15 excellent excuses for a Heyland & Whittle pamper

Image credit: jacoblund via iStock Do you really need an excuse to treat yourself to a pamper? We don't believe that you do at all, but if it helps you to justify indulging yourself, we've compiled a whole list of reasons to pamper yourself - 15, in fact, as we're celebrating turning 15 this year!

1. When it's your birthday

Everybody deserves a little pamper time on their birthday, and it's the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new bar or bottle of your favourite scent. Check out our handmade Soap Bars and bottled Body Washes to find your ideal fragrance.

2. When you need an extra push to wake up in the morning

Sometimes, it can be a struggle to get out of bed and get going in the morning. However, using a zingy citrus-y soap in the shower, like our Citrus Grove Soap Bar, will give you that extra burst of invigorating energy you need to shake off your slumber and feel ready tackle the day head-on. For something a little gentler to ease you into the day, try our Citrus & Lavender Body Wash instead.

3. When you've had a loooong day

A long, hot bath is just the ticket to relax you and help you to forget your stresses after a tough day at work. Image credit: RossHelen via iStock Lighting a scented candle will make your soak even more soothing, and choosing one fragranced with calming lavender, like our Citrus & Lavender Candle in a Glass, will help you to unwind even more, preparing you for a sound night's sleep.

4. When you've just returned from holiday

While you might feel wonderfully relaxed and refreshed after a holiday, your skin can be in need of a little extra TLC, after all of that intense heat, sunburn and horribly dry air on the flight home. Take the time to pamper your skin with one of our naturally exfoliating sea salt and bamboo Body Scrubs when you return home, taking care to lock in all of that nourishment with one of our Body Lotions afterwards. Keep up this routine for a few days, or until your skin is back to its lovely, smooth-feeling self.

5. Because you'll be doing your bit for the planet

You should never ever feel guilty about treating yourself to a pampering session, and there's absolutely no reason to feel this way at all if you're using products housed in recyclable plastic bottles, like our Body Washes, or soaps wrapped in just a layer of greaseproof paper, like our Soap Bricks. You can look after your skin and do your bit for the planet at the same time.

6. When you've had a bad night's sleep

A bad night's sleep can leave you feeling groggy and cranky, and you don't want to fall into a cycle of more than one broken night's sleep in a row, so it's important to make sure you're properly relaxed at bedtime the next night. That's where our Sleep Easy Candle in a Tin and Sleep Easy Room Spray can help. Scented with calming lavender and chamomile, they're designed to help you to nod off that little bit easier - just remember to blow out the candle before you do drift off!

7. Because your skin needs regular TLC

Whatever the time of year, your skin needs regular TLC; in the summer, sun damage can leave it burnt, dry and sore; in the winter, the cold weather can make it dry and chapped. With this in mind, make sure a Body Scrub and a Body Lotion are regular features in your beauty routine, getting rid of flaky, dead skin, while soothing and moisturising the rest of your body.

8. When you've got four legs

Pampering shouldn't just be for humans! Pets - cats and dogs in particular - deserve a little extra care from time to time too, especially when their coats start to look slightly overgrown or they start to give off an unpleasant stench! Image credit: Willbrasil21 via iStock Our Whiff Away Room Spray is designed to combat this with its powerful clary sage and bergamot scent, which is combined with a special odour neutraliser to keep your pets smelling pretty, not pongy!

9. Because we all need to practice self-care

The importance of self-care is being talked about more and more, and one of the simplest ways to practice this is to run yourself a bath, light a Scented Candle, and unwind with a good book. Everyone deserves a little me time every now and again - life is all about balance, remember.

10. When you're in the middle of a great read

Speaking of good books, when you're in the middle of a great read, there's nothing better than dedicating an hour or two to immersing yourself in finishing it, and where better to do that than in a hot bath accompanied by a soothing scented candle? We can't think of anywhere, can you?

11. Because the seasons are changing

Using a new fragrance in your bath or shower is a lovely way to welcome in a new season and immerse yourself in it in all aspects of your life. Springtime calls for sweet, floral fragrances, like our Neroli & Rose Body Scrub, while autumn is crying out for something a little muskier, like our new Amber & Oakmoss scent, and the nostalgic smells of Christmas deserve a soap all of their own, with our Winter Spice Soap Bar.

12. When you've smashed that presentation at work

Whether it's a presentation that you smashed or a meeting that went better expected, everyone deserves to reward themselves from time to time, and a candle-lit bath filled with gorgeous scented bubbles always makes for a lovely treat. Our Citrus & Lavender Foam Bath is incredibly refreshing, but will leave you feeling relaxed in time for bed too.

13. When you've been working out, hard

After a long run or a particularly vigorous workout, a bath or shower is most definitely needed to help you to cool off and feel refreshed. Image credit: NickyLloyd via iStock At the same time, you need to get the blood circulating nicely around your body again, and rubbing your skin down with one of our Body Scrubs is an excellent way to do this.

14. When you've had one too many proseccos…

Despite our best intentions, we all have one too many sometimes, but using an invigorating soap like our citrus-scented Queen of the Nile Soap Bar the following morning is a great way to get a bit of extra life into you, and banish the smell of last night's prosecco. Containing goat's milk and cocoa butter, it's also incredibly moisturising - just what you need after all of that alcohol has dried out your system.

15. When you've got even the smallest reason to celebrate

The reason doesn't matter; prosecco makes any celebration special, and aside from just drinking it, you can now fill your home with its sparkly scent too, with our new Clementine & Prosecco Room Spray.

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