Everyone deals with stress, and I something that I find really helpful to reduce stress and anxiety is taking some time every week to pamper myself. Dermalogica's Stress Relief Treatment Oil* ($37 CAD/100 mL) is a multi-use oil with a calming fragrance (Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage), with the goal reducing stress, and increasing happiness.
"An aromatic body treatment oil, ideal for massage, bath therapy and deluxe skin conditioning. This soothing, multifunctional blend combines advanced Silicones for skin smoothing with calming essential oils of Sandalwood, Lavender, Orange and Clary Sage. Naturally-purifying extracts of Tea Tree, Lemon, and Ylang-Ylang help to counteract the negative mental effects of stress for the ultimate in relaxation. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors." - Dermalogica
You can use this oil in a variety of ways - as a standard body oil, as a scalp treatment, mixed into your body lotion, or as a bath oil. When used as a body oil, my skin is left feeling incredibly smooth, silky, plump, and hydrated. This oil has a rich consistency, and is definitely meant for those with dry skin. This formula does take a few minutes to fully absorb, so don't plan on getting dressed right away. My favourite use for this oil is actually as a scalp treatment - simply massage a few pumps of this oil onto your scalp a few minutes before showering. My regular shampoo easily removes all of the oil, and my scalp is left feeling calmed & hydrated, and my hair isn't greasy at all. I haven't had the chance to add this oil to my bath yet, but it sounds heavenly!
I think that the simple act of taking a few minutes out of your busy to pamper yourself with a body oil will help to reduce stress. That being said, this product from Dermalogica is incredibly luxurious, and definitely adds to the pampering and stress-reducing experience. If you're new to body oils, I think that this multi-purpose formula is a great place to start!