Friday, March 12, 2010

National Trust recommends bottle of air for stress!

I'm not going mad this is an article from Reuters news agency about how The National Trust are hoping to help calm down workers with jars of fresh air!! (see below for the article!)   I wonder if it works on stressed out mums???? 

I am really reposting this as The Trust is offering the jars as part of a promotion to publicise a weekend of free entrance to its attractions on March 20/21.  If you haven't got an annual pass it can be expensive to access Trust sites, so I think this is a fab way of having a cheap trip out with your family!!  I am putting it in my diary!   For more information try and you can find your local Trust locations!


Feeling stressed? Try a bottle of fresh air

The National Trust is offering stressed-out workers 10 minutes of calm, bottled up in a jar full of nothing but fresh air.

That's the effect, it says, of the air, which comes from some of the country's favourite beauty spots.

The glass jars are being handed out to workers in London who can choose a variety of aromas including the lakeside smell of Windermere in Cumbria and the grassy tang of Stourhead in Wiltshire.

"With most of us living in an urban environment and having little time to escape to the great outdoors, we thought it was about time the National Trust shared just a fraction of our copious amounts of fresh air with the nation," said Trust spokesman Andrew McLaughlin.

He said a study had shown 74 percent of workers admit they feel stressed every day but that 70 percent say that escaping to the countryside makes them feel instantly relaxed.

The Trust is offering the jars as part of a promotion to publicise a weekend of free entrance to its attractions on March 20/21.



  1. I think this is a great way of publicing this. We have annual membership and it more than pays for itself

  2. TheMadHouse - we have considered getting a pass but at the moment we have too many other things to spend our money on, so I always keep an eye open for these events. Its a great way of getting to see places, and one day I will sort out my family annual pass! xx

  3. This is when I usually visit - when there's free events on! :) x

  4. Theres nothing like a lungful of fresh air to make you feel better- not sure there's enough in that jar though ! Great publicity stunt whoever thought of it.

  5. We got annual membership last year but probably won't renew as we did NT places to death for a few months and have exhausted the potential of the ones near us. Wonder if they have scented the "fresh air" with something to make the bottles smell different?