Stress relief can be found in oils, lotions, and crystals


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Lavender essential oil is a great way to relieve stress.

Mimi Goodwin, Staff Writer

Teenagers these days are always looking for that secret way to find peace and serene vibes. Many students turn to things like TikTok, sports, naps, or hanging out with friends. There are so many reasons to implement something a little different into our busy stressful lives on top of our usual tasks and activities.

Essential oils, organic lotions, and crystals provide an exquisite kind of stress relief. It not only centers your mind and soul, but it gives you a sense of calmness like no other.

Don’t get me wrong, it does take quite a while to understand the usage of these items as they can get a little confusing in the process of learning and may cause some questioning. Although these practices may seem slightly time-consuming, soon enough you will become a pro hippie and all-natural fanatic.

Different types of and lotions and soaps are one of the most popular items on the market. They can become very overwhelming in terms of which ones are the right kinds to buy. Everyone has different goals with what they desire for their skin, and many people will turn to products with too many unnecessary ingredients. You always hear people discuss their concerns with allergic reactions to generic products in stores, but many can never come to the conclusion that these items may not be the best for your skin. I mean think about it, if there is a word that you can even spell or pronounce it probably is a safe bet to shift to something a little more natural.

As crazy as it may seem, [crystals] can increase your sense of self worth and mindset for the days ahead. ”

— Mimi Goodwin

Do not be fooled, many brands can trick you with their “all-natural approach”. A large number of sellers will try and market their products with something that is pleasing to the eye, such as sparkly packaging, big front labels, and comparing it to nature such as “Fresh Ocean Breeze” or “Floral Heaven”. Deep down, these are all cover words for sulfates, parabens, non-recyclable, and animal-testing mayhem. The chemicals will absolutely do the opposite of relaxing you, they will only stress out your body even more because of the damage it can do to your skin and health. Switching to organic, cruelty-free, paraben and sulfate-free products will instantly enhance your relaxation goals.

One example of my favorite brand is the Juice Beauty Green Apple Body Cleanser. This is a great option for all skin types and the cleanest you can go in terms of all-natural ingredients. I like that this product also has a great smell to it and can give you a break from overly pungent scents.

Another great product for luscious skin is the EO French Lavender Body Lotion. I love this one as well as their EO Grapefruit Mint Body Oil because of their incredible ingredients but also their mission to provide botanical body care for everyone at a great value. In the long run, you will start to recognize the impact of these products on your mental clarity knowing your skin can thrive.

Essential oils are also a huge factor when it comes to what you are trying to accomplish in your relaxation session. Choosing a variety of scents will provide you with a different intention in what you are looking for.

Want to feel uplifted? Aim for a citrus scent such as orange or lemon, since this will automatically decrease the fatigue in your brain and body. I recommend the Aura Cacia Sweet Essential Oil as this is a very clean brand with no synthetic ingredients.

On the other hand, if you are trying to tame that raging anxiety and worry, try and go with jasmine or lavender. Lavender specifically can decrease hot flashes, blood pressure and heart rate, as well as a natural way to calm your senses. The Now Spike Lavender Oil is an awesome product and their whole brand has a variety of creative scents.

Now let’s talk about crystals. As crazy as it may seem, these can increase your sense of self-worth and mindset for the days ahead. Rose quartz is definitely my favorite, mainly because it’s pink which is usually cute for decor, and it provides an excellent benefit of warming the heart chakra. Because this is a great asset to your own self-love, it enables you to open your mind to new people and opportunities.

Going along with the Rose Quartz, the Citrine crystal can enhance your energy and activates your intuition of the world around you. If you put these two together, preferably at the highest peak of the room, it will work wonders for your mental clarity. It is pretty easy to tell if these crystals are real because legit ones won’t have any shiny coating. Although this may seem like nonsense, it actually works.

Try and implement one of these energy lifting strategies into your daily life, and I promise you it will be amazing for stress relief. This not only enhances your ability to open your mind to new ways of thinking, but it will carry out in your days ahead. The whole “mind, body, and soul” approach is the best way to go.