Nothing is more important than your health and wellbeing, but eating a few vegetables and getting the odd early night doesn’t quite cut it. If you’re not eating a balanced diet rich in a diverse blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, you’re not alone. The good news is that you don’t have to become a nutritionist or chef to access the beneficial ingredients your body craves.
Here you’ll find a collection of the best supplements for your wellbeing. From improving your cognitive function to boosting your immune system, this list covers it all. So, listen to what your body tells you and discover a supplement that can take you from blah to blooming fabulous.
With ongoing covid concerns and the winter flu season upon us, a healthy immune system is top of most Christmas wish lists this year. The Organic Pharmacy Immune Boosting Kit has everything your body needs to operate at its best, with dual day and night capsules. Enjoy the fatigue-reducing properties of vitamins A, D and C during the day and the relaxing benefits of chamomile, poppy and lemon balm at night.
Feeling weighed down by the daily grind? The Organic Pharmacy Magnesium Stress Complex contains a blend of magnesium, calcium, vitamin D and zinc. Magnesium and calcium work synergistically to improve metabolism, muscle function, and the immune system while also reducing tiredness and fatigue symptoms.
Phyto, or plant, nutrients are an organic, vegan-friendly way to improve your health. The blend contained in The Organic Pharmacy Phytonutrients + MSM includes shiitake, maitake and reishi mushrooms. Together, these fungi support your body’s natural defences and offer immune support.
Fatty acids are vital to the health of your skin and cells, but it’s challenging to get enough from diet alone. The Organic Pharmacy Essential Fatty Acid + B Complex uses plant-based linseed and evening primrose oils to improve skin from the inside out. Additional B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 further support the brain and nervous system.
Depleted collagen proteins contribute to the early signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. But the effects of low collagen go even further, with your hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones all being impacted too. Neocell Super Collagen +C gives your body 6000mg of collagen, with added vitamin C for activation. Together, these bioactive and readily absorbed compounds improve flexibility and strength between the body’s cells.
Science is continually discovering ways that gut health impacts other areas of your body. From skin conditions to joint inflammation, the health and diversity of flora in your gut have a knock-on effect on many areas of your body. The Organic Pharmacy Daily contains a potent blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis to help balance intestinal flora for better overall health.
A herb used in Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, for thousands of years, Holy Basil supports the nervous system by calming the adrenal glands. Together with guava, lemon extract and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9, the body can better fight environmental stressors. The Organic Pharmacy Holy Basil B Complex may help with high blood pressure, insomnia, mood swings, colds, infections and fatigue.
Freshly cut grass, sea salt beaches and creamy coconuts, who doesn’t love a delicious summer scent? Prepare to fill your home with candles and diffusers that make your home smell and look great with our round up of the best summer home scents right now…
Who doesn’t love the sweet smelling scent of coconut during the summer months? This luxurious candle by We Love the Planet is perfect for both indoors during the winter months, and outside in the summer. This natural coconut candle is made of 100% soy wax meaning it contains no chemicals and is environmentally friendly and biodegradable too! Prepare to whisk your senses away and transform your space into your favourite holiday destination…
Fragranced using 100% pure essential oils from around the globe, this diffuser has multime therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and soul whilst transforming the ambience in your home. As the essential oils diffuse through the natural reeds, their benefits are slowly released into the room. The 100% pure essential oils are housed by Ethanol, an alcohol made from the fermentation of starch in corn grains, which evaporates to disperse the essential oils. Featuring uplifting notes of lemongrass and energising bergamot, this scent is perfect for the warmer months.
Discover a shady spot under the palms to take in the tranquil ocean view with this irresistible beach escape candle. Featuring notes of sea air, complemented by florals and woody aromas, this candle is the perfect way to reflect on your day in paradise. Simply sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings with this must-have home scent.
Fragrance your home in style with this Velvet Sea room fragrance from La Perla. Inspired by the lightness and grave of the sea, it’s fragrance is as fresh as the morning breeze and bright as a sunny day. It’ll look the part in your boudoir or any other room of your home.
