Black Friday Shopping for your Mental Health :

So Black Friday is looming and there is a great buzz around it this year. I thought I would do something a little different and focus on Black Friday deals which have the potential to positively impact our mental health. Shopping in itself is cathartic but the effects are often time specific. Hopefully the suggested purchases below will have a long-lasting impact on creating a calmer and happier you.


Waxpert’s Candle- Lavender scent

This candle is divine. I bought one last year and cherished it. It is so calming and really good quality. The scent surrounds your house and has such a relaxing impact on all of its inhabitants. Even Our Doggies, Hugo and Bruno adore it and it sends them straight off to sleep. I also bring it with me when I have to stay away over night. It really helps me settle into my new surroundings as I bring a small piece of home with me. It came to India with me this year when I completed my yoga practice teacher training.

There is 15% off these candles from Friday 9 AM until Monday through the Waxperts website.


Holland and Barrett

Holland and Barrett are doing a great sale for Black Friday and have 387 products on sale with discounts of up to 50%. Stock up on all of your natural medications. They have Vitamin D supplements on offer which are so important to take at this time of year to increase your mood. Lots of healthy snacks are also available to keep our sugar cravings at bay. Essential oils such as peppermint and lavender are on sale to sooth and relieve stress or tension from the day. Also lots of the uncommon ingredients required in healthy baking are available at a reduced cost. So if you love baking and find it therapeutic use this time to stock up on some of the key ingredients such as cacao powder , chia seeds., organic hemp, Manuku honey to name but a few.



There is nothing better than snuggling down with a good book if you have had rough day and need to escape. There is something so calming about turning the pages and it immediately instigates a sense of relaxation for me. Eason currently has 30% off everything online plus free delivery with the discount code BLACK. Some of the books include ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama. I am really excited to read this one as I have heard great reviews. ‘The Importance of Being Aisling’ is also on sale if you need a good laugh or Holly White’s Vegan-ish’s cook book if you are thinking of commencing a healthy lifestyle change and turning your nutrition on its head .

See the full sale here:


Renew Skin Clinic

It can be so nice on a day when you are feeling low to indulge in a relaxing pampering night with a nice face mask to perk yourself up. So, why not stock up for a dreary Monday when you deserve to give yourself some extra self-care. The Renew Clinic is offering 10 % off all their products in their Dublin, Naas and Drogheda Clinics Starting from 9 AM on Black Friday.


Havana Skin Clinic

Are also offering up to 55% off the clinic on Black Friday and also have deals on Image Skin Care products in the clinic and online.



MMB Robes

Melissa Mills Bari from MMB has designed her own robes which are so luxurious and soft on the skin. They also look very chic and are lovely to wrap yourself up in after a relaxing bath or shower if you are feeling like you need some extra TLC. She is offering a 25 % discount off the Grand Baie, Port Louis, Bel Air and Riveria style robes. This discount is starting from today until Friday.


Floating Frames

Floating Frames are a lovely Irish design company which make bespoke frames with huge sentimental value. If there is someone in your life that you feel deserves a thoughtful present they have some beautiful collections to choose from.  They are offering 10 % off on Good Friday.


The Stork Box

This Irish company have beautiful gift boxes for expectant mothers and their babies. If you have a friend or family member who is expecting a baby and is feeling a little worse for wear during the pregnancy it can be a lovely little pick me up. This company was founded by two Irish sisters one of whom is a consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist where I work. The Stork Box’s ethos symbolises purity, longevity and protection which I think is very imaginative. Their products help and support the adventure of parenthood.

The Stork Box is offering 25% off their products on Black  Friday with the code BF18



Himalayan Salt Lamps

Salt lamps create such a lovely atmosphere in homes and reportedly have a positive impact on our mental health by increasing our energy levels. The theory is that once the salt is warmed by the light it releases negative ions into the atmosphere. Electrical items such as computer screens, hair dryers and mobile phones release positive ions which can be very draining on our energy and the negative ions released by the salt lamp counteract them.

The Himalayan Salt Lamp is currently on offer and is reduced from €49.99 to €29.99 on the Carraig Donn website . I am definitely going to be grabbing this offer while it lasts.

I can imagine us all, curled up with a good book in our new robe with a face mask on, Waxperts candle lighting and some healthy treats from Holland and Barrett. We will be like new people in no time. I hope you enjoyed and benefited from some of the great deals out there.

There is no affiliate links used in this post.

Happy shopping everyone!

Lia xx

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