It was National Stress Awareness Day 2010 last week, the aim being highlighting the importance of stress management, which is ever increasingly relevant in today’s busy society, with a focus on stress prevention.
We are all familiar with the affects of stress on the mind, body and skin, what we are often not as familiar with is how to prevent the build up stress. Geraldine Howard, President and Co-Founder of Aromatherapy Associates recommends the simple, yet effective, remedy of a hot bath filled with essential oils that calm the mind and body, helping you to get a little ‘me time’ away from the stresses of life.
Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress range does just that, helping you soothe a busy mind and ease tense muscles naturally and effectively with a selection of specialised essential oil blends. De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil (55ml, £34.75 - enough for 20 baths) includes Wild Camomile, Rosemary and Frankincense to open, and expand the mind and clarify thoughts.
I definately needed some 'me' time after a busy and stressful week, so I tried the 'De-Stress' bath oil on Saturday evening which contains lavender, rosemary and ginger. The packaging is lovely and the oil comes in a sleek glass bottle. Although the bath oils seem pricey, it is sometimes nice to treat ourselves and because it contains highly concentrated natural oil, you only need to use one capful per bath - so the bottle should last a long time. It has such a lovely warming and soothing scent and I found this so relaxing to use that I instantly fell asleep - even missed out on X Factor!
Also in the range is De-Stress Frankincense Essential Oil (10ml, £21.25) which is described as a 'hug in a bottle' - sounds amazing! With the hectic Christmas season fast approaching, Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress collection has never been so much needed either to treat yourself or a gift! You can purchase from Beauty Bay.
What are your favourite ways to Relax and De-Stress?