And … RELAX

Live mindfully. Go for a walk. Practise yoga. Meditate. And enjoy some me-time with carefully selected products.

All lychee and bergamot, redcurrant and rose, freesia and vanilla (swooningly lovely scents here), I am Sassy is a great range for a spoil-yourself session at home. Priced from R29. Details: dealz.co.za

We’re completely enamoured with the William Dabs range at Checkers, and the new Spa range is heavenly. Great packaging, brilliant ingredients and products, exceptionally well priced. What’s not to love? A body scrub and butter, foaming handwash and dry oil spray, bath oil and soak … the full home spa treatment. From R44.99 to R69.99, exclusive to Checkers.

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Aah, spa! This Clarins Relax Body Treatment Oil – with 100 per cent plant extracts – sooths, replenishes and relaxes, relieving stress and fatigue. R615 from your Clarins stockist.

TheraNaka has a range of hydrating, silky-textured body oils which can be used neat on the skin, or added to running water into your bath. Local and lovely, there’s this African Earth Body Oil (safe to use while pregnant) as well as Peace, Recharge, and Vigour options. R226 each from theranaka.co.za

Mood enhancers? Yes please. Biomedcan has three products we’re stocking up on. MOOD promises to assist in improving one’s mood, decreasing anxiety, stress, depression, mood swings and PMS, without having a sedative effect. MIND can assist in improving memory and concentration, increasing brain clarity and energy levels and gives a feeling of upliftment. There’s SLEEP CBD Capsules … and who doesn’t need a good night’s sleep? R459 each. Details: biomedcan.co.za

Inner-peace. Hurt-less. Energize-me. We love the names as much as the product. This Bellabaci Soul Food range of aromatherapy creams is wonderful. So’s the Cape Town brand … ‘In our Utopia, we’d want a world that smells divine, silky soft skin for those who want it, healthy happy bodies for everyone, no exception, and products that simply do what they promise to do’. Love! R790 from bellabaci.com

Diego dalla Palma Professional, a paraben-free, dermo-cosmeceutical skincare brand, is new on our beauty radar. This Dandelion Orange Blossom Jelly Scrub, with a soft gel-texture, creates a heat sensation when applied to the skin, has sugar crystals which gently remove keratinized cells and impurities, improving the transport of oxygen to the cells, leaving your skin hydrated, radiant and smooth. R520. Details: 021-701-2900 for your closest stockist.

Real treats at reasonable prices … we’re devotees of the Morlage & Yorke range and love this Lemongrass & Verbena scented Hand & Body Lotion and Hand Wash, R84.95 each from @Home.

A long soak in a hot tub (not to full, though!) … bliss. New in the Earthsap range, Wild Rose & Lavender Bath Salts, R79.95 from wellnesswarehouse.com

 

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