November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Welcome to the November newsletter where we take a look at some new products, we throw the focus on some common health concerns and I write about some gorgeous gifts for Christmas and I have a feeling that there may well be a touch of self-gifting going on! We launch the new ‘Red Carpet’ products from Temple Spa, another two new products from Sarah Chapman and I’m having a bit of a love affair with ‘Mai Couture’, which you will read about soon! Throughout the newsletter there are some very special treats, so please read very carefully, most particularly if you are a fan of Phylia, Lanolips and This Works. We are going to start with a health treat, so let’s go:

The Daily Immunity & Energy Treat

At this time of year it is essential that we take care of our immune system as many of us will experience bouts of colds, infections, catarrh and other similar concerns. We often blame bugs as the cause of our illness, rather than addressing varying weaknesses in our immune system. So let’s take a look at immunity first and then following through with an energy boosting supplement.

The immune system is unlike any other system within our bodies with a complex interaction between several glands, proteins, tissues, chemical compounds, hormones and gut bacteria. These interactions are all involved to help achieve optimal immunity and in its simplistic form, the immune system comprises specialized white blood cells, which learn what belongs to the body and what does not.

The role of the immune system is to protect the body against many pathogenic bacteria and viruses on an ongoing basis. Any organism that attacks our system will cause infection and disease; it is the optimal working of the immune system that helps destroy these organisms in order to prevent any further damage and infection. This process is referred to as the immune response.

Daily Immunity is one of our bestselling products at this time of year and plays a key role in helping to protect against infections. It contains a comprehensive blend of ingredients including Astragalus, Elderberry, Oregano, Olive Leaf, Garlic, Bee Propolis, Vitamin D3, Maitake and Shitake Mushrooms, Zinc, Vitamin C together with Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, which are the most widely studied probiotic organisms in the world. Friendly bacteria have a powerful beneficial effect on the gut’s immune system and aid in the production of antibodies; over 80% of our immunity is derived from these friendly bacteria, which is why it is so essential to take this form of supplementation.

It is perfectly normal to feel tired, most especially at this time of year, when we often struggle to cope with the pace of life. The symptoms of tiredness include weakness of the muscles, heaviness, forgetfulness, impatience and the ever-so-inevitable mid-afternoon slump. We all suffer from tiredness, most especially if we can’t find the time to relax, so bring on Daily Energy!

Daily Energy is a multi-herb and nutrient formula that helps boost physical and mental energy and helps alleviate the effect of both physical and emotive stress without the use of caffeine or artificial stimulants. A combination of ginsengs and nutrients help to reinforce the body’s natural defences, whilst supporting the body’s own ability to help increase vitality and endurance.

The Treat: We have put Daily Immunity and Daily Energy together as we believe that taking these two supplements alongside each other will make you feel a whole lot better! They are each £25, which of course means that if you were to buy them individually it would cost you £50. Because we want you all to be in optimum health, if you buy these supplements together they will cost just £35, saving you £15. This offer will last until midnight on Friday 14th November, so get these whilst you can!!
The Daily Immunity & Energy Treat £35 (Daily Immunity £25 for 60 Capsules; Daily Energy £25 for 60 Capsules)

Red Carpet by Temple Spa

As many of you know, I am a big, big Temple Spa fan and quite honestly they deserve a huge accolade for bringing innovative and cutting-edge products to market. Temple Spa currently has the highest-scoring miracle cream ever trialled on Beauty Bible with Skin Truffle and I have a feeling that the new Red Carpet range will receive huge acclaim from many different sources.

The Red Carpet range is a high-tech collection of four products, each providing fabulous ‘photo-finish’ results you can see instantly, which always makes me happy. Each transforming formula is quick and easy to apply, allowing you to achieve a pretty flawless complexion in minutes, plus they all contain anti-ageing ingredients that are good for the skin too. They have been formulated to be used as a four-step routine in the order I am writing about them, but of course they can be used as stand-alone products. So if you are getting ready to party or you just want a bit of everyday glamour (why not!) then read on and don’t miss the treat at the end:

