L-Theanine and Lemon Balm

Stress & Anxiety – L-Theanine and Lemon Balm

For about the past year I have been suffering from occasional anxiety attacks. I am not sure what started them or why I get them but when they happen it’s horrible and so I have been looking in to ways to alleviate them.

Although I know nothing can 100% promise to help I have tried rescue sprays in the past which have helped sometimes, plus it is always nice to know you have something on hand should you need it.

Due to my love of family run Viridian Nutrition I turned to them to see if they had a product that could help with anxiety and/or stress. Of course they did! They recommended their L-Theanine and Lemon Balm, which they advised I should take twice daily for a month to aid my occasional attacks.

L-Theanine and Lemon Balm L-Theanine and Lemon Balm

It is well publicised that L-Theanine and Lemon Balm are great for dealing with stress and anxiety, so with just these ingredients alone I had high hopes for the product.

I have now been taking these for a few weeks and although I knew they wouldn’t be an overnight miracle cure they have certainly seemed to lessen the intensity and frequency of the attacks.

These tablets retail at £14.95 for 30 (here) which I think it fairly reasonably considering the benefits.

Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you have any tips for dealing with attacks?

Washi Cloths

Washi Skin Polishing Kit

I swear by my Liz Earle muslin clothes. Never before has removing make-up, face masks and cleansers been so simple. Previously I would be splashing water all around the bathroom and soaking my hair.. but now I just don’t have that problem!

The only thing I find is that something the muslin cloth just isn’t adequate enough at taking off some heavier products, I also find that is stains really easily and despite washing it can never quite get it looking clean again.

So, when I heard about Washi I thought it might be the answer to my prayers!

Washi Cloths

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Nakd Cocoa Orange

Nakd Cocoa Orange

Nakd Cocoa Orange
Do you reach that point in the afternoon where you start debating climbing under your desk and having a nap? That was me today, so I decided to nip to the newsagents to get something to revive me.

Alongside my Lucozade (Pink Lemonade, what else?) I grabbed this Nakd Cocoa Orange bar. Retailing at approx. 88p, although that varies in locations, this bar of utter divineness is dairy, gluten and wheat free. It is also one of your 5 a day – which is brilliant news for somebody who really needs to eat more fruit and veg!
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Soak Yourself Soaps

SOAK Yourself

As I explained in my previous post, Smiths of Jersey, it was recently my Nan’s birthday and I decided to take to the internet and hunt down some unique products from brands that I might not otherwise have heard of to give as a gift.

My search firstly led me to Smiths of Jersey, then on to SOAK Yourself.

I will admit to having heard of this company before, as I tried and reviewed one of their Bath Ritual Recipe Kits previously.

However my search directed me in the way of their handmade artisan soaps.

These soaps are made with 100% natural ingredients and no petroleum, mineral oils, parabens, palm oil or artificial fragrances. I am recently more concerned about products being natural and not containing so many ‘bad’ ingrediants so I found this really positive.

Soak Yourself Soaps

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Smiths of Jersey

Smiths of Jersey

It was recently my Nan’s birthday and I spent ages fussing over what to buy her. My main problem is that anything that she wants she buys; this leaves me without a wish list to peruse.

I decided to take to the internet and hunt down some unique products from brands that I might not otherwise have heard of.

My search firstly led me to Smiths of Jersey.

Created by Sue, Smiths of Jersey is a company based in Jersey – surprisingly! Their products are organic and have acquired the highest accolade from Ecocert to achieve full certification on all of their beauty products as being natural and organic.

I am sure you agree this is great news and means that you know their products will be great for your skin – or that of others if you are giving their products as a gift like me.

The product I decided to purchase for my Nan’s birthday is their Marine Rich Detoxifying Bath & Shower Wash. This product is rich in organic barley sprout floral water, with detoxifying and toning marine extracts and papaya extracts.

Smiths of Jersey

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