There is a case to be made that January is the most depressing month of the year. We’re back at work after the Christmas break, it’s dark, it’s cold, and we’re all attempting to change our habits for the cause of ‘new year, new me’. But if you’re feeling bluer than normal today, you’re not alone. The third Monday in January is known worldwide as ‘Blue Monday’, officially the most depressing day of the year.
But there is some hope in this bleak tunnel. We know beauty products can’t change the world, but they’ll have a pretty good go at uplifting your mood and making you feel like today could be that little bit more special.
So, rather than dread the night drawing in at 5pm, draw a bath. Rather than worry about slipping on the ice, slip into a deep sleep. And rather than threat about sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions, calm yourself with a boujie candle or oil diffuser. After all, if today is the most depressing day of the year, it can only get better!
Cowshed Relax Calming Bath and Body Oil
It’s the oldest wellness ritual in the book, but taking a long, hot, soothing bath has endless, scientifically proven, benefits. A bath can help you breathe better, relax your muscles and joints, balance your hormones, and regulate your temperature. That all sounds great, but do you know what would make it better? A few drops of Cowshed’s Relax Calming Bath and Body Oil. With lavender and eucalyptus essential oils, the oil will help you body and mind unwind while giving your skin some hydrating TLC.
NEOM Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser
There is no better way to bring the spa-vibes home than with an oil diffuser. Depending on which oil you add to your diffuser (see the next point for our recommendation), this calming mist can also have a number of benefits for uplifting your mood. NEOM’s Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser diffuses your chosen scent across the room in minutes, stimulating the senses and refreshing the air as it moves. The low-energy LED light creates a candle like glow and can be used as a night light to brighten those darker than dark nights.
Find out more ways your can introduce aromatherapy into your home here.
NEOM Perfect Night's Sleep Essential Oil Blend
January seems like the peak month for sleeping more but feeling less of the benefits. This could be partly blamed on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and partly on the quality (not quantity) of our sleep. NEOM’s Perfect Night’s Sleep Essential Oil Blend is infused with calming lavender, sweet basil, and jasmine to help you relax, unwind, and send you on your way to a better night’s sleep. Simply pour a few drops into your bath or NEOM Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser before sleeping away those January blues.
Kitsch Healing Crystal (Good Health)
January is the month of making commitments to your health. All jokes aside, if you find your plans for better physical and mental wellbeing are falling by the wayside come February, despite how much you try, you might need the help of some good vibes. Kitsch’s Healing Crystal for good health is here to bring calm, balance, and peace to your home and daily life. Made with clear quartz, which can help regulate energy, the crystal works to increase concertation whilst cleansing and revitalising your body. Keeping the crystal close to you could be the trick for helping you stick to your health promises while inviting tranquillity into your life.
BeYou Sleep Pillow Mist
Back to that gorgeous thing we call sleep. If you’re looking for an easy way to drift off at night and live your best sleep life, BeYou Sleep Pillow Mist could soon become your bedtime hero. The 100% natural formula is infused with all the essential sleep scents, from lavender and jasmine, to chamomile and ylang-ylang, to keep you feeling relaxed even while you sleep. Insider tip: if you sleep with your duvet pulled close to your face, spritz the mist over the top of your sheet to keep the scents close to you while you’re sleeping.
Want to know more about achieving a good night’s sleep? An expert told us all the inside goss, read the article here.
Smile Makers The Romantic
January is the month of staying at home thanks to Dry January being in full swing and the need to cut back on spending thanks to the indulgent month of December. What better way to fill your time at home than looking after your sexual wellness? Masturbation is proven to reduce stress, release tension, enhance sleep, and boost self-confidence, so taking a little time with Smile Makers The Romantic vibrator could be the perfect way to dust away those January blues.
Masturbation also has many beauty benefits, read them all here.
Solgar Vitamin D3
You’ll probably be already well read on the benefits of vitamin D, especially during the winter, but we’re going to tell you again because boy, it’s important! Vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, is naturally absorbed by the body during the summer months from, you guessed it, the sun. An essential vitamin for normal bodily function, vitamin D can help maintain healthy bones, teeth, and muscles, and can also help to fight off depression by regulating moods. So, if you haven’t already, add Solgar’s Vitamin D3 to your morning routine, especially in January.
Makeup Revolution Finding Balance Scented Candle
Lighting a candle when you’re feeling blue is a simple but oh so affective way of lifting your mood or calming feelings of stress. Buying a new candle in an uplifting scent is an easy way to bring the feeling of a spa into your home. The flickering light and the soft glow of a candle is thought to relax the mind and create a peaceful ambience. Try lighting Makeup Revolution’s Finding Balance Scented Candle, the summery citrus and floral scent with notes of ginger, grapefruit, and lily will boost your mood and help you think of brighter times.
Disciple Miracle Drops
Adding CBD oil to your daily routine is another way to boost your mood, both in the short and long term. Known to help ease stress and anxiety, CBD is the trending ingredient that has become an essential wellness booster. Naturally occurring and non- psychoactive, CBD can be taken both orally (on its own or diluted in water) and can be used topically to target pains and aches. If you’re new to CBD, start your dosage low with Disciple Miracle Drops 250mg and work your way to a higher dosage over a couple of months.