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Nicola Elliott of Neom Organics on keeping cool under pressure this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 17:34 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:29 20 February 2013

Nicola Elliott, the very calm and utterly collected founder of Neom Organics

Nicola Elliott, the very calm and utterly collected founder of Neom Organics

Nicola Elliott, the Harrogate-based founder and director of Neom Organics on keeping cool under pressure this Christmas

The kids are playing their new console game so loud you can hear grandmas teeth rattling, the turkey is refusing to cook and your beloved has bought you a deep fat fryer instead of the Mulberry handbag youd been hinting at since June. Happy blummin Christmas! But you dont have to lose your cool just because the festivities are not quite going to plan.


Nicola Elliott, the Harrogate-based founder and director of Neom Organics, the UKs fastest growing luxury organic brand, knows a lot about keeping cool under pressure. She spent seven years as an editor on high profile magazines and has spent the last seven years building her own brand from scratch.


#She started in 2005 with a range of just five pure organic candles, but Neom has grown exponentially since then, with an expanded candle scent library, room mists, reed diffusers, bath and body products now being sold in 15 countries around the world.


Perhaps not surprisingly, when asked for her tips on maintaining a cool demeanour when the Yule slog takes its toll, this business powerhouse plumped for aromatherapy as a soothing pick-me-up.


Candles work as aromatherapeutic treatments, Nicola explained. As the scent fills the room you are breathing in powerful holistic blends. Neom candles work really well in spas, but even better when clients buy them to carry on their treatment feeling at home.


But if your other half hasnt put a relaxing candle in your stocking this year, what else can you do maintain your poise amid the Christmas chaos? Here are our top five tips.


1 Try to squeeze in some exercise.
You dont have to sweat yourself stupid at the gym, just take a brisk walk to raise your heart-rate, boost your mood and stave off those encroaching festive pounds.

2 Pace yourself.
Christmas isnt just one day of celebration anymore, its a whole fortnight, so try to eat, drink and be merry in moderate bursts if you dont want to burn out by Boxing Day.

3 Dont say yes to everything.
It can be tempting to try to be Penelope Perfect, but if you take on too much someone is bound to be disappointed along the way. Just do what you can and dont be afraid to ask for help.

4 Be generous but not to the point of bankruptcy.
Christmas is a time for giving, but that doesnt necessarily include giving yourself an enormous debt to look forward to come January. So, keep an eye on your finances and try whenever possible to live within your means.

5 Remember whats really important.
Gifts are great but theyre not what people are going to remember in the long-term. Enjoy your family, revel in some time off and dont sweat it if your stuffing balls are not a patch on Nigellas. n

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