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January giveaway: Win a beauty hamper worth £60*

Insight January January Giveaway

There’s no denying it, January in the UK is somewhat bleak. Christmas is over. It’s cold outside. Cash is tight. Then there are those blasted New Year resolutions piling even more pressure on us. Wouldn’t it be easier to just hibernate until April?

Um, no. Why not pledge to make January the month you start showing yourself a little self-love? We all lead hectic lives and inevitably we neglect to make time for ourselves – regular readers will know that I’m the worst for this and have written about how to tackle it here.

Yet just 20 minutes of me-time – be it a candlelit bath, a good book or a meditation session – could help your brain switch off, aiding relaxation and inducing a good night’s sleep. To engage you in the spirit we’ve teamed up with Italian ethical hair and skincare brand Insight, which recently debuted in the UK, to give away a fabulous beauty hamper worth almost £60!

Inside you’ll find a nourishing body cleanser and body cream from its SKIN collection, an organic and ICEA ECO BIO certified range designed for sensitive skin. Each product contains the active ingredient organic rooibos extract, said to fight irritations and leave your limbs feeling velvety soft.

Insight haircare January giveaway

You’ll be able to treat your locks with bumper bottles of shampoo and conditioner, as well as a revitalising hair mask. Each one is paraben, petrolatum, colourant and allergen-free and uses ozonated water, a purification process to remove any metallic extracts and bacteria.

The lightweight, recyclable and sustainable packaging is beautifully designed and will look gorgeous on your bathroom shelf too.

To enter, simply comment on the post below and over on our Facebook page explaining what the month of January means to you and why? The name of one lucky winner will be drawn out of a hat on Sunday January 14 at 9pm. The competition is open to UK residents only. Terms and conditions apply.

Good Luck!


The prize, worth £58.95*,  includes:

  • Insight Skin Body Cleanser 500ml (worth £10.99)
  • Nourishing Body Cream 250ml  (worth £13.99)
  • Daily Use Energizing Shampoo 500ml (£9.99)
  • Daily Use Energizing Conditioner 500ml (£11.99)
  • Daily Use Energizing Mask 500ml (£11.99)

Please don’t worry if your comments do not instantly appear underneath the blog post. They have to be approved and may be held in a queue. All the products mentioned above can be found at Insight which has donated the hamper in exchange for this post.

Like this competition? Want to enter more? Be sure to sign up to our newsletter here so you never miss out on an opportunity.  We’ll also post details on Facebook, Instagram and  Twitter so why not give us a follow?





Christmas Competition: win a pamper hamper worth £65

Can you believe how quickly Christmas is approaching?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for the festive season. I love walking through the door to the fresh scent of a real pine tree, decorating my windows with twinkly lights, playing Scattegories and charades with close friends and family and the general feeling of goodwill in the air. Boy, do we need it!

Yet, this year I’m hugely unprepared as I’ll shortly be moving house – one of the most stressful things you can do. Every spare minute has been spent packing up boxes and navigating letters from the solicitor. I’ve not thought about cards. I’ve not thought about presents. And I’ve not even thought about Christmas lunch arrangements, which given my histamine intolerance, requires a great deal of prep.

I know I’m not the only one lagging behind. So I’ve teamed up with Holland and Barrett to give away a hamper of lovely pampering gifts worth almost £65 to help anyone feeling overwhelmed by their festive to-do list.

Weleda Lavender Bath Milk

I’ve previously written about how a bath helped me take control so this lovely hamper contains a bottle of Weleda Lavender Bath Milk (rsp: £13.50) to help you relax, patchouli and cinnamon Love Me Little Princess Kisses Bath Bombs from Beauty Kitchen (rsp:£12) for some fun-time fizz and Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Crystals Cold Season Eucalyptus (rsp: £8.95) to help clear your nose is you’re feeling bunged up.

