Calming Essentials To Help You Stress Less

scrunchieFeeling stressed babe? Don’t worry! R-e-l-a-x with Bless Blog’s roundup of the most calming body, skincare and home products to make you feel instantly calm, centered, and totally zen. Shop our edit and stress less. No spa trip necessary!

De-Stress Your Skin

What’s more relaxing than a soothing facemask? For a quick mood reset (and major glow) I reach for the Black Tea Instant Hydrating Face Mask from Fresh ($92). Don’t have time for a whole face mask? Try one of these soothing Pack Your Bags Under Eye Patches from Tarte ($22)! In a pinch, pop a cucumber in the fridge for a few minutes. Once cooled, place some chilled slices on your eyes. Once you’re done with your face mask, gently apply a stress-relieving serum like the Stress Check Face Oil by This Works ($74) or the Aromatic Stress Treatment by Tata Harper ($80), with soothing botanicals like bergamot and neroli.

Unwind Your Body

Got sore, tense muscles? This Deep Lavender Rub by Farmaesthetics ($27) is a multi-use beeswax balm filled with heat-producing essential oils to soothe your body and work away your stress. Rodin’s ultra-hydrating Lavender Body Oil ($130) is enriched with a calming blend of French Lavender Absolute and Bulgarian Lavender, Rosehip, Neroli and Evening Primrose to promote collagen production and soothe your senses.

Sip Your Stress Away

Herbal tea has been a stress cure for thousands of years. The Relax Tea by Pukka ($2.99) is an organic tea with chamomile flowers, oat flowering tops, fennel seed and marshmallow root. Stress Tea by Naturopathica ($19) is a blend of lavender and chamomile with comforting linden, oatstraw, holy basil and schisandra to fight stress. The Serenity Shake by Bodyism ($60 for 30 servings) is a totally vegan, lactose and sweetener-free shake flavored with natural dark carob, chamomile and french vanilla to promote restful and rejuvenating sleep, encourage muscle recovery, support the immune system, and help your body recover from stress. Moon Juice’s cult-favorite Dream Dust ($38) is a blend of tension-taming superherbs that combat the effects of stress so you can sleep deeply.

Make Home A Sanctuary

Scents can transform a room into a peaceful oasis. Lighting a beautiful candle with a comforting scent is a wonderful ritual to help you relax and unwind. While lavender scents are a go-to for stress relief, I prefer this gorgeous white floral Diptyque Gardenia Candle ($65) for its soft, feminine scent. If you prefer a flame-free option, try this artful Diptyque Scent Diffuser in Baies ($175).

Stress Relief On The Go

Phone call with your mother-in-law? Big presentation at work? Stuck in L.A. traffic? Drama with one of your BFFs? Sometimes the situation just calls for a little pick-me-up on the go to keep stress at bay. I always keep a mini bottle of Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray($14) in my purse so I can keep my skin hydrated and refreshed (plus it’s perfect for setting my makeup with a dewy finish!). Another fave I keep on hand is the Stress Ease Roll-On from Vitality Extracts ($43.99). This 100% pure blend of oils includes bergamot, sweet orange, ylang ylang, pink grapefruit, patchouli and coconut oil to reduce tension and inflammation and increase mental agility and memory.

What are your fave go-to tension taming essentials? Let us know in the comments!


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