Place the Ginger & Lime Room Diffuser reeds into the fragrance and let the sweet-smelling aroma delicately infuse the room. This stylish Room Diffuser looks elegant and allows you to enjoy your favourite Naturally European scent all day long. The Augeo Clean Multi Base is unlike ingredients used in many other diffusers, Augeo is environmentally friendly and made from a renewable source and has a low carbon footprint.
Clean and crisp aromas bring the feeling of freshly washed linen, drying in a warm breeze into the home. Subtle notes of citrus and sandalwood add to this light and fresh fragrance. This medium glass candle jar is stylishly subtle in design and typically bold in Colony fragrance. This lidded candle jar will burn for up to 48 hours. A signature Wax Lyrical collection, Colony is steeped in tradition and epitomises classic home fragrances made in the UK.
Like a chord in music, perfume is made up of a unique combination of notes. The character of the final product is due to its composition. The arrangement. A perfume can be loud or quiet, happy or sensual, popular or unique. Both music and perfume are forms of art but have you ever wondered if your tastes for them are embedded in your identity?
We’ve done some digging through the old and new archives of both music and fragrances to find the perfect pairings. Maybe you’re a fan of the songs and will find your new signature scent. Maybe you’re already a fan of the fragrance and will find your new favourite song. Come and take a look!
A sensual song for a sensual fragrance. A sweet yet spicy, breath of fresh air. A beautiful combination. To compliment the delicious perfume notes of black coffee and vanilla, this honey-sweet, R&B track from Sabrina Claudio is just as delectable. Her silky voice takes you on a journey as she sings about undressing herself physically and emotionally: “Uncover all of my truths, undress my fears, leave me nude”. If you’re a fan of the gourmand fragrance family this song is pretty much gourmand, sonically.
Got a tropical holiday booked? First, you’re going to want to purchase this gorgeous fragrance from Armani for its stunning fruity notes of bergamot, orange blossom, tuberose and white musk. Second, you need to add this island-vibe track to your holiday playlist pronto! From the first few seconds of the song, you’ll be hooked and picturing yourself sipping cocktails on a sun-lounger before you know it. Masego is a musical genius, fusing his saxophone melodies into many of his iconic tunes.
If you’re a fan of alternative takes and twists on the norm, this perfume-music duo is the one for you. This newest addition to the Daisy legacy is a deeper twist on the classic scent. It’s vibrant and sparkling with bursts of strawberry and pear, featuring a sweet honey heart and is balanced by a crisp green moss. This fragrance’s equivalent in the world of music? Connie’s Prim & Propa. It starts out with an instantly refreshing verse, leads to a sweet, pop-y bridge and centres around a heavy, indie, band chorus.
Mysterious and sensual, Viktor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb Midnight is the perfect fragrance for evening wear. The perfect evening occasion? Getting ready for a date night or indulging in a pamper session with the sweet soundtrack of Victoria Monet. Having written music for Ariana Grande, think: a sugary-sweet voice but with a dash of R&B/Soul. Featuring the dreamiest harmonies, All You Need, will whisk you away.
Smooth, silky and airy, Giveon’s voice and the effortless seduction captured by Armani’s Code Eau de Parfum is a match made in heaven. R&B/Soul artist from Long Beach, California, Giveon, is known for his baritone vocals inspired from the jazz era. His music conveys a tranquil mood that fits perfectly with the elegance of Armani Code in its latest Eau de Parfum form. If you’re looking to create a super chill ambience, this scent and soundtrack is the ultimate combo.
If you’re a fan of indie gigs, this perfume-music duo is likely to be your kind of style. Featuring Calvin Klein’s latest scent, Defy, with Richard Madden as the face, it’s a daring contrast of invigorating freshness and powerful woods, made up of an addictive citrus blend, earthy vetiver oil and an alluring amber base. It’s the perfect fragrance for both day and evening wear. What to listen to while you’re getting ready? This crazy SWMRS song that is guaranteed to get you moving.
Next up, a fragrance and a song for an acquired taste. Starting with the scent, we’ve all heard about spicy notes, but a whole fragrance created to centre on that very concept? Enter Spicebomb, an explosion of bergamot, grapefruit, cinnamon, tobacco accord, white leather, pink pepper, lavender and many more incredible notes. The perfect song to pair would be CHINAH’s Strange Is Better. It says it in the title. This three-member band from Denmark create electronic and alternative R&B. If you like the sound of this one, just wait until you discover their full discography.
