January is, without a doubt, the most gloomy and miserable month of them all. It’s when resolutions are broken, our bodies attempt to recover after the holiday season, and we’re even subjected to a rainy spell (or two). If January’s got you feeling down, it’s time to turn things around. In fact, there’s nothing quite like treating yourself to a few small luxuries to release those feel-good endorphins. These seven mood-boosting beauty buys are just what the doctor ordered to banish those blues away.
The Bath & Shower Oil
Wash away the day whilst giving your body an uplifting boost with this indulgent bath and shower oil from Elemis. Infused with 11 pure essential oils that are proven to leave you feeling exhilarated and stimulated, including vetiver, rose pepper, and frankincense, it also contains nourishing amaranth and bacuri oils to leave skin silky soft and smooth.
Elemis ‘Life Elixirs Embrace Bath and Shower Elixir’
AED267 / SAR273
The Body Scrub
Turn that frown upside down and scrub away your inner grump with Cowshed’s mood-boosting body buffer. Loading skin with a citrusy splash of mandarin and grapefruit oils (strong natural uplifters that are also amazing for boosting circulation), it not only rids you of dry, dead skin but of a bad mood too.
Cowshed ‘Grumpy Cow Uplifting Shower Scrub’
AED97 / SAR99
The Bath Bomb
Nothing beats a mood-boosting soak, especially one that includes a bright burst of sunshine. Adding a fun dose of fizz to your bathing routine, this bath bomb from Lush is jam-packed with uplifting ingredients, including zesty lime, bright lemon myrtle, and neroli oil to brighten your day. Simply sink in, soak, and smile.
Lush ‘Cheer up Buttercup Bath Bomb’
AED36.75 / SAR38
This cream does just as its name suggests, and a whopping 92 percent of users would agree, saying they instantly felt better as it brightened their bodies from the inside out. Infused with Neom’s ‘happy’ scent (made from 100 percent natural ingredients) and eight essential oils purposefully blended to lift your mood, it also nourishes and deeply hydrates from top to toe thanks to skin-loving Shea butter and softening argan oil.
Neom ‘Great Day Body & Hand Lotion’
AED119 / SAR122
The Body Mist
This mood-enhancing mist from Aveda draws on Ayurvedic principles to clear blocked chakras and promote inner wellbeing. In particular, it works on the intuition chakra, helping rid you of negative thoughts and feelings whilst leaving you mentally strong, rebalanced, and reconnected with yourself. A blissful blend of pure essential oils and flower and plant essences, it also smells sublime, providing the perfect pick-me-up with just a spritz.
The Home Scent
Inspired by the Laughing Buddha – a famous monk known in Ancient China to spread happiness wherever he went – this candle will infuse your home with, you guessed it, pure happiness. With sweet orange and the mood-enhancing power of cedar wood, its warming scent will rid you of any frosty feelings in a flash.
The Super Supplement
Just one small spoon of this super supplement every day is bound to keep those blues at bay. Alchemized with a blend of uplifting super-herbs and mushrooms, it’s been proven to promote a positive state of mind, enhance emotional wellbeing, and calm frayed nerves. Simply mix into your morning coffee or your smoothie and let it work its mood magic.
Moon Juice ‘Spirit Dust’
AED186 / SAR190