Find your zen with lavender essential oil, bath products, skincare, aromatherapy and more – all of which you can shop online!
Settling into semi-lockdown life sure ain’t easy. Thankfully, we have binge-worthy flicks, work-from-home hacks, virtual fitness classes, mobile games and quaran-tunes to keep us occupied. And now, we’re adding some stress relief action to the list of things to do at home, using these soothing lavender scented products that smell like an absolute dream.
Lush Sleepy collection
If you’re having trouble falling asleep in these anxiety-inducing times, let Lush’s dreamy lavender range ease your mind. Wash away those worries with an adorable (bar soap) cloud. This marbled beauty is made with an oat milk base that lathers up gently, leaving behind the notes of lavender, ylang ylang and tonka. Then, blanket your skin with the relaxing Sleepy lotion that’ll send you to dreamland. Made with organic cocoa butter and lavender water, a little goes a long way with this rich cream!
Lush Sleepy collection, from $6 to $54, available at Lush online
L’occitane Lavender collection
L’occitane sources its lavender from Provence, where it’s dubbed ‘blue gold’ by locals. With that moniker, you can bet the fragrance that’s distilled into its products is nothing short of amazing. Whether it’s the shea butter soap bar or the cleansing hand wash, this collection is all you need for a dose of stress relief in the shower. Heading back (to the website) for more hand wash? Snag the eco refill packs to do your bit for the planet.
L’occitane Lavender collection, from $16 to $69, available at L’occitane online
Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender & Espresso collection
At once soothing and energising, the marriage of lavender and espresso into a scent is pure genius. If you love both of those ingredients, take your pick from the collection, stat. We think the hand cream is a desk essential that’ll instantly pep your mood up through the day – reach for it to un-frazzle your nerves and get your dose (or whiff) of caffeine at the same time.
Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender & Espresso collection, from $15 to $37, available at Crabtree & Evelyn online
Riau Candle Co. lavender candle
Candle lovers, go for a lavender-infused jar to pull you through this stressful sitch. Riau Candles stocks a hand-poured soy candle in a pure lavender scent, no frills added. And your candle purchase won’t just make you happy: all proceeds from the brand’s sales will go to charity, so you’ll be doing good for others too.
Riau Candle Co. Lavender Candle, $10 (small)/ $20 (medium), available at Sonder Social online
Doers of London Daily Grind Hydrating Face Cream
Make your daily work-from-home grind a tad more joyful with this mood-lifting moisturiser from Doers of London. The vegan and cruelty-free skincare brand is loved for natural skincare staples, and the Daily Grind Hydrating Face Cream doesn’t disappoint – see our review here! Moisturising function aside, the distinct lavender scent makes it our skincare pick for stress relief. Busy folks, this might just be the easiest way to get a dose of lavender scented calm if you’re not one to faff around with candles or diffusers.
Doers of London Daily Grind Hydrating Face Cream, $40 for 100ml, available at Sephora online
Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Mario Basecu might just be our favourite brand for facial sprays, if our Sephora shopping history is any indication. The most calming of all? The purple bottle infused with the triage of aloe, chamomile and lavender. A few spritzes a day can keep the stress at bay… or at least, it’ll soothe your nerves for a bit before you get on with your to-do list. Not to mention, this hydrating spray will help defend your skin against skin-ageing free radicals – another reason to have it on hand!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray, $12 for 118ml, available at Sephora online
MegRythm Lavender Steam Eye Mask
Can’t sleep without an eye mask? Here’s a sleep hack: ditch your standard eye masks and use a heated one instead. The lavender one from MegRythm gently warms up to soothe any eye strain, while sending lovely whiffs of the calming bloom your way. P.S. These are seriously wallet-friendly, too.
MegRythm Lavender Steam Eye Mask, $13.45 for 12 pieces, available at Watsons online
Thursday Plantation Lavender Essential Oil
Taking in the scent of essential oils is one of our coping mechanisms for these strange times. For your bedside table, we recommend Thursday Plantation’s pharmaceutical grade oils that are free from animal testing. And lavender is the choice pick for stress relief, of course. Having trouble sleeping? Pop a few drops in the diffuser and let yourself drift off. Besieged with a headache? Rub some on your temples. They don’t call it aromatherapy for nothing!
Thursday Plantation Lavender Essential Oil, $27.70, available at Watsons online
Love Beauty and Planet argan oil & lavender collection
Give your tresses some love with Love Beauty and Planet’s range of feel-good bath treats (which we’ve reviewed here). Argan oil and French lavender oil make up the dream team, giving your locks a luscious boost while providing aromatherapy at the same time. Add a hand cream to your cart to go with your round-the-clock handwashing. The brand’s collection of sustainably sourced products also includes shower gel and body lotion – so you can go all out and have your shower smelling of lavender fields if you like.
Love Beauty and Planet organ oil & lavender collection, from $6.90 to $13.90, available at Watsons online