Feeling extra stressed out lately and need to calm down fast? You might want to try taking a big whiff of something lavender scented. Here are some of our favorite lavender-infused products.
Studies have actually shown that lavender can be a calming mood booster. Science has also shown that lavender can increase feelings of drowsiness, so it’s basically the perfect essential oil to have around when you’re feeling too anxious to sleep.
While you can always add a few droplets of lavender essential oil to a diffuser, that certainly isn’t the only way to get your fix. Try using a lavender beauty product that will not only soothe your stress, but can also do double duty as a skincare or haircare product, too.
Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender
Adding the scent of lavender to your hair ensures that you’ll get subtle whiffs of it throughout the day, and honestly, does anything sound better than that? Try using this Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender. Hair oil feels more luxurious than your average hair product, and it should leave your hair feeling soft and silky.
This one is a pre-shampoo treatment, so you apply it through your hair, then leave it for a while so it really soaks in. You can choose to leave it for an hour or so, or overnight—either way, your hair is going to smell incredible the whole time. And overnight might be a great option as that lavender scent may help you drift off to sleep faster. Once it’s been in long enough for you, wash it out with your preferred shampoo in the shower. Follow up with conditioner, then dry hair to reveal the shiniest locks ever.
doTerra Lavender Touch
Another relaxing way to use a lavender essential oil is in roller-ball form. This doTerra Lavender Touch roll-on oil can easily be carried and used anywhere, helping you calm down and take a quick relaxing break no matter what you’re doing.
You can apply this to the temples, back of the neck, bottoms of the feet, or pulse points to really experience the best of its grounding effects. It smells wonderful and slides on easily without feeling too oily. Not only will it relax your mind, but it can also soothe irritated skin and relieve the feeling of heat after spending a lot of time in the sun.
Jurlique Lavender Body Oil
Sure, you could get lavender body lotion, but why do that when lavender body oil is so much more hydrating … and also makes you feel like you’re in a spa while you apply it to your skin? This Jurlique Lavender Body Oil smells amazing (as long as you like lavender, of course), and it feels great: it’s not as heavy as you would assume an oil would be, so it ends up feeling super lightweight and absorbs quickly into your skin. It leaves your skin feeling moisturized and soft, and it doesn’t stain clothes.
Jurlique Lavender Body Oil, Stocking Stuffer, 3.3 Fl Oz
Jurlique Lavender Body Oil is lightweight, smells amazing, and leaves your skin soft.
Ayazen Lavender Eye Pillow
An eye mask is a great tool for relaxation. You know when you just need to step away from all of the chaos around you and just calm down a little bit on your own? You might not be able to turn off everything going on in the world, but you can go into a quiet room, slide something over your eyes, and pretend you’re somewhere much more relaxing.
That’s where this Ayazen Lavender Eye Pillow comes in. This eye pillow is perfect for taking a nap or falling asleep (it’s soothing and blocks out light), applying to your eyes during meditation or after doing yoga, or even for helping to relieve tension and pain from headaches. You can use it hot or cold, depending on what you’re in the mood for, and, of course, it smells like the soothing scent of lavender.
AyaZen Lavender Eye Pillow- Silky Eye Pillow for Yoga, Meditation Relaxation. This Eye Mask Is Perfect for Sleeping. Made of Lavender Flowers Organic Flax Seed. Get One for Yourself or As a Gift.
The Ayazen Lavender Eye Pillow is soothing and comforting to lull you into sleep.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile, and Lavender
It’s always nice to have a facial spray on hand no matter where you are or what time of day it is. A good facial spray can freshen up your makeup, wake you up a bit, leave your skin looking and feeling more hydrated, and cool you down when needed.
This Mario Badescu Facial Spray is made with a blend of lavender oil, lavender essential water, chamomile extract, and aloe. The lavender smells relaxing and calming, and the essential water is super hydrating. The chamomile is comforting, and the aloe is both hydrating and refreshing. Throw this in your bag and use whenever you need a little boost.
Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist Lavender Vanilla
One excellent way to breathe in the scent of lavender to improve your sleep is to use a pillow mist. The Bath and Body Works Aromatherapay Pillow Mist in Lavender Vanilla is a perfect example. It smells incredible and will leave you drifting off to sleep in no time.
The mix of lavender essential oil and vanilla can help calm any feeling of stress and help clear your mind. You simply spritz it over your pillow and sheets before bed, let it dry, then climb under the covers. And then have the best night’s sleep ever!
Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist Lavender Vanilla (Retired Fragrance) 5.3 Fl Oz
This Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist in Lavender Vanilla smells wonderful and helps you drift off to sleep.
Brooklyn Candle Lavender Minimalist Candle
Few things are more relaxing than burning a candle you love and breathing in the scent as you watch television, read a book, or take a bath—especially when it features a calming lavender smell.
This Brooklyn Candle Lavender Minimalist Candle is a wonderful addition to any candle collection. The design is simple but still beautiful, and it’s infused with lavender essential oil and notes of bergamot and cedarwood for the perfect relaxing blend. It’s made with a lead-free cotton wick and is vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and petroleum-free, so you can feel good about using it. The larger version of their Lavender blend is often back-ordered, so if you can’t stand the wait scoop up one of the cute lil travel versions here.
L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath
Okay, actually, few things are more relaxing than taking a bubble bath (probably while lighting a candle—we suggest the one above!). This L’Occitane Lavender Foaming Bath creates the most stress-free experience that will leave you feeling clean, refreshed, and ready for bed.
If you love the smell of lavender, you’ll love this, as it has a pretty heavy scent. Fans love this bath product because it foams up so nicely, creating the perfect amount of bubbles without leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Thanks to the hydrating ingredients, it leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized, no matter how long you decide to sit in the tub.
L'Occitane Relaxing & Foaming Lavender Bubble Bath, Standard, 16.9 Fl Oz
The L'Occitane Lavender Foam Bath foams up really nicely to create the perfect bath experience.
Lush Sleepy Body Lotion
Lush’s Sleepy Body Lotion is one of the brands most popular options thanks to the smell and the way it leaves your skin. It’s called a “sleepy” lotion for a reason: The soothing scent of lavender and tonka perfume is made to make you instantly feel calm and ready for complete relaxation.
But it’s not just about the scent: Made with glycerin, cocoa butter, and almond oil, this is incredibly hydrating and locks in moisture and hydration overnight so that you wake up with softer skin. It doesn’t hurt that it applies as the most beautiful pale purple color ever (and don’t worry, that disappears as you rub it into your skin).
Purely Elizabeth Lemon Lavender Coconut Sugar Body Scrub
Another way to completely pamper your skin and get rid of excess stress is to use a lavender scented scrub. Purely Elizabeth Lemon Lavender Coconut Sugar Body Scrub is an excellent option. It’s 95% organic and vegan, made with sustainably sourced organic coconut sugar and coconut oil, hempseed oil, rose hip, and sea buckhorn.
The mix of lemon, lavender, and coconut smells incredible (like, you’ll actually want to eat this—but please don’t). It gently scrubs and exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling smoother than ever. Follow it up with that Lush Sleepy lotion to really calm down and treat yourself.