When you want to escape our fast-paced world, look to some serious aromatherapy to help you unwind and relax. To plan your next session of “me time,” pick any of these calming spa favorites for ultimate relaxation.
Chillax with this calming essential oil rich with lavender and Roman Chamomile. Rub onto temples and wrists for a relaxing sensation.
Give those soles a well-deserved break by spritzing some of this soothing spray onto tired feet and legs.
Soak up the beauty benefits of the ocean with these eucalyptus, peppermint and lemongrass scented bath salts.
Next time you take a bath, relax your sore and stiff neck with this comfy bath pillow made with a soft terry fabric.
6. Deep Steep Grapefruit Bergamot Organic Rich Body Butter ($8.79, FragranceNet.com)
Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching (May 12th in case you may have forgotten) and what better way to show how much you love her than with a gift full of beauty and relaxation? The best gifts for Mother’s Day communicate appreciation, love, and respect. Long gone are the days of macaroni noodle necklaces and cardboard picture frames, here are presents any Mom truly will love.
This Relaxing Aromatherapy Candle burns for approximately 75 calming hours. It combines lavender and tangerine essential oils for a beautiful fragrance. Lavender is said to be balancing, healing, and soothing, while tangerine uplifts the spirit.
A gift set of Jadore perfume by Christian Dior comes with a 3.4 ounce eau de parfum in a vanity worthy bottle, as well as a refillable purse spray. Jadore is a great daytime women’s perfume combining violets, roses, blackberry musk, and floral orchids.
If settling on just one fragrance is too difficult, this Women's Haute Variety will be perfect. Included inside is Tresor by Lancome, Noa by Cacharel, Safari by Ralph Lauren, designer Paloma Picasso’s eponymous scent, and an adorable charm bracelet.
Whether it’s perfume, candles, or a combination of the two, get Mom a present she’ll love this year and throughout.
Is it true? Can it be? Can oil diminish and rid stretch marks? With it being bikini season, I figured this year, I’d try something on my bum bum to rid the tiny white stripes that peek through like tiger stripes, rawr. I’ve read over and over that cocoa butter does the duty, but I’ve also heard that it doesn’t and now I’m just confused as to what to apply on my derriere. But leave it to me to find the solutions to all of my most problematic problems (not really) at work. Of course with our large variety of oils, I decided to take a peek into what we carry in the aromatherapy department and did a little research. Low and behold, the frankincense oil I happened to stumble upon because I liked the name may be the answer to all my stripey, stretch mark prayers. Apparently, frankincense is one of the oldest essential oils and is primarily used for meditation purposes and to improve one’s inner balance. So I dug a bit deeper, deep enough to find out that it also can heal stretch marks! It’s been said that it can reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and even though I haven’t tried it yet, I am excited to do so.
How to Use It:
Since the oil is so concentrated, be advised to mix a few drops of the oil into a plain lotion before applying to the desired area.
What do I plan to do? I think I may just drop some of this (hopefully) magical working oil into some cocoa butter and let it do it’s work. I read up that consistency is key, so applying this concoction once or twice won’t do a thing, daily application will rid the marks and to maintain it…well, continue applying the diluted frankincense oil with a lotion of your choice to maintain the riddance of those pesky marks.
Have your own good –riddance stretch mark tip? Let us know what works for you!