The Big Reveal: Begin with The Big Reveal, which is a glycolic gel peel that offers a resurfacing facial in a flash. Blending a cocktail of exfoliating ingredients with detoxifying pomegranate extract and moisturizing raspberry seed oil, it will lift away dead skin cells and surface debris leaving your skin smooth, clear and radiant. Simply massage a thin layer onto clean, dry skin, leave to dry for 50 seconds and then work in circular motions until it rubs away. Finally cleanse the skin with a damp warm flannel to reveal a glowing complexion.
The Big Reveal £40 for 50 ml

It’s All A Blur: Temple Spa call this ‘the great pretender’ as it is a skin perfecting cream gel for instant ‘wrinkle blur’ and gives a smooth and even skin tone within seconds of application. This perfecting primer combines anti-ageing red clover and pomegranate extracts with wrinkle-filling ingredients that help to minimize crow’s feet, fine lines and visible pores. The result is a soft-focus effect on the skin with a matte finish. To use, lightly smooth over the face or dot and pat over targeted areas either before or after make-up; either way is good!
It’s All A Blur £30 for 30 ml

Glint: You are invited to go undercover with Glint, an instant camouflage for dark circles, shadows and fine lines. Available in two shades (light to medium and medium to dark), Glint has an extra-wide applicator brush, which helps you to achieve make-up artist results. As an under eye concealer, brush on and gently pat under the eye to instantly refresh and revive. It can also be used to contour the face by concealing and evening out areas where shadows may occur, i.e. around the nose. Just lightly paint and blend the area with the applicator brush. Voila!
Glint £25 for 6 ml

Look On The Bright Side: Temple Spa call this ‘the finishing school for the face’ and it is a luscious liquid illuminator and highlighter that helps revive lacklustre skin, leaving it positively glowing, toned and ready to make a BIG entrance! This sheer formula contains brightening and anti-ageing ingredients to cool, purify and soothe the skin. Either apply as a tinted moisturiser to achieve a dewy, naturally sun-kissed radiance, or just add a touch on the cheeks, temples and forehead for a gorgeous highlighting effect.
Look On The Bright Side £30 for 30 ml

The Treat: Later in the newsletter I will be writing about this year’s gifts from Temple Spa, but notwithstanding that, if you spend £20, or more, on any Temple Spa product, we will gift you with their fabulous miniature Peace & Joy candle (worth £6) which is blended with oils of blue spruce, cypriol, myrrh, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and a refreshing blend of orange, bergamot and mandarin. Only one per customer, whilst stocks last.

Turmeric – Can It Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Turmeric is an ancient spice that has been used for centuries in Indian and Chinese medicine and cooking. For medicinal purposes, the traditional usage of turmeric covers a wide spectrum of concerns ranging from topical use as a poultice for helping to curb localized inflammation and to ingesting the powder for the relief of stomach complaints, bladder infections and arthritis.

With so many claimed benefits, turmeric has been extensively studied over the past decade and it is possibly one of the most researched herbs in the world. Turmeric contains a group of powerful antioxidant compounds, collectively termed ‘curcumin’ and it is this compound that is responsible for turmeric’s remarkable properties, which include acting as an anti-inflammatory, an antiseptic and helping to lower cholesterol. Turmeric has often been labelled as the most important herb in the world as it helps to scavenge damaging free radicals more efficiently than vitamin C or E and by protecting genetic material, turmeric may help to extend longevity.

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, may offer significant benefits with specific reference to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Shabir examines these possibilities in an article on Turmeric, so please do take the time to read this, together with his recommendation for Super Bio-Curcumin, which has been shown to absorb seven times better than conventional curcumin supplementation and it remains in the bloodstream twice as long, ensuring maximum absorption and protection.
VH Editorial: Turmeric – Can It Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia?Super Bio-Curcumin £27.75 for 60 Capsules

Pure Maracuja Oil

The moment we loaded this product onto our site, it started to fly off the shelves without me having written one word about it! So here is the lowdown on Maracuja Oil, which is clearly trending rather heavily!

Maracuja Oil is sourced and extracted from the seeds of Passion fruit, which is why it is sometimes referred to as Passion fruit oil. It is a rich source of essential fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants and proponents of Maracuja Oil claim that it acts as an emollient helping to restore or replenish the skin’s hydration.

Although Maracuja Oil has not been studied extensively, preliminary research indicates that this light oil may offer several benefits and in a study published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, scientists determined that the oil was rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid that plays a key role in skin function.

