9 Stress-Relief Products From Beauty Brands That Know The Importance Of Being Calm

With post-Covid anxiety, non-stop WFH fatigue and other stressors in our daily lives it’s no wonder we often find ourselves running out of steam rather easily these days. April is Stress Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to take a good, hard look at our lifestyles and make necessary alterations. Along with that taking some ‘me-time’ and indulging in self-care is always a good idea. 

We’ve got some ideas on stress-relief products from some of the best cosmetic brands in India that can help:

1. Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Body Wash And Foam Bath

Doesn’t a refreshing shower just help kickstart your day in the best possible way? Take on the day with this eucalyptus spearmint fast-foaming body wash with conditioning aloe and bamboo extract that gently cleanses the skin. An aromatherapy blend of essential oils includes eucalyptus oil which helps clear the mind and spearmint oil which soothes and uplifts one’s mood. Breathe in these scents deeply as you shower and get set for a busy day ahead.

2. Forest Essentials De-Stress Therapy


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A set of two sprays called the De-Stress Therapy – Nidra Tranquil Sleep Spray and Shanti Stress Relief Spray – ensures a restful night’s sleep and a stress-free day. From one of the most sought-after cosmetic brands in India, The Forest Essentials’ Nidra Tranquil Sleep Spray is infused with pure essentials oils of geranium, lavender, nutmeg and sandalwood to help you enter a relaxed space and take you away from the pressures of everyday life. This can be sprayed on your pillow and neck, for maximum impact.

The Shanti Stress Relief Spray uses steam distilled essential oils of fragrant flowers such as fresh lavender to soothe the senses and stimulate your body’s ability to release stress. This spray can be used on the wrists and temple points for full effect. We’re feeling relaxed already!

3. Aveda Stress-fix Composition Oil


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Aptly named for the job it does, this aromatic oil can be used as a nourishing oil for bath, body and scalp to relieve stress. Its soothing aroma, which comes from certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage, is proven to reduce feelings of stress. A 100% naturally-derived product, it softens and moisturizes skin with a nourishing blend of certified organic sunflower and jojoba seed oils.

 4. L’Occitane Cocon de Sérénité Relaxing Pillow Mist

It’s been proven that a good night’s rest can greatly reduce your stress levels. So, ease yourself into that bedtime routine with this relaxing essential oil spray which is effective at creating a soothing sensation, conducive to a peaceful, relaxing night’s sleep. A blend of essential oils of lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange, and geranium – all known for their relaxing properties – it can be sprayed in your bedroom, on bed linen, and pillows to create a calming atmosphere that promotes a feeling of peace and well-being.

5. Secret Alchemist Calm – Anxiety Reliever

A handy product this one, keep this by your bedside or carry it on-the-go. Made with a concoction of therapeutic oils, this helps reduce stress and anxiety. Infused with ylang ylang, rose, sandalwood, basil and lavender, the uplifting blend generates a soothing energy, evokes tranquillity, and works to calm the mind and body. It can be rolled on your pulse points which allows you to inhale it over time and calm your senses. Brb, ordering one each for my handbag and bedside table!

6. Kama Ayurveda Sugandhadi Rejuvenating Body Treatment Oil


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Love your massages? This traditional Ayurvedic body treatment when gently massaged onto sore arms, legs and feet helps alleviate stress, exhaustion, tension and body ache. A rich oil with a herbal, minty scent, it promotes a sense of well-being and relaxation. Jelly leaf removes fatigue and lessens muscle ache, while winter cherry eases stress, builds muscle and tones skin. So, say goodbye to tiredness and stress built up through the course of the day as you massage this in before tucking in for the night.

7. Kimirica Lavender Bath Salts


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Soak your worries away as you relax and unwind in a therapeutic bath with soothing lavender bath crystals. Its skin-softening formula made with Epsom salt cleanses the skin, uplifts the mood, eases sore muscles and helps you totally de-stress. Sounds just heavenly, doesn’t it?

8. Marks & Spencer Apothecary Calm


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This collection consists of uplifting fragrances that help you unwind and put you at ease. Recreate a soothing spa experience at home with the richly scented candle crafted with sweet orange and lavender essential oils, along with cedarwood and a dash of tranquillity from clary sage. Furthermore, you can centre yourself after a long day with the relaxing aroma of the Calm diffuser. This reed diffuser gently releases the combined aromas of lavender, sweet orange, clary sage and cedarwood to help you bring calm to the space around you. 

9. Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Help Me I Need A Good Sleep Curative Oil

An aromatherapy formulation made from the essential oils of sandalwood, vetiver, and sweet marjoram, this curative oil helps ease the tired body and soothe the mind to give you a good night’s sleep. It can be used by applying 2-3 drops on a tissue and placed next to your pillow. Alternatively, apply a few drops to the centre of your palms, solar plexus, and on the soles of your feet, and it in massage gently. Lay back and let a peaceful sleep wash over you.

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