Top tips to unwind this Christmas from the luxury organic fragrance expert
Burning the candle at both ends? Read on to discover how Nicola Elliot, Co-Founder of Neom Organics, manages her lifestyle throughout December for a balanced and beautiful mind and body.
What do you most look forward to about Christmas?
It’s the perfect time to wind-down at the end of a hectic year isn’t it? In those last couple of weeks of December, you’ll usually find me slotting in some time to catch up on much needed sleep in between seeing family!
How do you relax and unwind during all the celebrations?
This year I’m stocking up on our Scent to Sleep Gift Collection, which includes our brand new reformulated Perfect Night’s Sleep Pillow Mist. It’s magic stuff, just 3 spritzes and I’m out like a light. My dad now swears by it too so he’ll be getting a stocking filled with it!
Christmas really indulges all the senses, what fragrance makes you feel most festive?
When we created our two signature festive scents, Christmas Wish™ and Perfect Peace™, I wanted to capture two different sides of the holidays. Christmas Wish smells just like a freshly baked cake so really reminds me of a traditional, warm and comforting Christmas, and each of the 13 essential oils help to soothe and calm, which is just perfect for this time of year. Perfect Peace™ is a really fresh and uplifting scent, which was inspired by Nordic forests and crisp wintery walks, just what you need after a little indulgence.
What are your go-to beauty products for creating party-ready skin?
For me it’s not just about what I put on my skin which I class as my ‘beauty’ routine. Everything I put into my body and my frame of mind is responsible for the way I feel and ultimately, I suppose, the way I look. I make sure I get a good night’s sleep every night, after all nothing affects how you look and feel as much as sleep, or lack of it. For Christmas parties I love Laura Mercier, Beauty Without Cruelty Natural Liquid Foundation and Bare Minerals for their beautiful blush.
We’d love to hear what’s on the top of your Christmas wish list
This year I’d love:
1. Relaxed, cosy knits from Hush.
2. New work-out wear from Sweaty Betty (perfect for Jan, plus our new collaboration with them, the Scent to Power Your Personal Best kit!)
3. Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm (I SWEAR by this stuff)
4. Balance Me Radiance Face Oil
5. Our Three Nights of Peace Kit (it comes with a complimentary Sleep eBook)
6. Finery London have some great wool scarves
Suitable for all skin types, Balance Me's Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm polishes and illuminates skin. A trio of Shea, Mango and Cocoa butters that are rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins plump and nourish the skin. Oat Powder gently exfoliates, whilst the antioxidant powers of Artic Cloudberry protect and hydrate. Virgin Coconut Oil and May Chang have impressive anti-bacterial properties.
Dubbed ‘dewy skin in a bottle’, Radiance Face Oil is bursting with ingredients to feed and nourish the skin. Amazonian Buriti Nut Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, which help improve skins firmness, hydration and tone. Rosehip Fruit Oil addresses uneven skin tones and pigmentation, while Yarrow and Chamomile Oils have powerful anti-inflammatory and calming properties.
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