Stress busters

By Georgia Collins

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Moving house is possibly one of the most stressful things I can think of and being knee-deep in that particular predicament right now, I have found myself desperately reaching out for something to quash the anxiety. Being a beauty editor that naturally, comes in the form of as many aromatherapy oils as I can get my hands on. On rotation on my desk currently, for inhalation and deep breathing purposes are Darphin’s dreamy (that’s not in the name but frankly, it should be) 8-Flower Nectar and Liz Earle Bliss Vital Oil. Both are formulated with the heady yet soothing scent of jasmine and fortifying ylang ylang – a known stress-buster. One whiff of either of these is enough to calm me down after any kind of convo with an estate agent.

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Then there’s my old faithful, Aromatherapy Associates Relax Deep oil which does exactly what it says on the tin and promises a sleep so deep and heavy I need a forklift truck to get me out of bed. As if that weren’t enough AA are opening their very first stand-alone store in London in October and will be offering custom blends with co-founder Geraldine Howard. Although I’m hoping my house move nightmare will be over by then, I’m sort of tempted to string it out a bit longer...

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