Lavender: De-stressing the Distressed

With the end of the semester approaching and my entrance into the "real" world looming, I cannot help but be overwhelmingly stressed. Deadlines upon deadlines have me wincing at the thought of the next three weeks, but I have an anxiety combatting secret! Lavender essential oil has been used in aromatherapy for years as a relaxant and trust me, it works. Lavender is what aromatherapists call an adaptogen, a natural substance that helps the body adapt to stress and imbalances, inducing a normalizing effect. Here are some great lavender products you can try:  

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Young Living Essential Oil Supplement, Lavender $30.92 

Rubbing therapeutic-grade lavender essential oils on your temples and the soles of feet can be an extremely effective way to de-stress; it also helps to aid sleep. Young Living is one of the most trusted essential oil distributors  in the aromatherapy industry, providing the highest quality, purest, and most therapeutic oils. It's a little pricy, but when it comes to oiling, its important to ensure your oils are truly therapeutic grade or you won't get the desired results.

 

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Bath and Bodyworks Pillow Mist, Sleep - Lavender Chamomile $10

Spray this relaxing Bath and Bodyworks Pillow Mist onto your pillow for a lovely, dream-worthy sleep. The herbaceous, floral scent of lavender and soothing chamomile will send you away to a dozing wonderland.

 

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Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap, Lavender $10.49 for 160z

There is nothing more calming than drawing yourself a long, hot bath. Suds up with Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap in lavender for the ultimate de-stressing experience. Put on some smooth jazz, light a candle, and submerge yourself into relaxation.

 

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L'Occitane Lavande Candle, $25

Fill your home with the serene scent of French lavender; filling your home with positive energy is sure to lift your spirits.

Breathe deep and relax, my friends!

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