Chill Out with the Scent of Lavender

Chill Out with the Scent of Lavender

Lavender is a natural soother.  Many aromatherapy stores will include this as a basic scent for stress relief.  Just a few drops of lavender oil on a cloth and then breathing in the aroma can instantly soothe and slow the body.  You can also include a few drops with your bath water for a truly relaxing bath.  A drop or two inside a pillowcase will help you off to sleep at night by slowing your breathing to a natural pace and relaxing the mind.

Some stores that sell scented body products carry lotions, shower gels, shampoos, and perfumes that include lavender as an ingredient.  The scent of lavender is great to use on particularly stressful days.  It shouldn’t be used everyday because your body can grow accustomed to this (and any) scent, making it less effective.