Maracuja Oil is reported to help repair damaged skin and this is partly due to its anti-inflammatory properties and its vitamin C content, since this vitamin is essential for the manufacture of collagen. In addition to helping calm inflammatory skin conditions, such as rosacea, Maracuja Oil can also be used as a massage oil, helping ease the pain of arthritic joints and muscle pain and by applying to the scalp, it can help a variety of concerns such as dandruff or an itchy or dry scalp. Used on cuticles, it will help alleviate dry cuticles and will also help strengthen weak, fragile nails. Wonderful!
Pure Maracuja Oil £15 for 118 ml

The Phylia de M Treat

There are so many of us who have developed a serious Phylia habit over the past couple of years and I am constantly receiving the most amazing feedback about the efficacy of their haircare products, Clean, Condition, Connect and Re-Connect for thinning hair, hair loss and the general health of hair. The more you use it, the better the results and then you get pretty hooked!

Following on from the haircare products, we launched Fulphyl, an extraordinarily powerful liquid supplement fully loaded with Fulvic Acid, which has the ability to realise the greatest potential of all the nutrients we consume, encouraging optimum health. It acts as a super cell conductor and is a pretty remarkable chelator, encouraging cell health and regeneration, whilst helping to eliminate harmful materials from the body. We call it the ‘elixir of life’ and I can’t sing its praises loudly enough; if I had my way I would want everybody to take Fulphyl, such is its brilliance, so here comes an opportunity:

The Treat: Hidden under my desk, I have a stash of 60 ml bottles of Fulphyl, which I am guarding with my life! Buy the Three Step Kit or the Four Step Kit and we will automatically throw in the 60 ml Fulphyl, which is worth £26. This will not show on your invoice and I’m not too sure how long this offer will last because we have limited stock. Heaps and heaps of praise for this award-winning pure, humic-free fulvic acid product; this is supplementation at its very best!
VH Editorial: Fulvic Acid – The Elixir of Life; The Three Step Kit £103; The Four Step Kit £163; Fulphyl £160 for 360 ml (Recommended dosage 5 ml per day)

Deep Sleep Prescription from This Works

I have been writing about the Deep Sleep range of products ever since they were launched and they have a huge following, so together with This Works, we have put together a Deep Sleep Prescription, which I think you will like rather a lot!

The issue of sleep is widely debated, discussed or reported and it is clear from research carried out by This Works that the need for sleep is a common denominator together with the issues caused by lack of sleep. In any one month Google will see 1.3 million searches for ‘Can’t Sleep’, 3 million searches for ‘Insomnia; and 3.2 million searches for ‘Sleep’.

Deep Sleep Prescription with a Free Gift: Deep Sleep Pillow Spray was launched to huge acclaim and it remains our bestselling product from This Works, a testimony to the information above. We have taken Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and put it together with Deep Sleep Dream Cream, which is completely divine, called it the Deep Sleep Prescription and then included Deep Sleep Shower Gel, which is worth £15 as a free gift. Another three step kit, which will help rock you to sleep.
Deep Sleep Prescription £34 (Includes Deep Sleep Pillow Spray £16; Deep Sleep Dream Cream £18; Deep Sleep Shower Gel £15)

Effervescent Vitamin C – Magnesium Crystals for Constipation

It has been a year since we launched Effervescent Vitamin C and this is the product that Shabir couldn’t stop talking about because it is so effective, it’s like having colonic irrigation, except you don’t need to go anywhere. One year on and Shabir is still talking about it, so here is the lowdown, with a treat at the end.

Occasional constipation is one of the most common gastro-intestinal concerns in the world. Most people suffering from constipation develop a variety of symptoms, which can include bowel pain, bloating, a feeling of fullness, nausea, rectal pain and a general feeling of uneasiness.

If you suffer from occasional constipation, fibre is not the solution because it is recommended as an ongoing treatment for constipation. Effervescent Vitamin C is a natural solution that provides quick relief, in most cases within a couple of hours, which is pretty brilliant and it also negates the need to revert to chemical laxatives.

Effervescent Vitamin C can be used in varying doses depending upon individual need and is safe to use up to three times a week as it contains only nutrients that provide benefit to the body. Just drink one level teaspoon mixed in eight ounces of water, without food, followed by an additional eight ounces of water.

The benefits of having a ‘clean out’ are numerous and well documented, so even if you don’t suffer from constipation, a dose of this every ten days will keep your skin clear amongst other things. It’s kind of like pouring bleach down a drain – kills all known germs!

