Holland & Barrett – Good Life MOT!

This is super geeky, but I admit it, I love Holland and Barrett (who doesn’t love nuts & healthy beauty products all in one shop?).  Going into their stores is always a fun whilst out shopping and I have been known to spend far too long browsing their aisles for healthy treats.

They have recently launched their ‘Good Life MOT’ – you can pop into their stores and see one of their team who will then run your through a little survey to discuss your needs, lifestyle, diet and recommend you some ways to tackle any issues such as tiredness, headaches or even tips on healthy snacks.

I filled out the survery online and was sent this package of goodies based on my results.  After experimenting with the products I thought I’d let you know my thoughts!


It’s quite obvious from the products they sent me that I’m a very tired person; it’s one of my main annoyances and downfalls.  I am constantly tired no matter how much sleep I get which must have been apparent from my answers as I was sent a couple of lavender products to help aid sleep.

The Miaroma Lavender Massage Oil and Essential Oil have joined my nighttime regime to help relax me.  I add a few drops of the essential oil to my bath or on my duvet sheets to calm me right down, or manage to convince Andrew to give me a massage.

I am a nut fiend so I was happy to find almonds in the package.  I try to snack on nuts as much as possible throughout the day instead of chocolate and biscuits as they keep me full and make me feel so much healthier, ha.

I was given two tubs of vitamins which I’ve researched thoroughly.  Vitamin B-Complex helps your metabolism as well as reducing tiredness and fatigue (LOVE) and 1-lysine 1000mg are incredible if you’re run down; they help incredibly well with ulcers and also help improve hair, skin and nails.  Now these would be incredible but I have a bit of a thing with swallowing pills and they are both hefty buggers which means I have to bite them in bits in order to swallow them.  If anyone knows of any vitamins which are good for people who can’t swallow tablets – let me know!

Finally in the package was Dr Organic Vitamin E Pure Oil which I think was including as I suffer from eczema and dry skin.  This can be used anywhere on the body and helps to soothe dry skin, as well as wrinkles, scars and stretch marks!

You can read more about Holland and Barrett’s Good Life MOT here.  I think it’s a great idea if you’re on a health kick and have some problems which you would like to try natural, herbal remedies for!

What are your favourite treats from Holland and Barrett? Do you suffer from tiredness and fatigue too?




  1. April 15, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    Aw wow! This sounds amazing and I love Holland and Barrett, I am going straight on their website now..Thanks 🙂
    Becka | This Is My World

  2. April 15, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    i love going to holland and barrett it makes you feel super healthy. I love that Vitamin E oil, I use it all of the time, its amazing.

    Jess x


  3. April 15, 2014 / 8:30 pm

    Very helpful post!




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  4. April 15, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    I also love Holland and Barrett so much! I'm guilty of going into the store a few times a week haha. I also suffer from tiredness and fatigue so perhaps I'll try out the Vitamin B-Complex… Have you noticed a big difference since taking them? Great post 🙂 x

  5. April 16, 2014 / 7:12 am

    I am also very tired through the day and don't sleep well. That's a useful product for me to check out, thanks. I also can't swallow pills to I use a lemon crusher (those tiny ones used to squeezing lemon over fish) and crush the pills, mix with honey and drink with water

  6. Anonymous
    April 16, 2014 / 8:09 am

    I've been using B12 vitamins for fatigue but unfortunately I am sensitive and I got severe acne because of this vitamin (I've researched post-fest um and discovered that quite a lot of people have that kind of reaction on B12 and B6 supplements – I wish I'd known that before I've started taking the supplements 🙁 ). Now I am searching for something else to fight spring fatigue…

  7. April 16, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Amazing idea, I really need this! Thanks so much x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  8. April 16, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Have you tried Natures Best? A great online website for tablets and suplements. I am currently trialing Nutrihair 🙂


  9. April 17, 2014 / 12:27 am

    I miss Holland & Barrett! I like the Dr Organic toothpaste! Keeps the teeth clean for so long!

  10. April 17, 2014 / 5:40 pm

    Next time I'm back in England, I am definitely going there! All of those products look great and I'm also a very tired person, so would be great if I can get my hands on some of these products too! xxx


  11. April 17, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    I could definitely do with calling into my local Holland and Barrett for a MOT – I didn't realise their staff were trained to recommend products like this, but think it's a great idea.

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  12. April 19, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I'll have to pop in soon and take the survey. I love the Dr. Organic beauty range. Have you ever tried the snail cream that they stock? x


  13. April 23, 2014 / 3:26 pm

    After years of trying supplements, I realised a healthy diet just can't be beaten…so I pretty much stick to a Greek diet now. Tastier than a few pills! Holland and Barrett have some decent oils though. I used to get my jojoba oil from there. Now I use coconut oil and sal butter too. Sal butter is fab for my skin and pretty cheap too.

  14. May 4, 2014 / 7:51 am

    You're like me! I love a trip to Holland & Barrett! They're 1c sale is always amazing!

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