If there was ever a time to invest in a mood-boosting beauty buy, it’s now. Whether social distancing has you stressed out and talking to the walls, the vacation you’ve been looking forward to has been canceled, or you’ve had to postpone your big day, we’re all struggling to keep calm and carry on. There’s nothing quite like treating yourself to a few small luxuries to release those feel-good endorphins, and these eight products are just the ticket.
The Shower Gel
Wash away the day whilst giving your body an uplifting boost with this indulgent bath and shower savior from Cowshed. Infused with pure essential oils that are proven to leave you feeling exhilarated and stimulated – including mandarin, bitter orange, and grapefruit – it stimulates the senses and nourishes to give you silky soft, smooth skin and put a big smile on your face.
Cowshed ‘Replenish Uplifting Bath & Shower Gel’
The Body Scrub
Scrub away your inner grump with REN’s anti-fatigue body buffer. Loading skin with a blend of natural uplifters rosemary and geranium oils alongside Epsom salts, magnesium, and Atlantic kelp to de-stress the body and mind, it not only rids you of dry and dead skin, but also a bad mood. Win-win.
REN ‘Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub’
The Bath Bomb
Nothing beats a mood-boosting soak, especially one that adds a fun dose of fizz to your bathing routine. This bath bomb from Lush is bursting with berry goodness and uplifting ingredients such as lemongrass, bergamot, and neroli oil to brighten your day. Simply sink in, soak, and smile.
Lush ‘Blackberry Bath Bomb’
This cream does just as its name suggests, and a whopping 92 percent of users 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 nourishes and deeply hydrates from top to toe thanks to skin-loving shea butter and softening argan oil.
Neom ‘Great Day Body & Hand Lotion’
The Body Mist
This mood-enhancing mist from Aveda draws on Ayurvedic principles to clear blocked chakras and promote inner well-being. 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 as well as flower and plant essences, this pick-me-up also happens to smell sublime.
Aveda ‘Chakra 6 Feel Insight’ Body Mist
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 cedarwood, its warming scent will rid you of any frosty feelings in a flash.
Rituals ‘the Ritual of Happy Buddha’ Candle
The Quick Fix
Turn that frown upside down with Aromatherapy Associates’ handy reviving roller-oil. Developed with a highly concentrated blend of all-natural essential oils, it combines mood-lifting cardamom with anxiety-soothing clary sage, emotion-balancing geranium, and relieving frankincense to revive the senses and lift the spirit. Perfectly portable for whenever you need a quick mood-boosting fix.
Aromatherapy Associates ‘Inner Strength Roller Ball’
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 has been proven to promote a positive state of mind, enhance emotional well-being, and calm frayed nerves. Simply mix it into your morning coffee or smoothie, and let it work its magic.
Moon Juice ‘Spirit Dust’ Supplement