The Treat: For the duration of this newsletter, or whilst stocks last, if you buy Effervescent Vitamin C, we will automatically send you the travel size of Mega-Probiotic, our bestselling probiotic supplement. Probiotics are pretty essential for breaking down food in the gut, so why not do a double whammy! There are 30 Capsules in the travel size Mega-Probiotic and they are worth £9.25. Hurray for treats!
Effervescent Vitamin C – Magnesium Crystals for Constipation £19 for 180 grams

Mai Couture

I do so love simplicity and when this ultra-chic set of blush and highlighter papiers landed on my desk, they went straight into my handbag and remained there ever since, well except when I take them out to use them. Basically you can add cheek colour and highlighter to your face anytime, anywhere, without having messy brushes or shattered compacts in your handbag.

Available in two different sets, there is one set for light to medium skin tones called City Glow and one set for medium to dark skin tones called Tropical Glow. The pigment in the blush papiers gives cheeks a natural flush of colour and the highlighter papiers are infused with highlighting pigments and have the power to give instant luminosity.

To use the blush papiers, just tear a sheet from the booklet (one sheet is enough for both cheeks) then gently rub the coloured side of the papier in a semi-circular motion up the apples of the cheeks. For more depth of colour, repeat the motion with added pressure. Discard after each use.

To use the highlighter papiers, lightly press and sweep papier to the desired areas of the face and body. To give a natural-looking glow to the face, concentrate on the cheekbones, chin, bridge of the nose, middle of the forehead and below the brow bone. For a body boost, work one sheet over the top of shoulders, collarbone and décolletage. Again, discard after each use.

There are 50 papier sheets in each of the two little booklets and there is something about them that I adore; there are times when my blusher disappears into my skin and I can look half-dead, so I get a real kick using the papiers as they give an instant glow and abracadabra, I’m alive again. One sheet is all it takes!
Mai Couture The Storybook Gift Set (City Glow) £24; Mai Couture The Storybook Gift Set (Tropical Glow) £24


Lovely Lanolips. Lanolips has a very special place in my heart ever since we launched the brand in the UK and I have watched like a clucking mother hen as award after award has been bestowed upon the products. Every beauty editor I know has a tube of the cult 101 Ointment in their handbags and the Anti-Bacterial Hand Cream was launched to huge acclaim.

So we are going to celebrate the success of Lanolips with a treat; Golden Ointment is a super moisturiser for extremely dry skin areas and combines the hyper-moisturisation of ultra-pure medical grade lanolin with manuka honey and vitamin E. It is very, very rich and very, very thick and is excellent for all areas of dry skin, including feet and hands. It is perfect to pop into your bag if you are travelling as it zaps dehydrated skin in a nano-second. Calling all men: use this on your lips and it won’t shine like 101, but it will help give you gloss-free soft lips. Way to go boys!

The Treat: If you buy Golden Ointment, then up until midnight on 25 November, you will automatically receive the Triple Buttermilk Body Balm free, which is worth £13.99. It partners perfectly with Golden Ointment and contains a triple concentration of ultra-pure lanolin, milk extracts and vitamin E, which you can use every day to maintain hydration after using Golden Ointment. Perfect!
Golden Ointment Treat £17.99 for 50 grams

Rapid Radiance Cleanse by Sarah Chapman

We recently launched Morning Facial and if you read last month’s newsletter, you may have seen an article about how Sarah Chapman creates new products. This month we have two new products from Sarah, Rapid Radiance Cleanse, which I will write about first and then I will follow through with the new limited edition Overnight Facial Candle.

Rapid Radiance Cleanse is a time-saving, high performance product that helps refresh, rebalance and revitalise fatigued faces, whilst simultaneously helping to refine pores and boost the skin’s radiance.

Blended with fine clays, pore-cleansing enzymes, vitamin C together with lactic and salicylic acids, you gently massage all over the face and neck, leave it on for two minutes and splash away with water, either at the sink or in the shower. Alternatively you can wipe away with Sarah’s professional cleansing mitts.
Rapid Radiance Cleanse £29 for 100 ml; Professional Cleansing Mitts £12 for Four Mitts

Limited Edition Skinesis Overnight Facial Candle: In a unique collaboration, Sarah sought out the skills of Rachel Vosper, one of the UK’s premier Candle Chandlers. Rachel’s unwavering passion for quality ingredients, product performance and understated luxury match Sarah’s own and a candle was born.

