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Feeling Anxious? Try One of These Products for Some Quick Relief

Step away from the coffee and reach for these 15 gems instead.

By: Bibi Deitz

Whenever I’m super stressed, I want to drink more tea. It’s a vicious cycle: A lack of sleep and an abundance of things to do can result in one too many cups, and by the time I even realize what’s happening, I’m on the verge of hyperventilating from caffeine. Just me? No? It is 2020, after all. We’re not exactly chill out here.

But in this back-to-work, post-holiday rush, when there are no family gatherings or long stretches of nothingness before you, is there a way to hit pause and slow the F down? Sure, you can meditate, or hit a yoga class, or drink a cup of tea that doesn’t contain caffeine. But what if you’re in the mood for something to calm you down right now, and you don’t feel like taking a walk or whatever?

Read on to discover our favorite products to help yourself relax. Whether it’s a face oil formulated just for stress that sneaks in some soothing lavender, vetiver, and chamomile with your regularly scheduled vitamins C and E, or an eye mask that will help you drift off to dreamland and take a stress nap, these babies have got your back in times of chaos.

One last note: Anxiety is a serious mental health issue, and if your anxiety is feeling debilitating, a bath isn’t going to cure it all. You’re not alone, and you don’t have to deal with your anxiety on your own. One good resource is the National Institute of Mental Health Information Resource Center, which you can contact via phone, email, or online chat. Head here for more about anxiety and to talk to someone now. You can also try SAMHSA’s National Helpline, another good resource, especially if it’s after hours.

Throw this in your purse, and inhale when the going gets tough (or the subway car gets smelly, which is its own form of stress).

Another aromatherapy option, created with blue tansy to relieve travel anxiety. We’ll take two!

It’s pricier, but people freak out about how helpful this aromatic stress treatment can be.

This Moon Juice special is a blend of four adaptogens that claims to reduce stress by normalizing cortisol levels.

A robe made of actual clouds. Perfect post warm bath.

This is not an exaggeration: Tara Brach’s voice is the quickest route to serenity on the planet. If you need to fall asleep—or you need to talk yourself down from the ledge—pop on one of her meditations.

This functional perfume comes with instructions: Spray onto wrists and neck; inhale for eight counts; hold for four counts; exhale for eight counts. It’s based on a scientific theory devised to calm the nervous system, and it smells like green cardamom, iris, palo santo, cilantro, and heaven.

Speaking of palo santo, we burn it by the bundle when we’re feeling stressed.

Anyone else feel instantly calmed by painting your nails? This clean-beauty polish in a serene hue will soothe you.

It’s called Dream Cream, and it’ll tuck your pores in before lulling you off to sleep.

We honestly can’t think of anything more relaxing than a soak in rosy bath salts.

This might sound a little counterintuitive, but hear us out: A good pummeling from this device always leaves us with much less muscle stress, which results in a general sense of calm.

Or you could go with a Goop-approved foam roller designed by someone who calls herself the Body Whisperer.

A face oil that also gives you peace of mind.

Maybe this is superficial, but sometimes a swipe of red lipstick helps us feel a little more confident, which can temporarily keep anxiety at bay. This one is named after a very famous Monroe.

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