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Students & Self Care Lovers, This One Is For You…

Students & Self Care Lovers, This One Is For You…

September’s here and we’re here to help you find the perfect ‘Back to Uni’ bundle. We want to offer you some of our best university tips and tricks to make sure you feel at home in your new student abode.

Our first tip when it comes to tackling university is to always remember to be kind to yourself. Whether this means turning a night out down, spending a little time by yourself or taking a break from overworking, remember to always put yourself first! Be kind to your skin, mind and body and we promise you you’ll feel more positive about everything else.

Following on from this, we all know that sleep at uni is like gold dust. To ensure you are sleeping the best when you get chance to, invest in products with ingredients like chamomile in – such as our Oat and Chamomile Body Lotion. Chamomile has natural calming effects and is great to reduce anxiety and initiate sleep – two things that might be on your mind whilst at university…

We’d also recommend sticking to a budget at university – but don’t forget to put a little aside to enjoy yourself! At the end of the day, you’re only there once and it’s an experience of a lifetime so stick to your budget as much as possible and save some money to put towards social events.

Homesickness can hit you like a train at uni, especially in the first few weeks. We suggest taking sentimental items that remind you of home or incorporating familiar homely scents into your new accommodation. We have a total of 12 candle scents at Okiki and most are ideal to indulge in when you’re feeling a little low.

Lastly, we recommend staying true to yourself. It’s hard to know if the course at university is going to be for you or not, so if you end up hating it once you get there, there is no shame in that – it’s not your fault! Speak up – talk to friends, family, and tutors to ensure you find the right course and path for you. I, myself, dropped out of university the first time around, and thank goodness I did because I am now on my dream course, and I couldn’t be happier. Always listen to your gut!

As the next few months are full of new opportunities for a lot of us, we want to ensure that everyone is looking after themselves – therefore, we are offering an exclusive ‘Back to Uni’ self-care bundle for just £40! The bundle is completely unique and individual as you are able to choose all of your own scents, but the deal itself includes one 150ml body lotion, a face mask powder and one of our delightful Okiki candles – meaning you’re getting a £5 discount - yay! Of course, this offer is not just exclusive to students so if you’re a lover of self-care and pamper nights, why not treat yourself to this bundle in time for the colder months ahead?

For those that are heading off to university in September, remember to keep checking up on yourself and have a great time! If you would like to purchase our ‘Back to Uni’ self-care bundle, then all you have to do is add your favourite lotion, face mask and candle to your cart and voila!

Here’s to new opportunities and a whole lot of self-care!

 

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The Benefits of Using Face Mask Powders

The Benefits of Using Face Mask Powders
Running a bath, pouring a glass of wine and relaxing whilst reading one of your favourite books sounds like a pretty good night, right? Now imagine it with a cooling face mask on… even better? The thing we love most about our face mask powders that Ade (founder of Okiki) formulates is that you have complete control of how you would like to use them. The powders are so versatile and easy to use, plus they’re all palm oil free. There is an Okiki face mask powder for everyone regardless of your skin type, and they are all unisex too, of course!... Continue reading

Our Top 5 Okiki Products to Help You Relax This Summer

Our Top 5 Okiki Products to Help You Relax This Summer
After a strange and unpredictable year, we all deserve a little self-care in our lives. The phrases self-care and wellness, however, can often be thrown around and their original meaning in the past have sometimes become opaque. The world in which we now live in, constantly expects you to be plugged in, so being able to find moments of comfort and calm amongst chaos, could well and truly be counted as one of life’s little luxuries. We hope that all our customers take time to protect their peace and learn to embrace solitude this summer, and we want you to know that we are here with you every step of the way. Continue reading

OUR SELF-CARE TIPS FOR WINTER

OUR SELF-CARE TIPS FOR WINTER

Winter is here! You know how snowflakes cover the streets and trees; how we have colder and darker evenings even though it's not 4 pm. It's at that time. Many things come in winter, like anxiety, low productivity, fatigue, and even stress. We want you to nourish your body and be motivated in this season.

 Self-care is essential for our emotional,  physical, and mental well-being. This is the reason we've compiled seven ways to make you feel relaxed and have positive feelings for yourself and others.

  • Light a scented candle

It would brighten up the room and make it all cosy and warm while you watch your favourite Netflix show with your loved ones. Some scented candles are also used for aromatherapy, i.e., they have healing properties. Our Nana Efua Neneh Candle, which contains bergamot essential oil to alleviate stress Jasmine oil to calm the mind. Our Adeola Candle creates a warm and cosy atmosphere with its fruity scents to soothe the mind and spirit. I keep a candle lit all day since the weather is so dreary

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  •   Get a Journal

Write your thoughts and worries in a journal. This will help you to clear your head. I use my journal to track the highs and lows of my day, I also sometime plan out things like my meals for the week too

 

  • Moisturize and stay hydrated

It's winter, and the skin gets dry and flaky because of the low humidity and cold. Moisturize your skin regularly and drink enough water. Our  Oat & Chamomile Body Lotion is an excellent moisturizer that will leave your beautiful skin soft and silky. Also, use our Oat & Honey Intensive Hand Balm is a deeply hydrating mix that nourishes and prevent cracked hands. A portable balm is great for when your on the move and need to hydrate your hands

  •   Spend time with your loved ones

It is the perfect time to connect with your loved ones. Do an activity together, and if they're not around you, call them or have a video chat with them. W

  •   Exercise

Self-care does not only involve mental health. It also affects physical health. Sign up for the gym, take walks, do yoga, or you could work out at home.  Staying fit is very important to our health. I for one enjoy going on a walk, I sometimes call my friend whilst going on walk. Listen to some music - given that we are at home 24/7 with little change of scenery a walk can do a world of good

  •  Enjoy the Festive Season

Do things you enjoy doing– read a book, learn a skill, go out for events, go shopping, visit loved ones, play games, take pictures – to make this season memorable.

  • Don't overspend

As much as we want you to enjoy this season, we don't want you breaking the banks because this self-care ensures that you're happy during winter and more joyful after. Stay within your budget and enjoy this beautiful season.

 

We at Okiki Skincare want you to radiate positivity and have that self-care to uncover your radiant self.

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Oat And Dry skin: Why You Need To Add Oat To Your Skincare Routine

Oat And Dry skin: Why You Need To Add Oat To Your Skincare Routine

Oat, also known as Avena sativa, does not only make an excellent meal; it is also perfect for your dry skin. Oat has been used for centuries to keep the skin healthy and nourished. 

We added oat into our products to give you that healthy and beautiful skin because of oat's fantastic benefits. These products have 5- star reviews because of the tremendous results it has provided. With these products, you can bid your dry skin farewell.   

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