And because many of you will be braving crowds and freezing temperatures on the high street, you’ll also find some Dr Organic Lavender Oil Moisturising Gel Socks (rsp: £15) and Gel Gloves (rsp: £15) to help rescue sore feet and dry skin. The gel inside contains organic lavender, jojoba, and olive oils as well as vitamin E and essential oils including jasmine, patchouli, bergamot, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood.

Dr Organic Lavender Socks

To enter the draw, simply tell me why you love Christmas and where you are with your planning. Are you all sorted? Or, like me, have you not even thought about it yet?

Feel free to comment on the post below, over on my Facebook page or on my Instagram account.

The name of one lucky winner will be drawn out of a hat on Friday December 9 2017.

The competition is open to UK residents only. Terms and conditions apply.


Please don’t worry if your comments do not instantly appear underneath the blog post. They have to be approved.
All the products mentioned above can be found at Holland and Barrett, which has donated the hamper in exchange for this post. 




Win a Rescue Remedy hamper worth £80

Rescue Remedy range

I recently wrote about the term ‘brain fade’ on the back of a poll commissioned by Rescue Plus to promote the launch of its new rescue Plus Dropper and Spray flower essences range. The survey of 2,000 adults found that nine in ten have moments where their mind goes blank an average of six times a week.

One respondent admitted going into work with the car keys left in the ignition and the engine still running, while another asked a friend to call their phone to help them find it…while they were on their device.

I know I’m often guilty of walking into a room and completely forgetting why I went in there! If this sounds like you too, or you’re often stressed or anxious, I have some good news…I’m giving away a hamper of goodies from the Rescue family worth at least £80.


Rescue Remedy Competition

The original Rescue Remedy is a blend of five different flower remedies discovered by Dr Bach in the 1930s to provide support in times of emotional demand. The mix can be used to help people through stressful situations such as last-minute exam or interview nerves. The Rescue night collection also incorporates white chestnut and is designed to help switch the mind off from unwanted and repetitive thoughts, while the brand’s most recent Rescue Plus range is developed with Pantothenic Acid (B5) and Vitamin B12 to support normal mental performance.

As part of this competition, one lucky winner will receive the following prize worth £83.93.

Rescue Remedy Dropper (20ml) worth £10.99
Rescue Remedy Spray (20ml) worth £11.49
Rescue Pastilles in Blackcurrant and Orange & Elderflower flavours worth £6.25 per tin
Rescue Night Spray (20ml) worth £10.99
Rescue Night Dropper (20ml) worth £8.49
Rescue Plus Lozenges worth £3.99
Rescue Plus Dropper worth £12.49
Rescue Plus Spray worth £12.99

To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is comment on the post below explaining why you would like to receive the hamper. For a second entry comment on our Instagram page, and, for a third, comment on our Facebook page.

The winner’s name will be drawn out of a hat at on 25 October 2017.

Good luck!

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Win tickets to VegfestUK London

There’s nothing quite like getting out and about at the weekend or learning something new to wash away the stresses of a difficult week, so I’m giving away a pair of tickets to popular vegan festival VegfestUK.

If like long-standing vegetarian Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn you’re toying with the idea of following a plant based diet,  this show at London’s Kensington Olympia on October 21 and 22 will help you make up your mind.

Here you can learn about vegan twists on American fast food classics from Jakes Vegan Steaks, discover vegan craft beers and cider from Pitfield Brewery, try indulgent vegan comfort foods from LazyBoy Kitchen as well as vegan sushi options from Happy Maki.

But it’s not just about food.

There’s a cinema, comedy corner, teen zone and kids’ area as well as numerous stalls selling non-food vegan goods.

“This year is seeing us hit London harder than ever before,” Alan Lee, VegfestUK organiser said. “Our previous dates in Brighton and Bristol were a fantastic kick off to 2017, and now we’re ready to take the capital by storm with beautiful food, fantastic traders and an all-round exemplary event that everyone can enjoy.”

