The best health and wellness buys to cheer yourself up

Best wellness products

by Eleanor Weaver |

Whether you're a new mum, a seasoned mumma, or currently pregnant, you can sometimes feel like you need a little healthy pick-me-up to get you through the week.

It's important to take care of yourself and indulge in some me-time, especially when you've got a little one around and let's face it - it's all about them! Mummies, we salute you and think you need a good dose of TLC this year.

Take your pick from our list of health and beauty treats to help you feel refreshed, pampered, and ready to tackle whatever comes flying your way.

The best wellness buys to give you a little boost

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, 75ml

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, 75ml
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Deep sleep, is there anything you deserve more? You're a hard-working mumma in need of a break, and this deep sleep pillow spray is a luxurious treat you will thank yourself for buying. Simply spritz it over your pillow before you go to bed and you'll enjoy a more peaceful night's sleep. 97 per cent of those tested slept better than normal and we're not surprised. The calming super blend of Lavender, Vetivert, and Camomile really does smell heavenly.

Hilltop Manuka MGO 50+ Honey Jar, 225g

Hilltop Manuka MGO 50+ Honey Jar 225g
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Nicknamed 'nature's liquid gold', Manuka honey is an amazing superfood, buzzing with benefits. With its antibiotic qualities, Manuka honey can be used as a face mask for beauty, skincare including eczema, and dermatitis, and for soothing a sore throat. We just think it tastes great too! Enjoy the smooth and creamy texture in different recipes.

Neals Yard Remedies Mother's Balm, 120g

Neals Yard Remedies Mother's Balm, 120g

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Mother's Balm from Neals Yard is an old favourite in the mummy world, and if you haven't indulged in a pot yet, now is the time. The balm is deeply moisturising and leaves your skin at its softest after use. Not only does it feel and smell divine, our panel of mum testers at the Mother&Baby Awards reported that it kept stretch marks away during pregnancy. The balm does take a while to absorb, but once it seeps in, you are left with the benefits of soft and supple skin all day long. Indulge in the new year with this mummy-friendly balm.

Read the full tried and tested review by mums here.

Papier Joy Wellness Journal

Papier Joy Wellness Journal

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Taking time for yourself can be tricky, but just dedicating a few moments to journal each day can help put your thoughts out on paper, set intentions for the day, and feel better within. We particularly love the Papier Joy Wellness Journal, not just because it comes in a variety of colours and options to customise, but also because it includes 12-weeks of pages for reflecting on your mindful goals, habits, meals, water intake, sleep, and the things you’re grateful for.

Twinings Superblends Calm Tea, 80 Teabags

Twinings Superblends Calm Tea
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Suffering from 'baby brain'? Give yourself the time to find a moment of clarity with Twinings Superblends Calm Tea. With spiced camomile, vanilla, and roasted chicory root, the smooth softly sweet and delicately spiced infusion is warming and comforting, perfect to rebalance at the end of a hectic day. The blend also includes a Niacin (Vitamin B3) which helps contribute to normal psychological function.

Oh Mumma New Mum Essentials Box

Oh Mumma New Mum Essentials Box

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Worth £84, the New Mumma Essential Box was designed to provide mums with little moments to make self-care easy... sign us up! This beauty box was curated by two beauty experts (and mums) to help tired mothers feel the love and feel seen with the best products they deserve. This set includes the Pai Skincare Middlemist Seven (50ml) Camellia & Rose Gentle Cream Cleanser + Cloth, Sunday Riley Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil, Pop Mask Starry Eyes Mask, Bloom & Blossom Wonder Worker, Inc.Redible Lip Cheek & Eye Tint Stick, Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, and beautiful Rosemood Note Cards.

Want to give this as a gift to a new mum in your life? There's an option to personalise the box when you place your order.

Eva Naturals Organic Castor Oil, 2oz

Eva Naturals Organic Castor Oil
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Castor oil is a completely natural oil that is quite frankly a miracle worker. Applying it to your eyelashes in particular will stimulate growth for long, luscious lashes and it's also super healthy for your hair and eyebrows. The oil can be used virtually anywhere, to smoothe skin, reduce blemishes, and also strengthen your nails. There's nothing castor oil can't help with, and given how cheap it is to buy, we think it's more than worth it.

ALASKA BEAR 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

ALASKA BEAR 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase
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If you want to wake up feeling as fresh as a daisy, it's worth investing in silk pillowcases. Dermatologists recommend the natural, hypoallergenic, soft silk for hair and face protection, as it is less scratchy and coarse on skin than cotton or linens. It's great for preventing morning bed head, dry skin, and wrinkles, and is sure to feel lovely and smooth against your skin as you drift off to sleep.
Plus, we love that it comes a huge range of colours to suit your existing bedding and bedroom colour scheme, and comes with a silk scrunchie included in the set.

Typo Premium Drink It Up Bottle

Typo Premium Drink It Up Bottle

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Aim to up your water intake with this one litre water bottle, complete with an easy-to-carry handle, rubber grip and built-in straw for easy sipping. Simple refill once during the day and you'd have met your hydration needs.

We also love the range of colours and sleeve patterns available to choose from: there's Striped Basil, Striped Brown, Floral Pop Pink, Polka Skyscraper (Blue), Floral Tropical Peach, Polka Pale Lilac, Polka Spring Mint, Striped Black, and Wave Dusty Lilac.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 118ml

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 118ml

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Forget the gritty scrubs that can irritate your skin and get in your eyes, liquid exfoliators do the same job but in a smoother, more effective way. Plus, we think they feel great! If your skin needs a pick-me-up, we recommend the
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. You can expect a reduction in the appearance of redness, blemishes, and pore size, and your skin’s texture will be smoother and softer - just like your baby's bum!

