Sunday, March 24, 2013

De-stressing With Scent

Work has recently been very intense, political and downright stressful so I've been burning the midnight oil more than usual this month. Add in a relationship break-up, on-going estate work bogging me down it's little wonder my stress and anxiety levels are hitting the roof and causing me to break out in hives on a daily basis!

Whenever I'm feeling stressed or low in spirits, I try to surround myself with the people I love. I find solace in their warmth and comforting hugs.

I also turn to scented products to help lift my spirits as I find that scent often has a positive influence and effect on my mood.

Glasshouse Triple Scented Candle - Monet's Garden*  - RRP A$39.95

Nothing soothes as well as calming aromas. To have the room filled with callming and aromatic scent for hours on end definitley improves my mood. My current favourite scented candle is Monet's Garden from Glasshouse. A heady bouquet of tuberose, lavendar and ylang ylang, its a perfect mixed of warm and sensual - it's like spending an uplifting afternoon in a garden full of Spring blooms. 

Available at David Jones, Peter Alexander and selected specialties stores. For more including international stocklists, check here.

Natio  Mediatate Shower Gel 240ml - RRP A$12.95
I love the spiced woodiness of the narcssus attar that awakens and relieves. Even though this is a shower gel, it is also capable of giving amazing ubbles for soothing warm baths. It's versatility has seen me finish up the bottle in less than 4 weeks - a record for a shower product for me.

Available in Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies.

The Body Shop Deep Sleep Pillow & Body Mist 100ml - RRP A$29.95
Lavender is said to be calming, stress-relieving and helps with insomnia - pretty much all the things I need right now. Who knew lemon and lavendar combined with camomile can make such a soothing scent like this bottle of goodness? I can't say that this has solved my sleep issues but I do feel calmer after spraying it into the air and onto my pillow before going to bed. It also helps to clear my airways and helps me breath better.

Avaliable instores or online at The Body Shop.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 50ml* - RRP A$35
This rose mist is my all time favourite scented face mist. It gives the right amount of skin refreshment, especially on a hot day and acts as a wonderful toner morning and night. It calms irritated skin and even though don't relieve my hives symptoms, soothes and cools down my skin temporarily. Given Rose is my all time favourite floral scent, every spritz transports me to a mid-summer's rose garden where I temporarily forget my worries.

Available at Myer, David Jones and online

How do you de-stress when there is too much going on in your life? I'd love to hear your tips. 

Products marked * were provided for consideration. Others were purchased by me.


  1. I hear ya, I use scented products to de-stress too!

    Glasshouse probably are my favourites, I love how good the throw is with these!

    I also love Jurlique's sprays, the glass bottle is delightful!

    Wasn't a fan of the Natio product though, the scent just wasn't for me.

    Great post, hun!


  2. Thanks Nalini - Agree with Glasshouse.
    I really enjoyed the Meditate range as it reminded me of light incense (the heavy stuff gives me a headache!)



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