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:
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.
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.
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.
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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