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, we'd recommend contacting your GP or Midwife first in regards to the ingredients to see if this particular liquid exfoliant can be used.

Methun 3D Printed Moon Lamp

Methun 3D Printed Moon Lamp
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Yet another sleep-aid, this moon lamp is quite magical. If you're looking to sleep better this year, and you're sensitive to bright lights and blue light in your room, the moon lamp could be a great alternative. With adjustable colour and brightness, the wireless lamp can turn from white (just like the moon) to a warmer, soft white. It's such a soothing addition to your bedroom and is sure to improve your sleeping patterns. You can even buy one for your baby's room too.

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother

The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother
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Jam packed full of recipes and health advice for new mums, this amazing book is based on the lost art of caring for mum after birth. Author Heng Ou believes that while the first forty days after giving birth are primarily for bonding with your baby, they are also for healing your body - rather than being expected to 'bounce back' straight away. A fascinating read!

Nakd Drizzled Chocolish Mixed Case Selection - Case of 24 Bars

Nakd Drizzled Chocolish Mixed Case Selection - Case of 24 Bars
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Nakd's Drizzled Chocolish Bars are relatively new 100 per cent natural fruit and nut bars are a great way of having a healthy snack whilst feeling like you're indulging on a little treat. They come in four flavours - toffee, raspberry, peanut, and double chocolate - and are genuinely delicious. They're suitable for vegans, count as one of your five a day, and are ideal for on-the-go snacking or for popping in your little one's lunch box.

ESPA Restful Bath and Body Oil, 100ml

ESPA Restful Bath and Body Oil 100ml

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If you're a sucker for a bath and want to make the most of the (limited) time you have in the tub, we'd recommend ESPA Restful Bath and Body Oil for its mindful blend that'll help to soothe the body and senses. Simply add a few drops to your bath and enjoy the relaxing aromas of lavender, clary sage and bergamot that'll help you to wind-down and feel nice and calm.
Think time for a bath is out of the question? This product can be used as a body oil to nourish your skin with the Botanical Lipids rich in Omegas 6 and 9 reinforcing your natural moisture barrier, ensuring supple, soft-touch results.

STYLPRO 4-in-1 Facial Steamer

STYLPRO 4-in-1 Facial Steamer

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You may not have the time or budget for treatments each month, but with the STYLPRO 4-in-1 Facial Steamer, you can bring the spa experience into your own home. With four built-in beautifying functions, you can use this device to steam your face, heat towels, infuse, or humidify any room. Producing an ionic mist, the facial steamer is light and hydrating, permeating into the skin's pores to help rejuvenate your skin. Perfect for a little pick-me-up!

Vitabiotics Ultra Vitamin D3 Tablets

Vitabiotics Ultra Vitamin D3 Tablets
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If you live in the UK, it's extremely likely that you're deficient in Vitamin D thanks to the turbulent British weather and sporadic sunshine. Vitamin D plays a truly remarkable role in the body and is important for so many things, from normal function of the immune system, to normal muscle function. The Government advice is that you should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement during the autumn and winter months, and the Vitabiotics Ultra Vitamin D3 Tablets provide an optimal dosage to help put a spring back in your step.

As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Mama Lavender, Eucalyptus & Ylang Ylang Unwind Set

Mama Lavender, Eucalyptus & Ylang Ylang Unwind Set

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Another cute gifting set for you or another mum in your life, this set has everything you need to enjoy a moment of calm. The set includes a super cute pink mug with 'Mama' script, a soft eye mask to 'relax', and a rollerball scented with relaxing lavender, eucalyptus, and ylang ylang. This sounds like a dreamy night in to us.

Lime & Basil Hurricane Candle by Hotel Collection

Lime & Basil Hurricane Candle

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Aldi's candle range is serving us Jo Malone without the price tag. Fill your home with the luxurious scent of lime and basil with this large four wick candle with a long burn and intense fragrance. With quality and value packed into one, we're sure it'll smell even more amazing as a result. One reviewer said, "Love this candle! Smells great and looks good. Great value for money with the size and so far it’s burning down evenly."

Pour Moi Dusk Satin Pyjama Set

Dusk Satin Pyjama Set

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Buying a new outfit always makes us feel great, and that’s why we can’t get enough of this gorgeous pyjama set that'll make you feel super stylish without compromising on comfort. Designed in premium satin, the classically tailored pyjama top features a stylish shawl collar and button-down front with an elasticated waist trouser. Perfect for sleeping or lounging, it comes in colours berry, black, teal, and mink, and sizes 8 to 22.

My Expert Midwife Soak For Bits

My Expert Midwife Soak For Bits

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Shortlisted at the Mother&Baby Awards 2022 for Best New Mum/ Maternity Skincare Products

This 100 per cent naturally derived, Midwife-developed soak is made with premium Epsom salts, which instantly disperse in warm bath water, blended with essential oils of tea tree and calendula, for their anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and of bergamot, which aids relaxation. It also contains added arnica to help bruising and swelling which makes it an essential for your first few days and weeks postpartum recovery routine.

Read our full review from our mum testers here.

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