While having a perfectly curated morning routine is all the rage, I’ve never managed to be that woman. Personally, it’s all about the nighttime routine. It’s a hot shower first, sometimes a bath if it has been a particularly difficult day, followed by some skincare love. I hydrate my whole body with a solid body oil bar and massage my face with a rose quartz vibrating roller, paired with a gorgeous serum. Then I brush my hair and slide into bed with a book or a crossword. And that’s when my favourite part comes in: a fresh cup of my favourite nighttime brew, Forty Winks tea from Woolworths.
I have used Forty Winks as my nighttime tea at the end of just about every day for the last few years. I love slowly sipping on it as the bed gets warmer and I sink under the duvet a little deeper. It truly helps my eyelids get a little heavier and my sleep – well, I sleep like a baby. This is all thanks to the dreamy, naturally caffeine-free, blend with a base of rooibos and dried chamomile flowers, a pinch of lavender and a hint of vanilla.
Due to its calming effects, chamomile has long been used as a nighttime tea. Chamomile is also commonly used to ease stress and treat insomnia, tension and worry. Lavender has a similar history, known to relax, destress, ease muscle tension and serve as a light antidepressant both used as a tea and in aromatherapy. And of course our local favourite, rooibos holds the crown as a soothing tea to ease almost all ailments! It is a careful combination of these hero ingredients that makes Woolworths’s Forty Winks tea such a comforting and calming nighttime drink to soothe one to sleep no matter how chaotic the day.
Having a morning routine is great, but sleep is an integral part of mental and physical health. A good night’s sleep means a sharper mind, an energised body and happy soul. With Forty Winks tea at my bedside I fall asleep faster with a sounder mind. How glad I am to have found a nighttime tea to help me achieve what’s most important to me.
You can shop the Forty Winks tea online, or find it at your nearest Woolworths. It’s just R38.99 for 20 tea bags!
Joëlle Davidson is Woman and Home’s Editorial Assistant whose two cats are very pleased she is typing from home these days. When Joëlle isn’t typing or reading she can be found enjoying the beauty of Cape Town’s outdoors. Or just the beauty of her favourite wine bar.