Lavender aromatherapy brings wonderful benefits for stress relief and general wellness. Lavender in particular is often used for its soothing qualities and ability to promote deep sleep. (See this article for more aromatherapy benefits
of peppermint and other scents.) Because of the convenience and ease of use that comes with it, lavender aromatherapy is an ideal stress relief tool. Here are some of the ways you can use lavender aromatherapy for stress relief.
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This convenient spray can be spritzed on pillows and bedding for a relaxing nighttime environment, on wrists for stress relief throughout the day, or in the air for a soothing space. This 4-oz. spray contains pure lavender essential oil and mountain spring water.
This full strength lavender essential oil blend can be used by the drop in baths, body oils, air fresheners, perfumes, atomizers, diffusers and inhalers. It leaves you with many options for use. This bottle contains .5 ounces of a lavender, spike lavender and lavandin essential oil blend.
This body oil can be applied in the morning after a shower (for a nice person scent throughout the day) or used in a bath (for a soothing get-ready-for-sleep experience). This bottle contains 4 ounces of lavender aromatherapy body oil.
I love lavender aromatherapy lotion because it can be used for massage for additional stress relief benefits, used as needed during the day as stress mounts, or smoothed on in the morning for all-day stress relief (and soft skin)! This bottle contains 8 ounces of lavender aromatherapy body lotion.
Okay, this is pretty cool. These are tablets that you can use with your shower head to create lavender water in your shower. It's a nice way to start your morning or create a soothing nighttime experience, especially if you're not a "bath person". It contains 3 tablets.
This candle can provide a wonderful mix of lavender and ylang-ylang, both of which can promote relaxation, feelings of calm, and wellbeing. The scent can fill the room and relax several people at once, and look beautiful, too. You can also use a candle like this as a focal point for meditation