“A great day starts with a good night’s sleep” says Neom Organics CEO, Nicola Elliott
With a true passion for women’s wellbeing, Nicola Elliott set up Neom Organics London - a wellbeing fragrance brand dedicated to creating products that are 100% natural with true wellbeing benefits: to relieve stress, aid sleep, boost your energy, calm & relax or lift your mood.
Clearly we're an advocate of our relaxing tea, but we were keen to know what else Nicola uses for relaxation, and why sleep is so important to her.
You are a successful businesswoman with a demanding job, how do you achieve a moment’s calm?
I make time for myself every day, because if I don’t I can’t be firing on all cylinders for my family and colleagues. I love to run; it clears my head and becomes my time, where I can’t be reached. I feel more energised with a focused mind when I’ve been running.
What does sleep mean to you?
Nothing effects how you feel as much of sleep or lack of it. And I absolutely believe that a great day starts 8 hours before with a good nights sleep!
After a busy day at the office, how do you unwind before bedtime?
At night, I always try to take a calming bath with the Tranquillity Bath Oil, to bring down my stress levels. I read for 20 minutes with the Tranquillity candle burning next to me and then drift off into a nice sleep! Taking time out, and looking after yourself is definitely not a luxury, it’s a necessity.
What are you reading at the moment?
I am actually reading ‘The Little Book of Hygge’ at the moment, it’s a great bedtime read.
Neom shares Pukka Herbs love for organic – what does organic mean to you?
When we started out, most organic products were sold in a brown paper bag; I wanted to create something that was a pleasure to use as well as providing wellbeing benefits without all of the unnatural additions that cancel out such wonderful pure essential oils.
What is your favourite herb and why?
I love Basil, we use it in several of our formulas. It can be used as a facial steam to banish a headache, has antibiotic properties, can help balance our blood sugar levels, and can help with stress/relaxation.