Some women stash lipstick in their purses. I carry around lavender oil.
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Science backs this up. Studies have suggested that aromatherapy with lavender -- and it has to be the pure plant-derived essential oil, not the synthetic stuff -- improves sleep, slows the activity of the nervous system and reduces agitation.
I also recommend Aveda's Stress-fix body lotion, formulated with lavender as well as clary sage and lavandin.
It's bliss in a bottle.
What's your go-to stress buster? Comment below.