Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15th May 2022

Taking care of our mental health - and indeed of those around us - is something we passionately believe in at Owen Drew and is at the very core of everything we do. 

Our founder Drew has made no secret about his previous mental health struggles and believes his lived experience of professional burn-out at the age of 22 made him realise the importance of self-care.

“Wellness is so important to me”, Drew told a panel of multi-millionaire investors on BBC Dragons’ Den last May. “I try to practice what I preach. I believe in taking time out to run a nice bath, using our bath oil, and getting an early night with our Sleep Mist. All the things I should have perhaps been doing when I was 22”

 

Here, Drew shares his top tips for looking after your mental health all year round and tells us about his favourite products from our bestselling range. 

 

Sleep Luxury Room Mist Spray

Sleep Mist - £30

Our dreamy Sleep Mist is packed with Lavender, an essential oil which has been revered for centuries because of its calming and relaxing properties. “I spritz this all over my bedding at night and it helps me drift off naturally for a restful night’s sleep”. 

Quality sleep is vital for good mental health, so try to get at least 8 hours each night. Try switching off your phone an hour before bed and avoiding any distractions like television which might disturb your sleep during the night.

  

Be Kinder to yourself Owen Drew Print  

Wellness Prints - £6.50

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week centres on the theme of loneliness. Why not send someone a print with a complimentary personal message to let them know you’re thinking of them. “We sent a lot of these prints out during the first lockdown”, Drew says. “I know from the messages people sent us that the visual affirmations meant a great deal to them and brought a lot of comforts”

 

Argan Gold Luxury Hand Wash

Argan Gold Luxury Hand Wash - £20

Little rituals and moments of luxury can not only make us feel special and pampered but also remind us that we are worthy of being spoiled. “A mundane activity such as washing your hands becomes transformed into something very special”, Drew says. “The creamy consistency of the hand wash and the sheer decadence of it makes me smile every time I use it”

 

Calm Luxury Room Mist Spray

Calm Luxury Room Mist - £30

‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, goes the famous saying and it can at times feel like we are on a hamster wheel, a never-ending treadmill in this rat race we call life. How often do we take time out to meditate or just close our eyes and listen to some soothing music? Our Calm Luxury Room Mist has been designed by aromatherapists to promote feelings of well-being and of course, of calm. Spritz some around the room, light a candle and listen to a guided meditation on Youtube or Spotify.

 

Anglesey Luxury Handmade Soy Wax Candle

Anglesey Luxury Candle - £35

Walks in nature are so beneficial for our mental health. “I grew up by the seaside and walks on the shore always soothed me in times of worry”, Drew says. “There’s something very therapeutic about salty sea air, the sound of the waves and the wind in your hair”. If you don’t live near the sea, our Anglesey candle might just be the next best thing. It is inspired by our favourite welsh island with notes of sea-salt, mineral breeze and of course driftwood. Take some time out for yourself to do absolutely nothing other than closing your eyes and imagining yourself lying on the beach. You can even play the sound of waves lapping on the shore from your Spotify account so why not take an hour or two out to do nothing? you'll find it extremely productive in the long run.

 

 

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