Sarah Chapman’s clients have long been enraptured by her bestselling product’s sublime scent and the cult fragrance of the award-winning Overnight Facial has been captured in this limited edition candle. Blended with jasmine, frangipani, rose and tuberose, this candle will bestow the same restorative calm in your living space as Overnight Facial does on your skin. Trust me, it’s divine and it will burn for approximately 35 hours.
Limited Edition Skinesis Overnight Facial Candle £35

Root Cover Up by Color Wow

I am now returning to the subject of awards and it’s time to celebrate again. It is two years since we launched Root Cover Up by Federici Brands, co-founded by long-time business partners, John Frieda and Gail Federici. This spectacular product completely revolutionized the industry and it is the first root cover up to win every major beauty award in the US and the UK in less than two years; an unprecedented 20 beauty awards and counting!

Root Cover Up is all about firsts; it was the first mineral powder formula to cover roots seamlessly by binding with hair, formulated to stay in place until shampooed out and it was the first product to cover dark roots in lightened/highlighted hair without peroxide. Root Cover Up is now selling more than one per minute on a global basis as it dramatically extends the time between salon visits, saving time and money, and of course it keeps hair color looking salon perfect 365 days of the year.

To receive this level of recognition is truly amazing, but then it is an incredible product as so many of you know. Rock on Root Cover Up!
Root Cover Up by Color Wow £28.50 (Six Shades)


On last month’s newsletter I wrote about Spongelle, the clever little range of infused body buffers formulated to exfoliate, massage and hydrate. Each of the buffers has its own one-of-a-kind fragrance created specifically for Spongelle; they are really cute and make great gifts; now they have been joined by Spongette, a range of body lotions created to match the Spongelle.

Each Spongette body lotion is loaded with shea butter, argan oil, avocado oil and vitamin E and can be used daily in combination with Spongelle’s body wash buffers to layer fragrance and to give a healthy glow to skin.

After we released the Spongelle range, they started to fly out the door and just in case you need to know, Coconut Verbena is the bestselling fragrance, closely followed by Bulgarian Rose and Papaya Yuzu.
Spongette Body Lotion £15 for 355 ml; Spongelle Body Buffers £12; Spongelle Pedi Buffers £12; Spongelle Anti-Cellulite Buffer £15

Inner Strength Body Oil

After the release of the Inner Strength Candle, Aromatherapy Associates have just launched their Inner Strength Body Oil, to help you find your inner strength in challenging and difficult times. Formulated with a unique blend of rose, clary sage, frankincense and cardamom essential oils, combined with skin conditioning jojoba and peach kernel oils, it will leave the skin smooth, whilst helping to inspire a sense of positivity.
Inner Strength Body Oil £41 for 100 ml; Inner Strength Candle £35

News and Feedback

I’m keeping this short as we are about to head into the Christmas gift section, but I would just like to say thank you again to those of you who continually send your feedback. I have often written about achieving ‘Product Utopia’, a place where every single product worked for every single person; I know it is impossible to achieve, but we are pretty close and I believe we are currently running at around 98%, which is a complete testimony to cutting-edge, pioneering products, so please take the time to read this if you are perimenopausal or menopausal, as we all hold hands and help each other:

‘After reading one of your feedback comments last month, and having ignored Shabir’s advice like an idiot in denial about my age, I finally decided to give Sage Complex a try. What a relief! As part of all my medical shenanigans over the summer, I had a coil fitted and promptly turned into a hormonal rhino.

