5 aromatherapy beauty products to try this fall
Boost energy, relieve stress and brighten your mood with these functional beauty-product picks using aromatherapy
1. NuWorld Botanicals Stress Relief Body Scrub
Who knew fighting stress could smell so good? This Canadian-made body scrub contains a blend of essential oils aimed at lowering stress and increasing happiness-citrus scents such as orange, bergamot and grapefruit as well as patchouli (hey, it worked for the hippies) and ylang ylang-as well as exfoliating salts and jojoba, avocado, argan and sweet almond oils to moisturize.
250 mL, $34, at select retailers and nuworldbotanicals.com
2. The Body Shop Deep Sleep Milk Bath Float
You know soothing bedtime routines-not last-minute emails and the late-night news-are key to a good night’s rest. Shut down the TV, computer and smartphone and draw an evening bath instead. Scents of jujube date, camomile and hops combine in this moisturizing bath mix, which 79 percent of The Body Shop’s testers found helped make them restful before bed.
400 mL, $24, at The Body Shop stores and thebodyshop.ca
3. Weleda Citrus Deodorant
You smell your deodorant all day-why not make it work for you? This non-aerosol spray deodorant contains the energizing scent of biodynamic lemon peel oil, which also has disinfecting, skin-tightening and toning effects. It’s also free of antiperspirant ingredients such as aluminum, making it an ideal pick for anyone who chooses to avoid those ingredients.
100 mL, $16, at select retailers and health-food stores and weleda.ca
4. Aveda Caribbean Therapy Body Cleanser
Escape to the warmth of the tropics each morning from the comfort of your shower (and take a stress-free breath or two) by washing with this scented cleanser. Part of a collection including body scrub, bath soak, body lotion and a candle, this liquid body wash combines babassu nut oil, coconut oil and aloe for hydration with Caribbean-inspired scents such as amyris, bay, vetiver and lime for an uplifting aroma.
200 mL, $33, at Aveda salons, spas and stores
5. Dr. Hauschka Moor Lavender Body Oil
Lavender is a classic soothing and stress-relieving scent, and for good reason-it works. This body oil’s blend of moor, lavender, horse chestnut and horsetail is also reputed to help the skin and body adjust to changing seasons, making it perfect for the shift into cooler temperatures. Use it straight out of the shower for a calmer morning, or after an evening bath for a more restful sleep.
75 mL, $28, at select retailers and health-food stores