our entire sense of self in body and mind back into balance. They smell divine too!


 

ACUPUNCTURE

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Bed of Nails, Acupressure Mat, £70, available at Cult Beauty

Don't be scared off by this bed of nails! It really is not as scary as it seems. A proven way to banish aches and pains, the bed of nails has been used for centuries in the practice of healing and meditation and this handy mat modernises the whole concept. The non-toxic spikes (more than 8,300 of them!) help the body to rid itself of toxins and to increase blood flow, which cleverly assists the breakdown of stubborn fat groupings and relieves aches in your body at the same time - helping you to re-balance through safe acupuncture techniques. Expect a release of happy endorphins and oxytocin, which will help you stay calm and remove any negative energy. You have to try this!

 

 

SOAKS

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Mio Skincare Liquid Yoga Bath Soak, 200ml, £26, available at Mio

Mio Skincare has put some serious thought and science into this bottle for the perfect relaxing soak. What does it contain? A traditional remedy of magnesium-rich Epsom salts, Arnica, a blend of essential oils, including Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Citrus Lemon Peel Oil, Cypress Leaf Oil and Lavender, as well as moisturising Murumuru Butter and Horse Chestnut seed extract, rich in Escin plus Quercetin to boost antioxidant protection - all of which help to ease your stress and anxieties.

Normal soaks may smell good, but Liquid Yoga goes way beyond and targets your skin, boosts your Vitamin A, and actively eases your muscles.

What do you swear by to help you relax?


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