This year has been a busy one and I have found myself so easily caught up in the hustle and bustle of work, social media, family, friends and relationships and focusing on everyone and everything other than my own happiness and health. Sound familiar? We all know how important it is for our wellbeing to make time for ourselves, to slow down, relax and rejuvenate our mind and body. Yet it can be so hard to actually find the time to do this.

Luckily, I have found the perfect excuse to make some solo time to pamper yourself – a Peony Parcel delivery! Peony Parcel is a bi-monthly subscription box filled with quality hand picked Australian beauty, lifestyle and wellness products designed to encourage you to enjoy a bit of “me time.”

Each parcel is curated around a particular theme. This month the lovely team at Peony Parcel were kind enough to send me the Botanica themed box filled with a selection of products inspired by nature. Everything from the beautiful black and foil gold box to the careful wrapping of the products with a ribbon gives the parcel an elegant, luxe feel. I certainly felt like I had received something very special when unwrapping my first parcel.

The parcel contains a perfect selection of around 3-5 full and travel sized products. This is not so many that you are inundated with products but enough to create a few relaxing pamper sessions and really try out the products. I also love the fact the products are all sourced from local Australian businesses and are brands that I may not have ever had the opportunity to discover myself.

As I unwrapped this month’s Botanica themed parcel the products already had me dreaming of a relaxing pamper evening and I couldn’t wait to try them out!

The Nina Bailey Rose Botanical Bath Soak was definitely a perfect addition to the box now that Winter is upon us (in Canberra at least) and it is the season for long, hot relaxing baths. The floral and feminine scent the soak adds to your bath is beautiful and relaxing in itself but the soak is also formulated to nourish, relax, reduce inflammation and soothe the skin adding an extra level of relaxation to your pamper session.

While you soak, make use of the ONNE Beauty Skin Sparkling Konjac Sponge to leave your skin sparkly and revitalised. The Konjac sponge is made from vegetable fibres of the Konjac tree that becomes squishy when wet and can be used to buff away dead skin cells. The ONNE brand is also cruelty, chemical and gluten free which gives this product an extra thumbs up from me.

A decent hand cream is an essential throughout the cold, dry Winter to keep your hands soft and hydrated so I was very pleased about the inclusion of the Enbacci Moisturising Hand & Nail Cream. I am loving the lightweight consistency of this cream that dries super quickly and doesn’t leave any stickiness or oiliness on your hands afterwards.

Much to my chocolate loving delight the parcel also includes a block of Bahen & Co Almond & Sea Salt 70% Cacao Chocolate. The packaging is certainly something to be admired and if this was anything other than chocolate I probably would have considered it too cute and pretty to open. Alas, my sweet tooth is strong and this very heavenly block of dark chocolate combined with almond and sea salt did not last long…

Finally, to set the mood and add a little more luxury to your pamper session the parcel also includes a Luxe Scented Candle Travel Tin Candle in the scent of Black Guava & Fig. I don’t think you can ever have too many candles and the scent of this one is absolutely delightful.

What makes Peony Parcel even more perfect is that 10% of all profits are donated to charity so you are not only treating yourself but supporting a charitable cause. This month the charity is the Ovarian Cancer Research Program.

I thoroughly enjoyed receiving this beautiful box of goodies in the post. It really felt like a little gift to myself, not only of products but as an excuse to make the time to relax and focus on me. The Peony Parcel would also make a very thoughtful and lovely gift to someone you know that might need a little reminder to enjoy a bit of “me time”.

Peony Parcel is available for just $59.95 per box and you have the option of either purchasing the parcel as a one-off or subscribing for 6 months (you save a little money with this option). They also offer a number of different gift options here so that you can treat a friend for a birthday, special occasion or just because.

Why not choose to focus on your own health and wellbeing this month and treat yourself to a Peony Parcel subscription by heading to their website here.

I was gifted this month’s Peony Parcel but all opinions are 100% my own.