I can say I felt relief about two days after starting Sage Complex and now, a week later, I feel completely normal. I’m so relieved I can’t tell you and I’m sure my husband is too. I feel suitably sheepish for not taking Shabir’s advice before, but didn’t think it would be quite so effective. It really has balanced the raging hormones, so I’m really happy. Please pass on my thanks to the customer who wrote about Sage Complex, her feedback really chimed with me and helped me find the right supplement to get my sanity back’.
Sage Complex £24.50 for 90 Capsules

Christmas Gifts

My desk is literally piled high with this year’s gifts and as much as I would like to, I simply cannot include everything on this newsletter. So we are going to take an edited look at some of the gorgeous offerings, but to see everything, please check out our gift section here. Just to say that many of these gifts are limited editions, so once they have gone, they have gone. Off we go:


Three Nights of Peace: The Three Nights of Peace collection includes three beautiful bath oils specifically created to help you de-stress, unwind and help you rest through the night. Each 5 ml bath oil has a different fragrance and they are Real Luxury, expertly blended to help you de-stress; Time to Unwind, formulated to calm the body and Tranquillity to help promote sleep.
Three Nights of Peace £10

Instant Calm Collection: Neom’s Instant Calm Collection includes a candle (one wick) and a reed diffuser (50 ml) designed to leave you feeling calm and de-stressed (there appears to be a theme going on here!). Both promote Neom’s ‘hero scent’, Real Luxury, which includes the therapeutic scent of 21 pure essential oils, including jasmine and rosewood. For maximum scent throw, you should turn the reeds daily.
Instant Calm Collection £42

Christmas Wish Scented Candle: This is Neom’s signature Christmas fragranced candle that evokes the scent of a freshly baked Christmas cake packed with warming spices and soothing fruit notes. It is presented in a heavy glass jar adorned with a beautiful gold design. Don’t forget to make your Christmas wish when you light it!
Christmas Wish Scented Candle £32 (35 hour burn time; one wick)

Temple Spa

Glam Rocks: I’m not sure that I’m actually going to put this product back onto the shelf as I think it needs to live in my bathroom. Giving illumination to the face, eyes, body and hair, these fabulous little coloured powder ‘stones’ are so easy to use and give a bronzed pearl finish. After writing about the new Red Carpet products earlier in this newsletter, Glam Rocks will give you that final finishing touch. Just twist up the brush and dust on temples, cheeks, décolleté, hair or shoulders, or apply with an eye shadow brush for a more intense metallic finish. Glow all night long!
Glam Rocks £25

Wake Me Up & Wind Me Down: Clever, clever Temple Spa for creating this aromatic mist duo; aromatherapy, as you know, is a wonderful tool to help address the ups and downs of life. Whether you need reviving or calming, these two mists are the instant remedy you may need, so just spray them on your body after a shower or bath, on your pulse points and in the space around you:

Quietude: A calming mist that captures the relaxing ambiance of a spa, this will help wrap you in a beautiful aroma of stillness. Crafted from a blend of the most potent Mediterranean essential oils of juniper, clove, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemon and rosemary, use at night or whenever you need some rest.

Spiritude: An energizing mist, called an ‘aromatherapy lifesaver’ by Temple Spa. It has a lively fragrance of mandarin, passion fruit, bergamot, sweet orange, lavender, grapefruit, ginger and peppermint, which will help you feel rather wonderful. Use in the morning, or during the day, to help invigorate your mood and revive flagging spirits.
Wake Me Up & Wind Me Down £18 (Quietude 10 ml; Spiritude 10 ml)

Always A Pleasure: Have you ever imagined soaking in an indulgent champagne bath, well now you can! Always A Pleasure may well be the most luxurious bathing experience you will ever have. Just pop a couple of spoonful’s under a running tap and this rich, honey and champagne infused gelee will miraculously turn into a milky delicious liquid. Lie back and enjoy the beautiful aromatic vapours of vetiver, mimosa, bitter orange, honey, green florals, sandalwood, oak moss and sweet musks.

Temple Spa suggest that you pour yourself a glass of champagne, light a candle and then immerse yourself in a pretty glorious champagne experience. Sounds rather good to me and the packaging is completely divine. Check it out!
Always A Pleasure £30 for 300 ml

A Little Reminder: As I’ve already written above on the Red Carpet collection, if you spend £20 or more on any Temple Spa product we will gift you with their fabulous miniature Peace & Joy candle (worth £6), which is blended with oils of blue spruce, cypriol, myrrh, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and a refreshing blend of orange, bergamot and mandarin. Only one per customer, whilst stocks last.

