Beauty

How this natural ingredient helps to make you feel calm

Posted by
Georgia Drew
Published
Lavender products to de-stress

It’s International Stress Awareness week and we’re using this calming herb to help us unwind after a busy day at the office.

For as long as we can remember lavender has been hailed as a great natural ingredient due to it’s lovely aroma. Now, a study has confirmed what we’ve always suspected: it really does make us feel calm. 

The study, carried out by Kagoshima University in Japan, found that not only does the plant have stress-relieving qualities, but actually smelling lavender triggers relaxing effects within our bodies. In short: when the lavender vapor hits the neurons in your nose the calming effects are released. 

So, if you’re having a stressful week then try out a lavender-based product when you’re in the shower or taking a long soak in the bath. By simply changing your bubble bath or shampoo to one of the Stylist-recommended ones below, you can look after your body and mind.

Kiehl’s Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath with Sea Salts and Aloe Vera, £32

Stress-relieving lavender products

A steaming bath is one of the most enjoyable and effective ways to inhale lavender. Not only does the scent fill the room, but a bath is a sure-fire way to relax anyway.

£32, selfridges.com

Rodin Lavender Absolute Luxury Face Oil, £80

Lavender De-stressing products

A great body oil should give off the essential oil’s scent all day. 

£105, spacenk.com

Neom Tranquility Scented Candle, £45

Lighting a lavender-infused candle before bed will help you unwind after a stressful day at work. Just don’t forget to blow it out before you drift off.

£45, neomorganics.com

This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, £26

Lavender Stress-Relieving Beauty

Some people find it harder to sleep when they’re stressed out so pillow sprays like this could help to ease your stress, in turn helping you get to sleep.

£26, thisworks.com

Natural Spa Factory Wild Lavender, Aloe & Comfrey Root Shampoo

Lavender de-stressing products

This Natural Spa Factory shampoo is full of wild lavender which not only smells relaxing, it also boasts antiseptic properties, too. Cleansing your hair with lavender shampoo is yet another way to inhale the soothing aroma.

£12, naturalspafactory.com

Images: Courtesy of brands 

Topics

Share this article

Author

Georgia Drew

Recommended by Georgia Drew

  • Beauty

    “How I found my beauty identity as a goth of colour”

    Beauty director Anita Bhagwandas recounts her journey to self-acceptance in a subculture that revels in paleness

    Posted by
    Anita Bhagwandas
    Published
  • Beauty

    10 inspirational beauty Instagrammers to follow in 2018

    Follow them now

    Posted by
    Roberta Lister
    Published
  • Life

    “How beauty rituals help me manage my depression”

    One writer found comfort in an unexpected place

    Published
  • Beauty

    11 DIY beauty treatments from around the world

    How to get rid of nail varnish stains, soften skin and refresh tired eyes

    Posted by
    Amy Swales
    Published
  • Beauty

    15 of the best waterproof beauty products

    Rainy day beauty saviours

    Published

Other people read

More from Beauty

More from Georgia Drew