Relaxation Roundup

In honor of National Stress Awareness Day, I’m presenting a product roundup of relaxation!

These may not all technically be classified as beauty products, but your emotional state can certainly have an effect on your appearance. Happy, well rested people generally have better skin, less noticeable under eye baggage, and more frequent smiles. When I feel stressed to my breaking point, I bust out my relaxation kit, chock full of goodies like this. Here are some products that will get you looking and feeling beautifully relaxed:

destress21 Drops De-Stress Essential Oil Rollerball

21 Drops offers 21 different portable and collectible rollerball variations containing oils for common ailments. The comforting De-Stress blend is a combination of frankincense resin oil, lavender flower oil, ylang ylang flower oil, and German chamomile oil. Roll on your wrists and temples to stay calm and collected.

Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Body Creamlave

The texture of this stuff is seriously like soft whipped butter in the best way possible. The rich emollient cream smells divine and creates velvety smooth skin. It’s like a big moisturizing hug.

gloomOrigins Gloomaway Grapefruit Body Wash and Bubble Bath

Bubble away your troubles with the fresh scented Gloomaway bubble bath. The mood-boosting grapefruit scent will promote happiness while the creamy cleanser gets you feeling squeaky clean. Gloomaway is formulated with essential oils of grapefruit, field mint, and sweet oranges. Just try to step into a feel-good foam bath like this without soaking away the sad. Not possible. There’s no crying in bubble baths!

Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oilstress-relief-treatment-oil_88-01_590x617

Not only does this treatment oil counteract the negative effects of stress, but it can also help combat acne and soften the skin. The soothing, multifunctional blend combines advanced organic silicones with calming essential oils of sandalwood, lavender, orange and sage. Naturally-purifying extracts of tea tree, lemon, and ylang-ylang add to the team of stress fighters and skin conditioners. Use it as a scalp treatment for ultimate relaxation, add a few drops to your bath or lotion, or smooth it on directly. No matter how you decide to apply this versatile treatment oil, it will amplify your relaxation level. Now, who wants to give me a scalp treatment?


Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Lavender and Chamomile Pillow Mist

A soft mist of this combo of soul soothing lavender and sleep enhancing chamomile on your pillow will send you to slumberland in moments. I’m falling asleep just thinking about it! Zzz…

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