Or: How To Ease Away the Real World with Aromaology
Ironically, finding time for stress relief stresses me out. When things get hairy, I know I need some yoga, a little meditation, and maybe a nap, but who has time?! It’s a vicious cycle, but one I am trying to break.
Squeezing in a quick walk around my building or a nice soothing cup of tea helps relieve some of that pressure, and take the edge off. And lately, I’ve been able to add a little aromatherapy to my stress busting bag of tricks, thanks to the Aveda Stress-Fix collection.
Stress-Fix is a line of body products using Aveda’s patented Aromaology technique – the science of using aroma to promote personal balance and well-being. The secret is a blend of French lavender, lavandin and clary sage from organic sources; all three used for centuries as calming and soothing agents.
This scent, blended with pure essential oils, sustainably farmed algae and organic shea butter and sunflower oil, creates a unique skin care experience designed to ease your mind and your spirit.
I tested the Stress-Fix Body Creme ($50), which I was eager to try as I have high standards for moisturizers. My dry skin craves the hydration, but my picky nature hates sticky or oily creams. Stress-Fix body creme did not disappoint, absorbing quickly without leaving behind greasy, shiny skin. I tested this in the harsh winter months, applying after my shower, and even hours later I felt soft and moisturized.
While the moisturizing qualities are what keep me reaching for my tub of creme, the real star of the Stress-Fix line is the scent. The herbal, soothing scent diminishes a little after application, but it does still linger even an hour later. I’m normally a floral or gourmand fan, but the lavender, and it’s sister scent lavandin, mix with clary sage for a lovely herbal experience that helps soothe jangled nerves.
The 6.7 tub is huge, but I love it so much that I’ve taken to hoarding it, only using it on my hands throughout the day. It might be a placebo effect, or maybe it’s just me taking a moment to pamper myself, but I really do feel calmer after I use Stress-Fix as a mini workplace spa experience.
The Stress-Fix line also includes a body lotion, bath salts and rollerball concentrate so you can treat yourself to all-around stress relief. My only quibble is that I wish it came in a travel size for me to carry with me in my purse. I want it on me at all times because Aveda’s Stress-Fix not only gives me soft skin, but also brief peace of mind.
Readers, do you have any tips to fix your stress? Share in the comments, goodness knows we all could use them!
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Alyssa is kinda geeky, kinda girly and all the way in love with her cowboy husband who can say words like, “ornery” with a straight face. She live in Texas and is working on her Masters, being a good cook and the art of looking cute in the morning AND being on time for work. Visit her blog Kind of a Mess.
skin tone: NC42
skin type: oily to normal
favorite beauty product: nail polish and mascara