COLD days and hot central heating take their toll on skin and call for a more nourishing layer after a daily shower or evening bath.

It's also nice to slather on something with mood-boosting effects to help counteract winter blues.

Neal's Yard's aromatic massage oil blends moisture-boosting organic sunflower, almond and wheatgerm oils with uplifting geranium, relaxing lavender and warming marjoram. It could also be used as a bath oil.

It is aimed at those with the most parched skin, but would suit all types and is a lovely product to use on yourself or a lucky someone.

Neal's Yard Aromatic Massage Oil, £14.