Relax Already

Feeling overwhelmed? These 10 products are the beauty world equivalent of chill pills.


In this essential oil rollerball, sweet orange serves as an anti-depressant, vetiver calms and jasmine releases inhibitions and diminishes fear—at least according to the label. Whether you believe that or not, this blend will leave you smelling like bottled happiness.

21 Drops 10 Calm Essential Oil Rollerball, $29,


This soothing mix of wild chamomile, petitgrain and rosemary is so calming, staying alert enough to stand up in the shower could prove difficult. Adding a few drops to a warm bath is strongly recommended instead.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Mind Bath and Shower Oil, $63,


The queen of organic beauty knows the power of plant-based oils, and this mix packs a double punch. While linden blossom and rose otto soothe the senses, frankincense steps in to help calm one’s complexion.

Tata Harper Stress Treatment, $80,


A generous plop of this liquid turns your bath bright orange, which also happens to be one of its key ingredients.

Kneipp Stress Free Bath, $20,


Skin and hair can get stressed out, too! Carnation, nutmeg and sandalwood provide anti-inflammatory properties while smelling divine. Inhale quickly, though. This protective spray absorbs in a flash.

Davines NaturalTech Well Being De Stress Lotion, $25,


Hauschka recommends massaging this cream into skin that’s still warm from the shower or bath. We suggest it as a great bedtime ritual.

Dr. Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Body Moisturizer, $40,


If the notion of rolling a cool stick over your forehead sounds ridiculous, clearly, you haven’t tried it. Tatcha created its gold-flecked crystal, inspired by Japanese acupressure, to help its creams penetrate more deeply, but gliding it across a dry face feels awfully nice, too.

Tatcha Akari Crystal Massager, $165,


Rub this rich cream of shea butter, safflower and acai oil into your hands, then hold them up to your face and inhale deeply. That divine scent is peppermint, spearmint and rosemary.

Intelligent Nutrients Destress Express Certified Organic Hand Therapy, $26,


When you forget to reapply the sunscreen, this clear gel of red algae and vitamin B helps with damage control. Its cucumber and aloe vera base is so soothing, however, you’ll almost feel like you’re being rewarded for your mistake.

H2O Plus Aqualibrium De-Stress Marine Gel Masque, $25,


One of the pioneers of the stress-fighting movement, this basil, peppermint and eucalyptus potion battles not only tension and fatigue, but sadness and angst. No wonder it’s been a best seller for over 20 years.

Origins Peace of Mind, $12,