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THE NEOM GUIDE TO WELL-BEING
We caught up with former Glamour writer turned aromatherapist, nutritionist and creator of cult brand NEOM, Nicola Elliott. She shares her insider secrets on how not to burn out, how to get started on your well-being journey and how to be sustainable with yourself...
ON CREATING A 100% NATURAL RANGE...
Nicola admits "It was difficult! Our first five treatment candles (blended with 100% natural wax and pure essential oils) were the first of their kind, we had taken the idea of a fragrance candle but introduced a whole new organic side to it and discovered the aroma-therapeutic benefits they offered."
ON HER WELL-BEING JOURNEY...
Working 60 hour weeks and having a jam packed social calendar, was taking its toll on Nicola, she continues "I was totally burnt out! The worst offenders? Poor sleep, stress and poor eating habits. This kick started my own well-being journey. It was then that I trained as an aromatherapist and nutritionist and started seeing the power of plants, they helped massively with my anxiety at the time, and still do now."
ON THE CANDLES JOURNEY FROM PLANT TO LIVING ROOM...
Such a complex process takes time, Nicola maintains that "over 100 hours went into the actual making of ONE candle, it includes 12 stages, 32 hours in the oven and 15 different people adding their touch. The candles really are ultimate by name and ultimate by nature!"
ON NATURAL WAX OVER PARAFFIN WAX...
Nicola reveals, "natural waxes obviously contain nothing artificial versus paraffin wax which is made from petroleum oil and produces harmful by-products when burned, in fact at least 11 known toxins, two of which are carcinogens, are released into the air. Natural waxes burn cleaner, which also means the scent from our essential oils is stronger-smelling than the chemical scents that are added to paraffin wax."
ON WHERE SHE FEELS AT HOME IN NATURE...
Nicola chooses, "Anywhere in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (my home town) and Richmond Park in London."
ON THE TOP SCENTS TO UNWIND, ENERGISE AND LIFT YOUR MOOD...
THE SELF-CARE WISHLIST
NEOM ORGANICS Luxury Candle Tranquillity
NEOM ORGANICS Luxury Candle Feel Refreshed
NEOM ORGANICS Luxury Candle Happiness
NEOM ORGANICS Wellbeing Essential Oil Blends Collection
NEOM ORGANICS Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser
NEOM ORGANICS Bath & Shower Oil Tranquillity
NEOM ORGANICS De-Stress Home Mist
NEOM ORGANICS Energy Boosting Mist
NEOM ORGANICS Intensive Skin Treatment Candle
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