It’s all too easy to forget, but pampering yourself can truly be a form of self-love. In those rare moments you have to yourself—whether it’s 30 minutes at home before your roommates return from work or an hour after putting the kids to bed—devoting some time to yourself is the key to feeling at ease and stress-free. With daily stress at all-time high thanks to everyone’s fast-paced modern lifestyles, it’s more important than ever to prioritize time to rest and recharge.
Depending on your needs, there are products out there to aid in your relaxation, from soothing tea to calming essential oils. We turned to Rank & Style, a website that uses a handy algorithm to scour the internet for the best products based on user reviews, best-seller lists, editor picks, and social buzz. In other words, the team there does the hard work so you know you’re getting top-notch insider information (without all that time spent searching the depths of the web yourself). Check out R&S’s picks for the best stress-relief products out there, ranked starting with the number one choice—no Google search necessary.
This little mister is the perfect size for travel, so you can feel relaxed no matter where you are. Keep it in your purse and give your skin or the room a spritz of essential oils any time you need it (you’ll think you’re in a yoga studio).
A calming body cream to help you unwind after a long day. “At night, I reapply [this product] to my wrists, inner elbows, and décolletage, which de-stresses me and puts me right to sleep,” one user said.
Keep this design-minded essential-oil diffuser in your room or even in your office to bring you heavenly, calming scents throughout the day for ultimate relaxation.
Take some time to chill in an Epsom salt bath. The salts relieve aches and pains, and the eucalyptus scent will leave you in a state of pure calm. Grab a book and candle if you’ve really got some time to yourself, and make an evening of it.
An invigorating scalp treatment to make your daily cleanse so much better. You’ll love the combination of tea-tree, peppermint, and lavender oils.
There’s nothing like a home facial to help you escape from the day-to-day. “After the mask, my skin feels smooth and fresh, and I feel relaxed and renewed,” a user said.
This self-heating gel formula brings the spa to your home, as rosemary and eucalyptus scents stimulate the skin. Use it to soothe dry skin and relieve stress.
You’ll want to bring this essential oil roll-on with you everywhere. “I find the scent of lavender both relaxing and uplifting. I love this roll on product! It’s full-bodied and easy to carry, so it’s at my fingertips anytime I need a pick-me-up,” one user said.
A great product if you deal with headaches or neck pain, this neck wrap can be iced or heated depending on your needs. It also makes for a soothing support for simple relaxation. Rest easy with this around your neck and perhaps some cucumbers over your eyes.
This dietary supplement promotes a healthy response to stress and may even help rid you of the pesky blemishes and wrinkles associated with stress. “I feel absolutely relaxed and ready to take on the world. It’s my daily chill pill,” said one user.
Users say this product is worth the cost. It’s a blend of uplifting super-herbs meant to help you “expand peaceful awareness and align you with bliss,” according to its description.
Snag this calming fragrance to apply to pulse points before bed for the best sleep of your life. You’ll wake well rested thanks to this relaxing agent.
Tea is practically synonymous with relaxation, and this honey lavender tea is no exception. The Yogi brand boasts organic and natural ingredients, so you can rest easy after sipping a cup.
This blend of jojoba to moisturize and essential oils to nourish the skin is all natural with a fresh scent. “I’ve been using this oil now for a few weeks and I just love it. It really does relax the mind,” a user said.
If you’re dealing with fatigue or nerves, you’ll want to try out this product. It’s made from a coconut oil base to help you achieve a deep, stress-relieving sleep and breathe easier.
Aromatherapy is no longer reserved for spas and yoga studios. Bring these relaxing scents to your pillow for a relaxing slumber. “All I can say about this pillow spray is it is the best thing I have ever found. The smell is not overwhelming, and it induces a great sense of relaxation. … It will help you wind down after a long day and drift into a gentle deep sleep,” said one user.