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5 Ways to Relax and Recharge in 15 Minutes

Written on January 20, 2012 at 11:47 am , by

Now that the holiday decorations are down and our daily routines are back to normal, it’s easy to get caught up in our hectic schedules. Which is why when we heard about Aura Cacia’s plan to have a 15-minute “National Moment of Chill” at noon this Monday, January 23, we let out a sigh of relief.

You don't even need a bathtub to do these blissful treatments! (Photo by David Tsay)

You don’t need to hit up a spa to give yourself some zen. Try these five DIY recommendations from Aura Cacia to recharge inside and out.

Energize with: Peppermint Essential Oil
Apply three or four drops into your socks to achieve that extra pep in your step.
Other energizing recommendations: Energize Aromatherapy Body Oil, Peppermint Aromatherapy Stick

Feel balanced with: Rose Absolute Essential Oil
Diffused Rose Absolute at your desk creates a stabilizing atmosphere during times of stress.
Other balancing recommendations: Geranium Essential Oils, Clary Sage Essential Oils, Renewing Rose Aromatherapy Spritz

Meditate with: Neroli blended with Jojoba
Massage tension points—such as your temples—to alleviate stress and negativity.
Other meditative recommendations: Purifying Sandalwood Soak, Frankincense Essential Oil

Soothe away stress with: Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Rinse off the day with an after work steam shower boosted by four drops of eucalyptus on the shower floor.
Other purifying recommendations: Cleansing Tea Tree Stick, First Response Essential Oils

Relax with: Lavender Essential Oil
Combine 18 drops of Lavender with 1 ounce of water in a mister. Spray four times on your pillow a few minutes before bedtime to carry you off to sleep.
Other relaxing recommendations: Lavender Harvest Aromatherapy Bath, Chamomile Roman Essential Oil, Pillow Potion Mist

You can also join Aura Cacia on Facebook to pledge to take the time to chill out and invite your stressed-out friends to take part.

Tell us: What are your tips and tricks to de-stress?