With life very much back to its normal, frenetic pace, it can be easy to forget to take a moment now and again to catch your breath.
Whether you’re back to juggling the school run and commuting, or re-adjusting to a busy social life, sometimes it can be hard to squeeze in that all important ‘me time’.
But putting aside a moment of self-care every day can not only make you feel good – it can also make you look better, too.
That’s according to British beauty brand Aromatherapy Associates, which is leading the wellbeing charge this summer with a two week ‘Self-Care Challenge’.
And as far as social media challenges go, this one sounds pretty appealing.
Lifestyle bloggers and TikTok stars are already jumping on board, from Shannon Williams to Amber Rozzario – here’s how YOU can get involved too.
MAKING THE SMALL MOMENTS COUNT
The Aromatherapy Associates Summer Self-Care Kit
Research suggests a self-care routine can not only help to relieve the pressures of everyday life, it can also reduce stress and anxiety, improve concentration, boost our energy levels and increase happiness – not to mention the potential health benefits.**
Injecting more self-care moments into your day doesn’t require a whole new to-do list – you can even do it from your desk.
It can be as simple as turning your morning shower, evening bath or journey to and from work into opportunities for a wellbeing reset.
Aromatherapy Associates aims to make it even easier with its 14 Day Self-Care Challenge.
The brand has put together a Summer Self-Care Kit, featuring a collection of products from its Revive range, created to help you feel invigorated, uplifted and achieve that lust-worthy summer glow.
Packed with naturally energising grapefruit, juniper berry and rosemary essential oils, Revive products all boast a deliciously sweet and spicy, citrus-infused scent – think summer in a bottle!
The Aromatherapy Associates Summer Self-Care Kit is better than half price at just £60, worth £128.50 and includes its ‘pick me up’ Revive Body Oil (£48 for 100ml), which helps to combat day-to-day fatigue.
There’s also a Revive Miniature Exfoliator (£12.50), designed to help brighten and smooth skin, as well as a Revive Miniature Shower Oil (£10) and Revive Miniature Bath & Shower Oil (£12).
The toning Revive Dry Body Brush (£26) featuring natural Agave Cactus bristles, completes the set, so you can brush, scrub and moisturise your way to glowing summer skin.
And with summer holiday season in full swing, the set comes in a handy Aromatherapy Associates’ Luxe Clear Travel Washbag (£20), making packing toiletries for your next trip a doddle.
For a limited time, MailOnline readers can pick up the kit – worth £128.50 – for just £60, with the added bonus of free delivery. Click HERE to buy yours now!
Not only that, readers who buy the kit will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win £1,000 worth of Aromatherapy Associates goodies.
THE 14 DAY SELF-CARE CHALLENGE – GET INVOLVED!
Get ready for two weeks of wellness
Ready to roll up your sleeves and jump on the wellness train?
All you have to do is use your Aromatherapy Associates products for two weeks and share your experience on social media, tagging @aromatherapyassociates and using the hashtags #AA14 and #MomentsOfReset.
You’ll be in good company alongside some of our favourite TikTok stars, with Shannon Williams, Amber Rozzario and Erim Kaur among the bloggers taking the time for some self-care.
And newly qualified community nurse Flo (@nursingwithflo), is loving how it’s making her feel so far.
‘To destress after a long shift I’ve been doing Aromatherapy Associates’ 14 day self-care challenge’ she says. ‘I’ve been using the de-stress range to calm down after a long day at work and the essential oils in each product just make me feel so relaxed, so replenished and makes my skin feel absolutely amazing.
‘All the products feel so luxurious and I’ll definitely be keeping them in my self-care routine.’
So why not join her and find your #MomentsOfReset?
14 DAYS TO BOSSING SELF CARE WITH AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES
The Aromatherapy Associates Summer Self-Care Kit includes everything you need to feel your best
Day 1: Get the week off to an invigorating start! Take an energising morning shower using Aromatherapy Associates’ Revive Shower Oil, and spend a minute savouring it’s refreshing, uplifting, citrussy scent.
Day 2: It’s exfoliation day! Massage your Revive Miniature Exfoliator in circular motions all over the body, buffing away and removing dead skin cells, then rinse (you can do this in the shower if easier). Follow up with your Revive Body Oil.
Day 3: Happy hump day! Take a rejuvenating bath with the Revive Bath & Shower Oil. Pour the oil into your hands and rub it over your torso, shoulders & lower back before submerging into a warm bath. Glass of wine optional.
Give your skin a once-over with the Revive Dry Body Brush before applying the Revive Body Oil
Day 4: Exercise is great for our wellbeing! Pop your Revive Miniature Shower Oil in your gym bag and reward yourself after a workout with a luxurious, refreshing and hydrating shower. Spend a couple of minutes gently cleansing your body with the rich oil-to-milk formulation, allowing it to envelop your skin in hydration.
Day 5: Get weekend-ready! Give your skin a once-over with the Revive Dry Body Brush to encourage the renewal of fresh, healthy skin cells, before applying your Revive Body Oil.
Day 6: Saturday self-care! After a busy few days, make an effort to spend some time outdoors and reconnect with nature. If you’re going away for the night, don’t forget to pack your handy Aromatherapy Associates Travel Washbag.
Day 7: Reset at the end of the week! While getting undressed at the end of the day, spend two minutes massaging Revive Body Oil into your limbs.
Don’t forget to share your daily experience on social media tagging @aromatherapyassociates and using the hashtags #AA14 #MomentsOfReset.
Shop the Aromatherapy Associates Summer Self-Care Kit HERE!
AN ETHICAL BRAND WITH SUSTAINABILITY AT ITS CORE
Since it was launched by founders Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey back in 1985, Aromatherapy Associates has won more than 100 beauty awards
Since it was launched by founders Geraldine Howard and Sue Beechey back in 1985, Aromatherapy Associates has won more than 100 beauty awards.
Understandably, it’s since been named the world’s best aromatherapy brand* and is stocked in some of the most prestigious spas, hotels and department stores.
Having started out as therapists, the passionate duo trained under Micheline Arcier, who studied the practice of aromatherapy with its original pioneers, Marguerite Maury and Jean Valnet M.D.
Part of the brand’s ethos is using natural, sustainably sourced vegan ingredients to create luxurious bath, body and home fragrance collections that harness the power of aromatherapy to help you feel great and look great.
Its unique essential oil blends are hand-crafted by master blenders in London, designed to be naturally uplifting, therapeutic and energising.
So it’s fair to say that when it comes to wellness we’re in safe hands.
*Winner of the World’s Best Aromatherapy Brand- awarded at the Global Spa Awards in 2021.