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Cheers! Discover the ultimate non-alcoholic drink to help you sleep better

Cheers! Discover the ultimate non-alcoholic drink to help you sleep better

Try this drink if:

  • you enjoy a relaxing glass or two of wine in the evening, but also have trouble sleeping,
  • you're looking for a non alcoholic drink that's not laden with sugar

Celebrating maternal love : how Mother's Day is celebrated across cultures

Celebrating maternal love : how Mother's Day is celebrated across cultures

The concept of honouring mothers on once special day of the year dates back to ancient civilizations. In ancient Greece the spring festival dedicated to Rhea, the Mother of the Gods, involved rituals and ceremonies to honour maternal figures. And ancient Romans celebrated Matronalia, a festival dedicated to Juno, the goddess of childbirth and motherhood.

Dedicating one day of the year to celebrate mothers continues to be observed around the world in unique ways and different days. Let's see how...

Unlocking the power of essential oils for a great night's sleep

Unlocking the power of essential oils for a great night's sleep

Do you struggle to get to sleep at night? You're not alone. In fact, insomnia is so common that The World Health Organisation has declared a sleep loss epidemic across industrialised nations and studies show that up to two thirds of adults occasionally experience insomnia*

If you’ve tried the usual sleep tips including avoiding caffeine in the afternoon, reducing screen time before bed and keep your bedroom cool yet still have trouble getting to sleep and you’re looking for remedies that truly work…. there’s another solution: enter essential oils – nature's gift for promoting relaxation and deep sleep. But do essential oils really work for sleep, and if so, which ones are the best? Let's explore…

Six thoughtful Mother's Day gifts your mum will love

Six thoughtful Mother's Day gifts your mum will love

It's Mother's Day in the UK on 10 March, so if you're looking for a thoughtful handmade pampering gift here are six gorgeous Mother's Day gift ideas I think your mum would absolutely love, from just £10. And to make your Mother's Day gift even more special, I'll wrap each one in a unique vintage scarf, tied in the Japanese furoshiki style. It's fun, eco friendly, and is an extra gift! Just use the code below and the £5 cost will be waived.

Review of Sleep Easy pillow spray by perfume blogger Stephan Matthews

Review of Sleep Easy pillow spray by perfume blogger Stephan Matthews

"First Class! Nailed it!" Wow - I'm absolutely thrilled by the amazing review of College Green Sleep Easy pillow spray by award winning perfume blogger, Stephan Matthews.

The article, on the front page of Stephan's monthly newsletter, claims "it’s a brave move for a small company to create an exclusive fragrance, but College Green have absolutely nailed it."

It celebrates the fact that room and pillow sprays offer a budget friendly way for people to access fragrance, and describes the Sleep Easy scent experience

Missing the scent of your Christmas tree? Lift your damp January spirits with a reed diffuser.

Missing the scent of your Christmas tree? Lift your damp January spirits with a reed diffuser.

If you're missing the crisp green scent of your Christmas tree (and need cheering up now the decorations have come down) t...

Wax melts that look as good as they smell

Wax melts that look as good as they smell

College Green wax melts look as good as they smell! 

Each melt contains dried botanicals that slowly reveals as the wax melts, then float gently in the wax while it infuses your room with scent.

The botanicals vary according to the fragrance, so in Cotswold Bluebell you'll find a sprinkling of bright blue cornflowers. Parisian Spring has a colourful floral mix including rose, calendula and lavender, and Christmas Spice contains a whole star anise that looks like a star, sitting in the wax.

Nothing says Christmas has started like a Goodwill evening

Nothing says Christmas has started like a Goodwill evening

Did you know it’s thought that the tradition started in the 1950’s on London’s Regent Street to brighten up post-war London? The annual Goodwill e...

Gift inspiration for people you don't know well (or are hard to buy for): part 2

Gift inspiration for people you don't know well (or are hard to buy for): part 2

It's so difficult to buy gifts for someone you don't know very well - will they already have one? Will it fit in with their decor? Will it live at ...

How to make your Christmas gift even more special with Japanese-inspired gift wrapping

How to make your Christmas gift even more special with Japanese-inspired gift wrapping

You've found the perfect present - so how are you going to match the wrap to the awesome gift inside?

Furoshiki! 

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese way of wrapping everyday items which originated when people wrapped their clothes in a distinctive large square cloth when visiting a public bath so they could easily identify their belongings.

Why Painswick Goodwill Market is known as the twinkliest night of the year

Why Painswick Goodwill Market is known as the twinkliest night of the year

Christmas starts here - everything you need to know about Painswick Goodwill The magical Painswick Goodwill Evening, described as `the twinkliest n...

"Who wouldn't love patchouli and neroli?"

"Who wouldn't love patchouli and neroli?"

"Sleep Easy pillow and room spray mist is a lovely addition to the gorgeous soaps I usually buy from you. It has a subtle, natural but lasting frag...