Finally, we have a classic fragrance that will never go out of style, just like this track from the American hip hop duo, Camp Lo. With just one spritz of this fragrance for him, you can smell the trendy clothes, the suave suit, the expensive car, and watch. In just seconds of the track playing, you can see him jumping in said car going about another day in his lavish lifestyle. For the lovers of timeless music and scents, this one’s for you.
Warm weather keeping you up? Us too. We know there’s just nothing more frustrating than not being able to sleep during the heat – as the temperature increases, the amount of time we spend tossing and turning tends to increase too, but not to worry, here are some clever tips and tricks that can help our minds and bodies switch off this summer…
Use a wet towel: During those warmer nights, a wet towel is going to be your new bestie. Try soaking an old towel in water and hanging it in front of an open window in your house or even in front of your fan. This ensures that any air flowing through your space will pick up the cool moisture from the twel and circulate it round the room.
Pop your pillowcase in the freezer: Sounds sort of bizarre doesn’t it? But this handy little trick does actually work! Simply grab your pillowcase of choice, pop it in a bag and then pop the bag into the freezer for 15 minutes and voila, there’s now no need to repeatedly find the ‘cool side’ of your pillow during the night.
Keep your curtains and blinds shut: The simplest tip of them all – keeping your curtains and blinds closed throughout the day will provide you with some major benefits when it comes to hitting the hay. By doing so, you’ll ensure that the heat from the sun doesn’t shine through into your bedroom, causing it to overheat.
Swap out the heavy duty duvets for lighter, airy sheets: We know you might have some type of deep, emotional attachment to your favourite nighttime duvet but it’s time to opt for a sheet and say goodbye to your beloved comfort blanket this season. Simply remove the sheet from your duvet and use the sheet to sleep with, we promise it’s a game changer!
Stay hydrated: Our final tip is to stay hydrated throughout the day. Many people don’t realise that drinking water regularly during the daytime, leads to a cooler night’s sleep during the night time. So, nextime you decide to skip that extra refill of your favourite water bottle, remember that this too, could lead you to a deep, delightful slumber…
Created to promote a good night’s sleep, this targeted mist is great for your skin too. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps your skin while the smart blend of Hemp Oil and high-grade essential oils are proven to induce calming relaxation.
During the night, this light gel mask enriched with Sweet Orange, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, essential oil and Pea extract reduces the appearance of dark spots and refines skin texture. Wake up with transformed skin recharged, bright and fresh like dew. Its Neroli, Citrus Aurantium Amara, essential oil scent invites you to relax.
Create a haven of tranquility and drift into a peaceful night’s sleep with this soft, soothing herbal aroma. Infused with lavender and patchouli essential oils this fragrance is enriched with scents that are said to relax the mind and encourage restful sleep. Spritz your home with 100ml of powerful fragrance which enhances your wellbeing and brings a beautiful scent to your home. This collection of mindful home fragrances by Silentnight and Wax Lyrical have been created using essential oils, to invigorate the senses and relax the mind – all in aid of a productive day and a great night’s sleep.
The smell of summer is in the air and this year’s Love Island is well and truly underway.
With the nation’s eyes on a new batch of Islanders that are keen to make both good impressions and long-lasting relationships, fans of the show are always looking to predict what could happen next.
But are the fates of finalists already written in the stars?
We took a look at the top three Love Island couples from the past six series to see which star signs came out on top.
Throughout all six seasons, there has been at least one contestant for each star sign within the top three couples.
However, for Love Island success, looks like being a Taurus could give you a significant advantage! With Taurus’ top traits including ‘honest’, ‘hardworking’ and ‘romantic’, it comes as no surprise that of our 36 contestants that made it into the top three each season, 8 of them are a Taurus.
The signs that follow chronologically also seem to produce successful contestants, with Cancer in second, Leo in third and Gemini in joint 4th. Looks like Islanders with birthdays in April to August constantly come out top, so if your birthday falls here, perhaps it’s worth applying to next season!