If you’re looking to educate yourself about the vegan way of life, there’ll be talks given by industry professionals and the event is also hosting the Environment & Food Sustainability Summit.

To be in with a chance to win the VegfestUK tickets simply comment at the bottom of this post naming your favourite fruit and veg and why. Do the same on our Facebook and Instagram pages to gain a second entry, and retweet on Twitter for a third.

The winning name will be drawn out of the hat this Sunday and winners contacted via email so please do check your inbox.

Good luck!


  1. The prize draw is open to those based in the UK aged 18 or over.
  2. To be entered, participants are required to do one or all of the following – if they wish to enter three times: Comment on the bottom of this blog post naming their favourite fruit and veg and why. Comment on our Facebook and Instagram page to gain a second entry, and retweet on Twitter to gain a third. In total there are THREE opportunities for an individual to enter the draw if they participate in all of the above.
  3. This prize has no cash value and no cash alternative is offered. The prize is not refundable and can only be claimed by the winner of the prize draw published on Relax Ya Self To Health.
  4. The prize is non-transferable.
  5. Relax Ya Self To Health shall not be liable for any indirect, special or consequential damages or losses suffered by the entrant or third party.
  6. The winner will be selected at random from all entries. The promoter’s decision will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The winner will be notified by the prize provider by email within seven days of the competition closing date.
  8.  The closing date for this prize draw is midnight on 17th September 2017.
  9.  Relax Ya Self to Health will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner of the prize draw. If the winner has not responded to contact within one week, we shall offer the prize to the next randomly drawn entrant.
  10. By entering this promotion you agree that Relax Ya Self to Health is authorised to contact you to arrange delivery in the event that you are drawn as a winner of the prize draw.



Competitions, In the news

Meet our ‘adventure playground for adults’ winner

9NINE adventure playground for adults

“It was so much fun – I haven’t laughed that much in ages.” Those were the words of Melissa Bond, who won a pair of VIP tickets in our ‘adventure playground for grown-ups’ competition.

The 33-year-old took along her husband, Cliff, to the Hackney-based event, which gave adults a chance to rediscover their inner child on a raft of equipment including a giant climbing frame, six metre tall slide, log swings, space hoppers and ball pits.

More than 3,000 people attended the sold-out weekend – hosted by seed food brand 9NINE – which aimed to raise awareness around the benefits of play on happiness and wellbeing.

And it certainly worked for this Bexley Heath-based couple, who have two boys aged four and six.

“Cliff and I hardly get any time together out of the house as I work most evenings and it can be tricky to find babysitters,” said Melissa, who runs her own fitness business. “It was lovely to spend some quality time together. Cliff had an absolute blast and it was great way for him unwind after work.”

So what was Melissa’s favourite piece of equipment?

Nine adventure playground for adults

“I couldn’t decide between the swings and the see-saw. I felt free on the swings and loved seeing how high I could get towards the sky.  The see-saw was lots of fun too, although with my hubby being a tad bit heavier than me he had to do all the work and nearly sent me flying on a couple of occasions,” she laughed. “We were also lucky enough to enjoy some of the 9NINE products. The seed bombs were soooo yummy!”

I was able to enjoy the moment

The busy mum also learned a valuable lesson from her adventure playground experience. “I need to take more time out from work and home life and plan more activities that involve play,” she confessed. “For once I was able to enjoy the moment and not let my thoughts distract me from what I was doing.”

Melissa also had some lovely words to say about our blog, which she discovered after 9NINE published our post on the competition.

“I’m thoroughly enjoying the content and getting loads of ideas,” she said. “As a wife, mum to two boys and business owner finding time to relax is a challenge. The more I learn about health and fitness, the more it is becoming apparent that rest and relaxation are very important for body and mind.”

Thanks for your kind words Melissa!

This was our second giveaway. Amanda Johnstone was the winner of our ‘summer skin care’ hamper worth over £100.

And the good news is this isn’t last of our competitions  – we currently have another very exciting one in the pipeline, so watch this space!

