There are so many reasons to be stressed these days. Work, kids being home, and many of us are less able to see friends and family that keep our spirits up. Anyone that feels depressed or has high levels of anxiety should get professional advice and see a doctor. If you are the type of person that is looking for some friendly advice, here are tips that are proven to work.
Choose bath products that make you happy when you smell them and help you relax. A smell can carry us back to a specific time and place in ways that photos and conscious thinking cannot. It’s a memory that is impossible to hang on to unless you smell it again. Scents from a vacation or our grandma’s house can summon feelings of security and love from deep in our earliest memories.
It’s no coincidence that many products geared to relaxing have lavender. Aromatherapy has been shown to have benefits in terms of stress relief and overall wellness. There are lavender sachets to put next to your bed, scented candles that can make you feel calmer during a hectic workday, and moisturizers that soothe and keep you calm.
Not all scents are created equal. Some people I know love the smell of vanilla while others can’t get enough of eucalyptus. Honestly, it’s all about personal preference and what makes you feel good. Here are some favorites that we’ve recently discovered:
Pipette Relaxing Body Lotion and Pipette Relaxing Body Wash
Designed with moms and dads in mind, Pipette’s de-stressing aromatic body wash cleanses without stripping the skin’s natural oils, leaving skin soft and smooth. The 100% plant-derived aroma is a Zen-inducing mix of citrus and geranium. Pipette’s relaxing lotion melts in instantly, adding long-lasting, weightless moisture. The calming scent of both products are perfect any time you need a quick mood boost. Although I first thought of these as bath products, I’ve been using the body lotion every time I’m feeling like I need a break. It’s been working wonders.
Way of Will
If you love natural products and are looking to cut out harsh chemicals from your bath and body routine, here’s a great solution. What separates Way of Will from other brands is their unique unisex appeal and the unique product formulas which contain 100% pure essential oils that provide additional wellness benefits. It’s a wonderful aromatherapy escape in the bathroom! Some of favorites include Lavender + Cedar Body Wash and hand lotion.
Spongellé Botanica BodyWash Infused Buffers
Sometimes relaxing means going on vacation. Currently, that might not be possible. For that luxury hotel feeling every morning, discover Spongellé Botanica Body Wash Infused Buffers. The packaging is super luxe and immediately gives you the same joy as discovering something unique while on your getaway. It’s billed as the all in one beauty treatment and has several benefits which include a bodywash and buffer all in one, it’s dermatologist tested so you know it won’t be harsh on your skin, and it’s naturally formulated and infused with extracts of rosehip, green team, and hibiscus. This one stunning sponge will make it through 18+ luxurious showers.
Blissoma’s Neroli Healthy Skin Hand & Body Cream
Apply to your skin, close your eyes, and inhale. You will be transported to your favorite spa. Blissoma has combined some of our favorite herbs and butters to create a hand cream that luxuriously aromatic. This cream is also ideal for dryness and uncomfortable skin anywhere on the body. The essential oils are an elegant combination of neroli, lavender, frankincense, and labdanum (cistus/rockrose). It is floral, relaxing, and uplifting without being overly strong.
Kids can have a relaxing bath time too. Zoey Naturals Soothing Lavender Wash and Soothing Lavender Lotion are free of harsh chemicals and gently cleanses skin and hair. It’s naturally gentle, tear free, and has a gentle pH. These products are so wonderful more than a few adults have been caught using it! Both products are free of harsh chemicals and provide hours of hydration to the skin. Paraben and phthalate free, this lotion is ideal for those with sensitive skin.