Specifically, the Stress-Fix Body Lotion, which contains lavender, lavandin, and clary sage, has become one of my desk product staples. And, not just for me — my entire row uses it. In fact, it smells so good that every single time I put it on, someone nearby inquires what the smell is and asks to try some. I'd take it home, but I worry about what would happen to me and my office neighbors if we didn't have this topical anxiety relief on hand. Luckily, the lotion is light enough to apply multiple times a day.
While it might not actually relieve anxiety (at least in the medical sense), it smells like how being calm feels. And, sometimes that's enough to remind us that serenity is possible. Hey, baby steps, right?
The rest of the Stress-Fix products are definitely worth checking out, too. Unfortunately, I lack a bathtub, so the soaking salts were wasted on me, but the concentrated rollerball applicator has become a permanent part of my life — a life that now smells faintly of lavender.
Aveda Stress-Fix Body Lotion, $29.50, available at Aveda.
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