Monday 7 December 2015

Festive Forget Me-Nots

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…….We wish! All mums know the reality; convincing over-excited children to get some sleep before the big day, wrapping presents late into the night and stressing over last minute food preparations.

This year, make sure you are prepared for Christmas Eve by pre-empting any of the classic problems, so you can tuck yourself in with the confidence that it is going to be a joyful day ahead.

To help you out, we have put together the following festive forget-me-nots, for a Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

For energy support as you wrap more presents than Santa’s Elves
Perfect for those who jam-pack their Christmas Eve, Emergen-C offers a double hit of energy release and immunity support1 in handy fast dissolving, wallet-sized sachets. Packing 1000mg of Vitamin C to support the immune system’s normal function and 6 B vitamins for energy release Emergenc-C costs £4.99 for a pack of 8 and is available from Boots stores nationwide. For further information visit

For the un-expected guest?
Whether it’s you brother who has just announced his bringing his new girlfriend to Christmas day lunch or your Aunty deciding to pop by on a whim, at Christmas we extend goodwill to all mankind and welcome all guests no matter how unexpected they are! To help ensure you are the hostess-with-the-mostess Lloyds Pharmacy have got last minute gifts wrapped up! Who wouldn’t like this Baylis & Harding Jojoba, Silk & Almond Oil Slipper Set? Containing soothing a Foot Lotion, Foot Soak Crystals and a comfy pair of White Faux Fur Slippers you can find it in your local high street branch for £9.99

For that moment you see the ‘Batteries not included’ label
It’s 11 O’clock on the night before Christmas and as you prepare the stockings you realise that must have toy MUST have batteries and you are all out! Avoid the hunt for the nearest open convenience store on Christmas morning and be sure to stock up in advance this year.

For a silent night
If the excitement of the festive period has made the kid’s bedtime a nightmare before Christmas and the stress of preparing for the big day means you can’t switch off, why not try an essential oil? Sweet and floral with a medium strength initial aroma, soothing essential oils have been found to be very beneficial for supporting relaxation. Add a couple of drops to your pre-bedtime bath such as Lavender Pure Essential Oil £11.39, available from Holland & Barrett Stores and online

For those sticky moments
If you have left the present wrapping to the last minute, the last thing you want to do is run around the house, looking for something sticky to substitute when you run out of tape! Make sure you buy a fresh roll in advance, so you don’t end up in a sticky situation.

For Santa
Make sure you stay clear of Santa’s naughty list by leaving out a mince pie. If Santa happens to be Gluten free he might like to try Lovemore’s Gluten Free Mince Pies. Available at Holland & Barrett for £2.89 for a pack of 4 these mouth-watering pies are a delicious festive treat. Made with shortcrust pastry and deep-filled mincemeat they contain no artificial colours or flavour.

For when the hard work is done
After all the hard work is done and you’re ready to unwind be sure to treat yourself for your hard work with a Midnight Mud Mask such as Dr. Organic Dead Sea Mineral Bio-Plasma Mud Mask,Organic Dead Sea Mineral salt and Dead Sea Mud have a long history of skin purifying and health promoting properties, so in combination with a blend of bioactive, natural and organic extracts, such as Kaolin, Plankton Extract and Algae Extract, this face mask penetrates deep into the pores, effectively removing excess oil and impurities, whilst stimulating new cell regeneration. Great for helping your skin to feel festively fresh. £7.99 from Holland & Barrett.