Let’s break it down by couples’ positions in the top three.
Of the 12 winners of previous series, it appears that 8 of them are either Taurus, Cancer or Leo. Does the ‘hardworking’ quality of a Taurus get them to the top? Or perhaps the ‘nurturing’ side to a Cancer contributes to their success? Maybe the confidence of a Leo helps them to go the long distance. Whatever the reason, these star signs dominate the Love Island leader-board.
Unfortunately for contestants who are a Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn or Pisces, it appears a win for them is a lot less likely, with no previous winners falling under any of these Zodiacs in all six series.
Not only does the Taurus sign seem to produce winners, but it is also the most popular amongst couples ranking in second place. Once again those with birthdays between April and August seem to get very far in the competition. However, with the top spot off the cards, second place seems a better fit for a Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces. Still no sign of a Sagittarius in the top two spots.
The race for third place seems a lot more even between the zodiacs with Taurus, Cancer, Capricorn and Aquarius accounting for two bronze medallists each. Though there is a rough patch later on in the year for Libras and Scorpios, one Sagittarius has finally entered the chat. However, judging off these 36 contestants, looks like third place is as far as a Sagittarius can expect to go.
Overall, it seems that contestants born in Spring and Summer go a lot further than those later in the year, with 24 of the 36 finalists born within the first 6 months of the year. We don’t know if its chance, luck or written in the stars, but we know that if we were a Taurus, we’d already be applying for next years’ show.
The sun is shining, you’re wearing less makeup and you’ve got your trusty SPF on hand to guide you through your day – summer has officially arrived! Now’s your chance to refresh your beauty bag with products that will have you feeling and looking your best. Our Healthy Living category is here to help you get your glow on and breeze through the summer months, from aromatherapy & relaxation must-haves to cruelty free top picks, we’ve got you covered this season…
If you find it harder to sleep during the summer months, you’re not alone. Whether you’re having difficulty dozing off or trouble staying asleep in general, longer daylight hours and hotter temperatures make it harder to get the rest you need. Not to worry, it’s time to explore our dreamy collection of luxurious sleep products, formulated to guarantee a wonderful night’s sleep. Drift all your troubles away into a deep slumber with candles, bath soaks and salts and night creams. A personal FD favourite of ours is the Yankee Candle Sleep Diffuser. This product features refillable products with soothing notes of sweet florals, enchanting jasmine and sandalwood, making the perfect combination for a good night’s sleep!
2. Aromatherapy & Relaxation
Nearly all of us suffer with stress in our lives, but tackling the issue can sometimes seem like a bit of a struggle. Aromatherapy and relaxation products are a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood after a long, hard day. Take care of your wellbeing using our range of healthcare, massage oils and gels and shower gels to create the ultimate at-home spa experience. The Elemis De-Stress Massage Oil is infused with ingredients made to soothe the mind, melt tension and harmosie the body. So why not sit back, relax and explore the full range now…
3. Vitamins & Supplements
The warmer weather can have a negative effect on your hair, nails and wellbeing overall. Vitamins and supplements are great additions to your everyday routine to keep your body healthy and in the best condition possible. Safe, gentle and effective, vitamins and supplements are a natural way of providing support to your body’s health. The Organic Pharmacy’s 10 Day Detox Kit features everything you could need and more including botanicals to enhance soothing of the digestive system, support drainage, improve liver function and so much more. Designed to fit around any modern lifestyle, this easy to follow kit comes with a detailed guide to guide you through your new and improved supplement journey!
This summer, why not make the swap to vegan products and reel in the incredible benefits! Featuring vegan makeup, skincare and haircare, we have an unmissable collection of vegan beauty products that are great for your skin and great for the planet too! Eco-friendly products have proven to be better for those with sensitive skin because they’re composed of fewer ingredients than some non-vegan cosmetics. Our vegan top pick is the Zero Face Wash. Zero’s Face Wash has been specially created with the best botanical ingredients to care for your skin, designed to be as kind to the environment as to your skin too.
If you want to find out more ways you can improve your wellbeing this summer then check out our full Healthy Living range. Featuring a collection of organic, cruelty free and oral health products, you don’t want to miss it!