Last week brought with it The Lurgy – a stream of snots, a tide of tickly coughs and a barrage of bogies. We swam through the Kleenex and consoled ourselves with bucketfulls of popcorn (salty and sweet) and re-runs of Ghosthunters. I thought I’d share a few of the things that made it (nearly) all better.
01: Rituals Qi (£8.50): I can’t physically pass by a Rituals store without dragging my shopping companion in to show them this wonderful serum. Apply a little to your temples and gently rub for an invigorating, cooling sensation that makes you wonder for just a moment if your brain might freeze. Honestly, it’s better than it sounds! Great for clearing the cotton wool sensation that coughs and sniffles bring.
02: Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Essence (£15.50)*: This is like a posh, grown-up version of Karvol. Far more forgiving to the senses and doesn’t make your eyes water. Shake a few drops onto a handkerchief and the pure blend of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea-Tree oils get to work on clearing your sinuses and letting you breathe again!
03: Balham Builders Blend (£2.95): I’m no tea ponce but I’m not a huge fan of water either and keeping hydrated is essential when you’re poorly. Tiger Spring Teas does the most delicious blend of Ceylon, Assam and Darjeeling that I drink with abandon whenever I’ve got a good excuse to. Feeling under the weather does have its plus points after all!
04: Lucas PaPaw Ointment (£6.00): This little miracle ointment doesn’t do much for my lips but it works wonders on a dry, cracked nose! Massage this in to your poor, red schnoz and feel the skin become more supple beneath your fingers. Works better than any other heavy duty moisturiser I’ve tried.
05: Jurlique Moisturising Hand Sanitiser (£5.00): Stop spreading those germs with Jurlique’s natural antibacterial hand sanitiser. It dries quickly, smells divine and actually leaves my hands in better condition than before I’d reached for it! A handbag essential.
06: The White Company’s Cashmere Bed Socks (£32.00): I had these in my drawer for about six months before I wore them – I mean, who actually wears socks in bed?! Lounging on the sofa infront of Jeremy Kyle soon made me realise that my chilly feet were in need of something special and if you check the OED, there’s a picture of these socks next to the definition of that very word. Honest.
What are your favourite comforts for when you’re feeling under the weather?
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