Sleep is essential for all of us. However many people including me often find it hard to fall asleep or
tend to wake up during the night. Now help is at hand, thanks to Swedish based company WellBeMed who have recently launched the fab WellBeSleep® Shots and WellBeSleep® Bar. Products are innovative in format, beautifully packaged and they taste lovely, too.
“We wanted to create healthy, well documented products that can help against lifestyle-related health problems. Both WellBeSleep® products were developed with the aim of becoming part of people’s evening bedtime routines. Using one of nature’s own resources, lemon balm, we were able to create delicious products that help people wind down before bedtime,” says Victoria Lagnevik, WellBeMed MD.
WellBeSleep® shots and WellBeSleep® dark chocolate/oat bar all contain lemon balm, a herb used over the centuries for its calming effect. Mixed with hops, this helps create the best possible conditions for falling asleep. The WellBeSleep® Bar is made from oats and oat fibre, also beneficial to your health. It is recommended to eat and drink the WellBeSleep® products thirty minutes before going to sleep. This gives the lemon balm the necessary time to relax your mind and body.
WellBeSleep Apple Beetroot & Ginger Shot
made from Organic apple juice 78%, organic beetroot juice from concentrate 20%, organic ginger juice 1%, lemon balm extract, hops extract.
WellBeSleep Apple Turmeric & Elderflower Shot
made from Organic apple juice 96%, organic turmeric juice 2%, organic elderflower extract, lemon balm extract, hops extract.
WellBeSleep Apple Blueberry Shot
made from Organic apple juice 85%, organic blueberry juice from concentrate 14%, lemon balm extract, hops extract.
All three WellBeSleep shots are organic, suitable for vegans and have no added sugar.
This delish chocolate bar contains dark chocolate 35% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, aroma), milk protein, oligo fructose syrup, oat fibre, rolled oats, stabiliser: (sorbitol syrup), rapeseed oil, lemon balm extract, extract from vanilla, hops extract.
The company kindly sent me samples to try and I really liked them. Better still, they actually helped me to fall asleep. I therefore recommend them absolutely.
WellBeSleep products are popular throughout Sweden and the company are confident that the products will be just as successful in the UK.
Available via Ocado online RRP £1.99 for WellBeSleep® Shot (60ml) and £1.99 for individual WellBeSleep® Bar (32g).
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ARRAN Sense of Scotland
was created in 1989 by husband and wife, Janet and Iain Russell. They started production from their home on Scotland's isle of Arran. Formerly known as Arran Aromatics, the range features gorgeous bath, body and home fragrance products.
Inspiration for their product ideas is drawn from the land and seacape - after all, it is one of the world's most beautiful places and a part of the country which I totally love. I also love perfume. Whether it comes in the guise of a shower gel, body lotion, soap, hand cream, home fragrance or scent that I can lavishly scoosh on myself, I can honestly say it makes me feel better. After all, isn't it true that scents tap into something in the subconscious ?
During World War 11, some soldiers took handkerchiefs scented with their loved one’s perfume abroad with them. It helped them feel closer during the terrible and often searingly lonely times. So you see, it's things like this that help us understand the power which perfumes have on our mental well-being.
One of the most popular scents from ARRAN Sense of Scotland is the After the Rain collection and that's the one I'm using. It has a big personality. Best described as fresh and floral, this is a fabulous blend of lime, rose and earthy sandalwood. It's light enough for daily wear, making the wearer feel reawakened and ready to tackle the day ahead but also subtle and seductive enough to wear on a glam night out. How clever is that?
If you're not sure which perfume to choose, or which of the range would suit you best, why not visit ARRAN's online fragrance finder ? Besides being fun, you can match a perfume to your personality by answering a few questions.
Current offers include 3 for 2 on ALL Shower Gel and FREE Delivery on Orders over £40. Besides that, you can save 20% of your first online order. Head over to ARRAN Sense of Scotland website for these and more.
ARRAN Sense of Scotland shares the public’s concern that animals should not be used to test cosmetics and toiletries. None of their products have been tested on animals, nor have they ever commissioned suppliers or any other company to carry out animal testing on their behalf.
I received a bottle of After the Rain eau de toilette free for the purpose of this review. However, this does not sway my judgement, I give honest opinions.
Hate your frizzy hair but find salon based Keratin treatments too expensive? Never fear, help could be at hand for you in the shape of OWOW, a recently launched home salon beauty brand which can transform your locks for up to three months with one home application.
Unpredictable weather can spell disaster for frizz-prone hair but when instructions are followed properly, Owow can leave your hair looking immaculately sleek.
Owow's smoothing treatment emulates salon Keratin treatments and is already an instagram hit.
A power-trio of shampoo, conditioner and smoothing treatment, the Owow kit (RRP £54. 90) enables frizz-free hair at-home, results can last up to three months, with minimal maintenance required in between. The makers say that the Owow signature treatment, comprising gentle acids paired with natural ingredients, rivals expensive salon Keratin treatments.
Made in Brazil, the product is the brainchild of entrepreneur Georgiana Grudinschi who launched Owow in August 2019 to fill a gap in the market. She explains, “I created Owow as I wanted people to be able to emulate salon quality treatments at home. Owow enables frizz-free hair, with healthy, simple and cost-effective products.” The 27-year-old regularly had Keratin hair salon treatments but grew tired of the cost and time that the chemical-filled process entailed.
The Estonia based entrepreneur - pictured below - created Owow with $1,000 in the bank.
"The aim was to develop a product that would deliver a shiny, after-hairdresser look in an accessible at-home format and with long-lasting results."
She disliked the fact that most keratin treatments - a smoothing treatment that seals the hair cuticle with a coating of protein to eliminate frizz while adding shine - contain formaldehyde, which may be linked to chest pain, coughing, and nose and throat irritation. Owow say that their all-inclusive smoothing kit containing a sulphate and paraben-free shampoo, conditioner and treatment serum, delivers the same results as a traditional Brazilian Blowout.
Georgiana says, "Sales keep increasing. In the past 30 days we have sold 6,000 units which is $521,000 in revenue." Can't be bad. She goes on, "With the current sales volume we are on track to make $5million in revenue for the first year of operation which feels surreal."
Note: As is the case with traditional Keratin treatments, this does not suit every hair type. Remember always follow instructions to the letter when trying a new product.
I'm Gilly, award winning journalist and author of 12 books. Published credits: Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, CNN, Daily Express, Country & Town House, The Scotsman, The Sun, Woman's Own, National Geographic, etc