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Competitions, Fitness, Health, Wellness

Win VIP tickets to an ‘adult playground’ in London

Adult playground

Can you remember the last time you played on a swing or whizzed down a slide? Or, an occasion where you fell about laughing after doing something silly?

If the answer is no, then it might be time to inject some fun back into your life.

According to Richard Wiseman, professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, every adult could ‘benefit from an afternoon in a giant playground’.

“Giant swings, slides and see-saws”

“Research shows that being playful makes us happier, more open-minded, gets the creative juices flowing, helps us bond together and can even help those suffering from depression,” he explains. “Humans are hardwired to play, and this doesn’t stop in childhood.”

Well, now you have a chance to step away from your screen and have a jolly good time recreating the memories of yester-year because seed food brand 9Nine is setting up The Playground, a play area for adults with giant swings, slides and see-saws. Yes!

“Play is in our DNA”

The free event is being held at London Fields in Hackney between 29-30 July and will give grown-ups an hour on the equipment, as part of a move to raise awareness around the benefits of play on happiness and wellbeing. There’ll also be DJs, refreshments and 9Nine snacks.

“In a world where our actions are usually dictated by what we have to do, we wanted to provide a place where people could come and let go and feel happy and free without any stress or rules,” explains 9Nine marketing director, Kerry Collinge.

“Happiness is at the heart of our brand and while we feel we have nailed the nutritional side of things, we wanted to do something that gave physical presence to a topic that we believe needs more column inches. Play is in our DNA – we’re simply bringing the right tools to the table.”

“We grow old because we stop playing”

The event runs between: 11am-10pm on Saturday 29 July and 11am-9pm on Sunday 30 July

But Relax Ya Self to Health has a pair of tickets for the exclusive VIP launch night on Friday 28 July.

To enter the competition, please comment on this post naming your favourite childhood game and subscribe to my blog here so that I can contact you should you win.

The draw will take place on 12 July. Good luck!

As George Bernard Shaw once said: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

For more information visit:



Competitions, In the news, Wellness

Win a skincare hamper worth £100

Wimbledon, The Championships

Who’s excited for Wimbledon 2017? I certainly am.

So, I’ve decided to mark the occasion with our very first competition. And it’s a good ‘un.

We’re serving up an ace box of summer essentials designed to protect your skin and keep you feeling fresh should the temperature start to soar.

Our Champion’s Chest, (RRP: £103) contains:

  • Ladvial Sun Protection (in three different SPFs)
  • Solero Cooling After Sun Lotion x 2
  • Dr Organic Aloe Vera Lip Balm
  • Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner
  • Dr Organic Aloe Vera Wet Wipes
  • Soft & Gentle Cool Boost Antiperspirant
  • Miaroma Citronella Pure Essential Oil

Only one lucky winner will walk away with this fantastic prize but as this is our first giveaway  – and we’re mad about tennis – we are giving you SIX opportunities to enter this fantastic draw.

All you have to do is name the players you think will triumph in the  Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles.

It doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong  – as our draw takes place on Saturday 8 July – during the first week of the tournament.

This is just a little fun to get you into the Wimbledon spirit.

And if festivals are more your thing, that’s OK too – as you can see, the hamper is ideal for gig-goers too, as well as seaside day trippers.

Remember, you can enter the draw up to six times to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic hamper of summer essentials (RRP:£103.00)



Each of the below counts as one entry.

  • Comment at the bottom of this blog post
  • Visit our Facebook page here and share the competition post
  • Comment underneath our Facebook competition post
  • Visit our Instagram page and comment underneath the competition picture
  • Tweet us your answer
  • Subscribe for free to Relax Ya Self To Health by popping your email in the box underneath my bio which is to the right.


Competition closes: Midnight 8th July 2017
This Prize Draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over.
Click here for full terms and conditions

Competitions, Health, In the news, Tennis