Need a quick and easy way to relax? Stop and smell the lavender

 

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I’m obsessed with lavender. It is my absolute favorite flower and scent. I’ve used it in soaps, bath salts and scrubs, and eaten it (it’s particularly good in vanilla cupcakes and lemonade, if you are looking for ideas). When I’m feeling stressed, taking a whiff of some fresh lavender or lavender essential oil helps me find some tranquility. (Science has proven this to be an effective stress reduction technique.)

The Lavender soap in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store is scented with pure Hungarian lavender essential oil. When I smell it, I imagine I’m standing in the middle of a lavender field and haven’t a care in the world.

Do you use aromatherapy to help with stress relief? What scents work for you?