At home, at work or on-the-go, feelings of stress can strike anywhere, playing havoc with our daily lives. Taking time out to clear our minds can often feel like the last thing we want to do when we’re under pressure, but often, there’s no better way to help you feel at ease again.
Although calming scents and soothing formulas probably won’t solve the reason for your stress, never underestimate the power of some T.L.C to put things into perspective and soothe your mind. We’ve selected some stress remedies that can help you on your way to a calmer you, encourage you to take a break and clear your head, and engage your senses to bring you back into the moment – even when you feel up against it.
Stress is sleep's nemesis, but if you dread going to bed, try this collection from This Works. It's calming scent of lavender and vetivert will help you drift off, and it comes with an eye cream to help combat the look of tiredness, so you've got one less thing to worry about in the morning.
What you surround yourself with can make a huge impact on your stress levels, so why not try this Ayurveda Home Fragrance Set from Rituals? Offering you beautifully-scented body care and home fragrance in one, it'll help melt away the day's stress with notes of sweet almond oil and Indian rose.
Create your own relaxing ritual with Decleor's iconic Aromessence oil serum, which not only gives your complexion a boost of moisture but will help you unwind with its potent fragrance, whichever formulation you choose. Simply warm it between your hands and inhale before you apply it.
Stress can put a physical strain on your body, so if your muscles are tense, go for Muscle Therapy Bath Oil from Love Henri. It's blended with Roman chamomile to help soothe your body as you soak, and there's nothing better than a hot bath to help you unwind - especially when it smells this good.
Creating a luxe cleansing ritual before bed is an excellent way to de-stress. We love this Cleansing Balm from Neom, as it has a super-relaxing scent of English lavender and camomile to calm the senses, and it's soothing for stressed-out and sensitive skin too.