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Favorite Find Friday: Bath By Bettijo Organic Aromatherapy Stick in Sleep

Written on May 4, 2012 at 11:45 am , by

Rest doesn’t always come easy— even to the weary— but we’ve found that it comes a little faster and better with Bath By Bettijo Organic Aromatherapy Stick in Sleep. We roll the handmade blend of organic lavender and cedarwood essential oils in a jojoba oil and vitamin E base on our wrists, temples and neck at night before we hit the pillow. Almost instantly, the soothing formula helps calm our senses and achieve a deeper sleep. And the apothecary-style cobalt blue glass roll-on is easy to tote on flights, trips and overnights.

Tell us: What do you swear by to help you drift off and sleep soundly?

Yoga in a Bottle

Written on August 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm , by

Last week, I experienced my first ever yoga class at Yogamaya studios in New York City. As my breathing settled and I lunged into warrior pose, I was amazed by how relaxed I felt. I wished there was a way to carry the calming studio home with me after the session. Rather than lug my mat all over town, I dug through the beauty closet for a quick-fix product to throw into my purse. According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, a neurologist and psychiatrist at the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, a relaxing scent is the quickest way to unwind.

“The part of the brain that detects smell — the olfactory lobe — is connected to the emotional brain,” Hirsch says. “It’s totally different than any other sensory experience.”

Now, when I start to feel stressed, I reach for Origins Peace of Mind On-the-Spot Relief ($10). This miniature miracle eases your senses while relieving tension, pressure and tightness. Just massage a small amount on your neck, earlobes and temples, and say “Om.”

–Catherine O’Neill, beauty intern