Lift your spirits with small everyday moments of calm

Find time to feel good with a little help from Ricola

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With our hectic schedules, sometimes it can be hard to find the time to relax and unwind. Small moments of calm, peppered throughout your day can end up making a big difference though – even something as simple as taking a minute or two out to enjoy a comforting Ricola herbal sweet.

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From intoxicating sage and peppermint, to soothing mallow and elderflower, Ricola contains a unique blend of 13 Swiss-grown herbs. Emil Richterich, the company’s founder, created this signature blend 80 years ago with wellbeing in mind – growing the herbs in the fresh pure air of the Swiss mountains.

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Fast-forward to today and Ricola are just as committed to the wellbeing of people and the planet. Available in handy pocket-sized packs in a variety of naturally refreshing sugar-free flavours including zesty LemonMint, Elderflower, Mountain Mint, Herbal

Caramel and Cranberry, it really couldn’t be easier to reach for a moment of calm with Ricola.

Soak away your stress

Of course, there are lots of little ways you can reset each day. Take the humble bath. There’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as sinking into a warm bath at the end of the day. And, as the evenings grow longer, soaking in the tub with your favourite page-turner is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Next time, why not make it a real self-care moment by adding your own sweet-smelling herbal bath salts?

Ricola knows all about the calming properties of herbs, so who better to come up with a quick and easy way to make herbal bath salts for a lovely spa experience at home. Try making some now and indulge in a self-made moment of calm.

Create your own fragrant herbal bath salts at home:

Preparation time:
5 minutes

Materials:
• 1.5kg dead sea salt
• 40g mixed dried herbs, such as mallow leaves, elderflower, hollyhock blossom, cowslip, plantain
• 10 drops each of essential oils, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon

Equipment:
• Storage jar

Instructions:
Place the salt in a bowl and mix in the herbs. Next, add the essential oils and mix well. Spoon the herbal bath salts into one or more airtight storage jars.
When you’re ready
to use, simply add a cupful of the bath salts to your bathwater for a relaxing bathing experience.

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Ricola sweets are available to buy online at ricola.com and ocado.com and in store from the confectionery aisle at Holland & Barrett, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, WHSmith, Morrisons, independent health food stores and pharmacies.