This Works

Seventh Heaven: I have a feeling that these will literally fly out of the door, so would suggest you get this cute little set whilst you can. The set comprises of seven mini Deep Sleep Pillow Sprays to help create blissful sleep every night of the week. This seven day saviour will help rock you to sleep during the Christmas break (actually, why wait!), so just spray your pillow or bed cover before you go to sleep to help promote rest and relaxation.
Seventh Heaven £15

Miracle Cracker: Each year This Works launch a special cracker and this year we have the Miracle Cracker. Each cracker contains Deep Sleep Body Therapy, a mini spray-on body treatment with lavender and camomile to help relax and hydrate.
Miracle Cracker £10

Deep Sleep In Progress: Designed to hang on your door with a ‘do not disturb’ message, this kit includes a miniature Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and a full size Sleep Balm to help provide calm and relief to pulse points to aid a restful night’s sleep.
Deep Sleep In Progress £10

Aromatherapy Associates

Bath Jewels: Aromatherapy Associates invite you to transform your bathing experience with three of their multi-award-winning bath and shower oils. The collection includes Deep Relax with vetivert and camomile to achieve deep relaxation, De-Stress Mind with frankincense and rosemary to help clear a hectic mind and Revive Morning to help invigorate and awaken the body and mind.
Bath Jewels £28

Relaxing Bath Box: Feel refreshed and ready to face the world with a bath box to help you unwind, encourage a great night’s sleep or just help to reduce stress and tension. Deep Relax, Light Relax and De-Stress Mind Bath and Shower Oils have all been carefully selected for their emotionally supporting blends and to help aid relaxation. Use in conjunction with the Relax Body Wash (200 ml) to enhance the bath and shower oil benefits. Add one third of your chosen bath and shower oil to a full bath or apply to your body before showering. Each 7.5 ml bottle contains up to three bath or shower experiences.
Relaxing Bath Box £35

Instant Inner Strength: A 100% natural blend of clary sage, frankincense and cardamom oils in a convenient roller ball to instantly restore and a give a positive outlook. Roll over pulse points when needed and breathe deeply.
Instant Inner Strength £15 for 10 ml

Just to wrap this section, I just want to say that there is a sense of a theme running through many of the gifts, sleep and relaxation. I have deliberately written about several offerings, although some of the products are pretty similar (great minds think alike!), but of course the choice is yours and many of you are avid followers of specific brands. That’s all!

VH Editorial

This month Jo Fairley reveals her thoughts on Arianna Huffington’s book, Thrive, and how she is making it work in her life; Catherine Turner asks whether we can be ‘Stress-Free’ and the Beauty Bible girls write about DIY Winter Replenishing Face Masks. For the many who are asking, the lovely Sally Brampton is having a bit of a sabbatical right now, so we send much love and look forward to welcoming her back.

The End Bit

Magnesium Body Wash: I think I either need to acquire a psychic ordering ability, or just knock my head against the wall a few hundred times. Every time a new consignment of Magnesium Body Wash arrives, we fulfill our wait list and then it sells out again within 48 hours. Honestly, we are ordering a massive volume, so once again, I apologise if you have been kept waiting. The manufacturers are struggling to keep up with us, but hey, Magnesium is magnificent and everybody should be using this, if we could only get enough!
Magnesium Body Wash £9.95 for 473 ml

Nano-b Antibacterial Toothbrushes: Hail the mighty VH’ers who know a great product when they read about it! Together we completely smashed all known records as we wiped the UK clean of all Nano-b Antibacterial Toothbrushes. As I write this, they are back in stock and the manufacturer is coming out in hot sweats because of the extraordinarily high demand. Shame he’s a man, otherwise I would gift him Sage Complex! Anyway, if you missed last month’s newsletter, read all about the magic in the bristles here.
Nano-b Antibacterial Toothbrushes £7.99

Wild Medicines: Another day, another product, another famine. They say all things come in three’s, so just to stress me out completely (er, please pass Magnolia Rhodiola Complex), these little facial steamers went out of stock with the manufacturers after they appeared on the last newsletter. Again, as I write this, they are currently back in stock and if you want to know the most popular facial steamer, it is Hang Over. Kind of figures!
Facial Steamers £4 for a pack of four

We have come to the end of another newsletter and I really can’t believe that very soon I will be writing the last newsletter of the year. So for now, together with Shabir, I would like to thank each of you once again for your ongoing loyalty support, which matters so much to us.

I hope that you enjoy the treats included in this newsletter; it is particularly important to me that we share wherever we can as giving back is an essential part of our mission. I would also like to thank so many of the brands who support the work we do and I wish you all a wonderful November.

With love

Gill x