The natural way to brighten your smile, L.A. Pacific is the world’s first enzymatic whitening toothpaste. Featuring a clever enzyme complex that interacts with the sugars in your mouth to create a natural bleach in the form of low levels of organically-produced hydrogen peroxide, it banishes 82% of stains in just two minutes. An enamel-safe formula, which causes zero tooth sensitivity, each of the three blends is made with vegan-friendly ingredients – think pacific sea salt and natural optical filters. Just be sure to use it without water to allow the enzymes to work their magic.
Drowsy Sleep Co.
If you struggle with your sleep, this is the brand to keep on your radar. Started by two brothers with first-hand experience of insomnia, Drowsy Sleep Co. offers some of the best sleep sprays we’ve ever tried. The brothers wanted to develop a natural alternative to pharmaceutical sleep medication and the result is two different blends – Sleep Zen, the ultimate antidote to stressful days, packed with 100% natural, non-synthetic oils to calm busy minds; and Sleep SOS, formulated to target the key areas of problem sleep. Both sprays have been designed to trigger smell receptors on your brain, helping you feel less stressed, more relaxed and sleepier. Trust us, this stuff really works.
Whether you’re lacking inspiration for WFH lunches or simply need a health kick in the run up to the festive period, Tyme has you covered. Offering pre-prepared plant-based breakfasts, main meals and snacks in eco-friendly glass jars (a first in the food industry), Tyme delivers directly to your doorstep. There’s something for everyone on the menu – think chia pots and bircher muesli for breakfast, and countless layered salads for something heartier, all of which are packed with grains, vegetables and a serving of healthy fats. Each meal’s macros are cleverly displayed on top of each jar, too, making it easy to keep your nutrition on track.
GP Nutrition Immunity
We’ve long been fans of GP Nutrition’s supplement blends, each of which is pre-portioned into handy sachets, and Immunity, the latest addition to the line-up, doesn’t disappoint. The seven-day kit combines daily capsules, a superfood drink and a probiotic to give you a nutritional boost, giving you your daily dose of vitamins D, C and B12 as well as zinc and gut-supporting bacteria. Whether you’re feeling under the weather or are merely looking to stay on top of your immunity, this seven-day pack will fast become your winter health go-to.
In the midst of a global health crisis, hand sanitiser has swiftly become an essential, but not all were created equal. For style and sustainability, look to HAAN, which offers deliciously-scented hand gels in refillable eco-friendly packaging. Killing 99.99% of germs with a unique aloe-vera based formula, the blends will keep you safe on-the-go – choose from five different scents, ranging from the delicate Sunset Fleur to the fresh notes of Morning Glory. Each refill pack guarantees 400 uses, extending the life of a HAAN spray over three times, making it a win for you and the planet.
Aroma Active Laboratories
From the team behind Aromatherapy Associates, Aroma Active Laboratories is one of this year’s most hyped wellness launches. Offering essential oil-fuelled products to calm body and mind, the range has been designed to be accessible for all, with prices starting from just £8. The line-up has four core pillars: Soothe, to calm sensitive skin; Muscle, ideal for post-workout recovery; SOS, quick-fix products for when you’re feeling run down; and Sleep. We’ve got our eye on the Muscle Recovery Soak, a blend of rosemary, turmeric, ginger and cinnamon, and the SOS Forehead Balm, ideal for laptop-induced headaches.
Bala The Power Ring
Bala, who’s pastel-hued ankle weights quickly became the workout accessory of 2020, has just unveiled its latest piece of kit, The Power Ring. A versatile ten-pound (4.5kg) ring that can be used for 75+ unique movements, the options really are endless – think of it as the new resistance band. You can hold, swing, press or squat with the ring for an easy way to tone your body. Lighter than your average kettlebell, it’s easier to manoeuvre, and works well with countless workout regimes, whether you’re into HIIT, Pilates or barre.
AMLY Essential Oils
Transform your home into a wellbeing sanctuary with AMLY’s new Crystal Diffuser. Each diffuser is housed in a chic ceramic bowl and holds either rose quartz or fluorite crystals – simply pour your chosen essential oil blend over the crystals and inhale the calming aroma. Our top oil picks include Ground, designed to shield against environmental pollutants and stressors, and Hearten, which brings together rose, jasmine and neroli to promote positivity, balance and peace. Plus, unlike other diffusers, there’s no need for heat, water or electricity, making them adaptable and suitable for use anywhere – from your bathroom to living room.
Told in a witty and thought-provoking manner, this graphic novel from best-selling author Philippa Perry is based on a case study of therapist Pat and her barrister client, James. Working through the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and breakthroughs of each session over the course of a year, this beautifully illustrated book is accompanied by illuminating footnotes that shed light on therapy. If you have a friend who’s going through therapy or a loved one struggling with their mental health, consider this a thoughtful Christmas gift.
Neal’s Yard Virtual Therapies
Take an hour out of your day to unwind with Neal’s Yard, who are now offering an impressive selection of virtual therapies. Treat yourself to some TLC with an online reiki session, or consider booking in for a guided one-to-one hypnotherapy if you’re burning the candle at both ends. There’s something for everyone – from life coaching to guided massage techniques and yoga sessions. Struggling to decide? We recommend a 60-minute private meditation session, designed to guide you into a meditative state, giving you space you observe your thoughts and feelings.