The Best Aromatherapy Products to Help Combat Life's Stressors
If massages, acupuncture, and retail therapy aren't helping to resolve your stress, give aromatherapy a try. This method of self-care uses essential oils to promote relaxation, stress relief, better sleep, and energy. Some aromatherapy-oil blends are made with citrus notes like orange or lime for a boost of energy, while others rely on ingredients like vanilla or lavender to encourage relaxation. And the ever-popular eucalyptus oil can help with stress-induced headaches. The techniques for utilizing aromatherapy vary just as much as the range of scents to choose from. Essential oils can be emitted through the air with the help of a diffuser, coat the skin through lotions, and be kept close to the heart with wearable patches.
If you're looking to tap into the benefits of aromatherapy, we've compiled a list of the best products that can help you try this aromatic experience. From candles to fragrance-emitting accessories, there are a plethora of ways to access aromatherapy so you can fend off life's stressors. Remember to follow the instructions on each item before using it so you can reap the benefits of aromatherapy and avoid any skin or nasal irritation. Read on to browse the best aromatherapy products.
Subscription Box: Goddess Provisions Subscription Box
The Goddess Provisions Box ($33 and up) is curated to help grow your spiritual practice. Each monthly box includes four to six full-size items, including crystals, aromatherapy (in the form of candles or essential oils depending on the month), apothecary beauty products, superfood snacks, teas, crystals, books, and more.
Inhalation Tabs: Breatherapy Relax Family
The Breatherapy Relax Family ($48, originally $72 for three sets of eight tabs) delivers an aromatherapy solution for life's stressors. Each inhalation tab gently adheres to your chest for up to eight hours of relaxation.
The Calm tabs contain lavender, palmarosa, frankincense, and sweet orange scents to help with stress and anxiety. The Grounding tabs use spike lavender, lime, and spearmint essential oils to keep you energized and focused. Lastly, the Sleep tabs have lavender and roman chamomile, which will help quiet your racing mind just before bedtime.
Eye Pillow: Bodha Linen Aromatherapy Eye Pillow
The Bodha Linen Aromatherapy Eye Pillow ($42) provides a light pressure that helps soothe the muscles around the eyes. Available in gold, blush, emerald, natural, and new moon-colored linen, you can choose the lavender- and chamomile-flower-packed eye pillow that looks the most calming to you.
Diffuser: Nest Wild Mint and Eucalyptus Misting Diffuser Set
The Nest Wild Mint and Eucalyptus Misting Diffuser Set ($98) comes with a diffuser machine, a measuring beaker, and an oil blend that will fill your space with notes of wild mint, eucalyptus, and sage.
Candle: Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint 3-Wick Candle
The Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint 3-Wick Candle ($25) effectively distributes a calming aroma through the air. The notes of eucalyptus and spearmint annihilate stress the moment a flame touches this candle's three wicks.
Portable Diffuser: Mini Aroma360 Diffuser
Sleek and compact, this Mini Aroma360 model ($300) offers multiple fragrance concentration levels and an automatic off feature. Additionally, the mini diffuser's Cold Air Diffusion Technology compresses oil into a dry mist that allows for even scenting. Most diffusers use heat, which damages the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. This technology is specifically aimed to preserve the integrity of the essential oils and maximize their effect and health benefits.
Bath Soak: Dr. Teal's Eucalyptus Spearmint Epsom Salt
The Dr. Teal's Eucalyptus Spearmint Epsom Salt ($5) uses spearmint as a restorative for the body, while eucalyptus stimulates the senses. Add some to your bath or foot soak to melt away the stress where you need it.
Pillow: Sharper Image Aromatherapy Infused Pillow
The Sharper Image Aromatherapy Infused Pillow ($60) is made of scent-infused memory foam that will support your head and neck while you catch some zzz's. The plush pillow comes in rose, lavender, or mint, so you can choose the scent that best soothes you.
Ring: HempClub Lava Stone Ring
Etsy seller Hempclub offers this Lava Stone Ring ($14) that doubles as a portable stress reliever. Choose between lavender, orange, lemon, eucalyptus, or peppermint oil to accompany your ring. Or order the no-scent option, so you can add your favorite calming oil from home.
Face Cream: Neogen Vita Duo Night Cream
The refillable gel-cream-textured Neogen Vito Duo Night Cream ($28) calms both the skin and the mind with a subtle lavender scent. This moisturizer is free of artificial fragrances and formulated with skin-nourishing vitamin E.
Body Lotion: Espa Bergamot and Jasmine Body Lotion
Bergamot, jasmine, and sweet almond are just a few of the calming oils in the shea-butter-based Espa Bergamot and Jasmine Body Lotion ($24). Lather this body lotion on your skin right after a warm bubble bath for a therapeutic and moisturizing experience.
Hand Cream: Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Hand Cream
A scented hand cream is a great way to bring your aromatherapy with you. Rub this Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Hand Cream ($8) all over your hands, then hold your palms up to your nose for instant stress relief.
Neck Pillow: Sonoma Lavender Eucalyptus Spa Neck Pillow
Soothe your neck muscles with the Sonoma Lavender Eucalyptus Spa Neck Pillow ($48). You can warm it up in the microwave or a clothes dryer and cool it down by tossing it in a plastic bag, then placing it in the freezer for a few hours.
Home Fragrance: Le Labo Palo Santo 14
Traditionally, palo santo sticks are pieces of "holy wood" used to clear negative energy in a space with a warm, forest-like scent. For a similar aromatic experience, spray the Le Labo Palo Santo 14 ($122) on your sofa or throw blanket or wherever else you want to invite in the invigorating scent of the holy wood.
Body Wash: Yves Rocher Energizing Bath and Shower Gel — Raspberry Peppermint
Wake up as soon as you flip open the cap on the Yves Rocher Energizing Bath and Shower Gel — Raspberry Peppermint ($6). A little goes a long way, so feel free to suds it up in the shower and use some of this gel in your bath for a full-body soak.
Room Spray: Aesop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray
Instantly fill your room with the scent of geranium, incense, and patchouli with a few spritzes of the Aesop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray ($60). With three pumps of this spray, the warm fragrance should last in your room for several hours.
Necklace: Kitsch Brushed Aromatherapy Locket
The Kitsch Brushed Aromatherapy Locket ($48) keeps your source of aromatherapy just under your nose. To use, open the locket, add a few droplets of your favorite oil onto the felt pad, then close the locket to secure your favorite scent.