January is, without a doubt, the most gloomy month of them all – it’s when our bodies attempt to recover after the holiday season, resolutions are broken, and travel plans seem like a distant pipe dream. If the start of the new year has 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, and these seven mood-boosting beauty buys are just the ticket.
The Bath and 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 Fortitude’ Bath and Shower Oil
The Body Scrub
Scrub away your inner grump with Cowshed’s mood-boosting body buffer. Loading skin with a citrusy splash of mandarin and grapefruit oils – both natural uplifters that are amazing for boosting circulation – it not only rids you of dry and dead skin, but also of a bad mood. Win-win.
Cowshed ‘Grumpy Cow Uplifting Shower Scrub’
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 such as zesty lime, bright lemon myrtle, and neroli oil to brighten your day. Simply sink in, soak, and smile.
Lush ‘Cheer up Buttercup’ 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.
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