Wednesday, July 30, 2014

National Relaxation Day: Find Your Zen Here!

Summertime is supposed to be relaxing, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the influx of weekend trips, weddings, and barbeques that tend to pop up all over our calendars in the warmer months.

In the spirit of National Relaxation Day, which is rapidly approaching on August 15th, I have included a roundup of beauty products designed to calm, soothe, comfort, and provide some much-needed Zen.

AHAVA Lavender Mineral Bath Salts
Calm your nerves with the power of lavender. The scent of AHAVA’s Lavender Mineral Bath Salts works to soothe the senses and promote well-being. 100% natural and packed with healthy minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium, the skin-energizing Dead Sea salt crystals help relax muscles and joints and keep skin soft, smooth and refreshingly hydrated.
Price: $22, Available at

Avalon Organics® Lavender Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
NSF/ANSI 305 Certified: made with at least 70% organic ingredients. Free of Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors and Phthalates
What is more comforting than knowing that your hair is being deeply hydrated with natural ingredients free of harsh chemicals? This nourishing shampoo & conditioner set is packed with calming Lavender Essential Oil, Wheat Protein, and Aloe, to moisturize normal to dry hair for soft, smooth, and shiny results. A rich Lavender scent will transport you to a place of total calm.
Price: $10.50 each, Available at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and


blisslabs nutricosmetics total bliss zen at work
This tasty tea concentrate promotes relaxation and concentration with a blend of mind-unwinding, focus-enhancing nutrients. Just a few soothing sips will leave you ‘zen’-tastic and ready to face the day.
  • Vitamin B6 helps support cognitive function
  • Magnolia bark relaxes the mind
  • Chamomile soothes the stomach
Price: $49, Available on and at bliss spas

Clarisonic Luxe Brush Heads
Create the ultimate relaxing, spa-like experience with the Clarisonic Luxe High Performance Brush Head Collection. A symphony of performance and comfort, the collection is designed to amplify the daily cleansing ritual into an exceptionally sensorial experience that will leave skin feeling pampered and invigorated. They feature innovative tapered, ultra-long filaments to deliver uncompromising cleansing efficacy with enhanced hydration results. Perfect for mature, sensitive skin, the dynamic dual-layer design gently massages skin while generating fluid forces that cleanse 6X better than hands alone and simultaneously increase natural hydration levels.
Price: $30 each, Available at Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and select physicians and spas nationwide.

Elemis Spa At Home Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir
Rich in aromatic scents, this relaxing bath elixir contains Patchouli, Ho wood and Eucalyptus oils to help promote tranquility and relaxation. With a natural Cocoa Butter-derived cleansing agent, this luxurious formula is gentle on the skin, while inducing a sense of peace and serenity.
Price: $35, Available at

Emily & Tony Aromatherapy Massage Oil Candles
Treat yourself with aromatherapy massage for the ultimate calming treat.  These unique Aromatherapy Massage Oil Candles will fill your home with evocative aromas and create the ultimate relaxing, sensory experience to set the mood and tone for the night.  When hot, the candle wax doubles as an extremely luxurious moisturizer with a nourishing soy and oil formula that cools quickly for instant comfort and pleasure. Each candle burns for up to 50 hours and is ideal for both men and women. Available in the following scents:
·         Créme de Vanille: A sweet and sophisticated vanilla scent that evokes comfort and warmth yet is just sweet enough to tickle the senses.
·         Coco: The fragrance opens with top notes of coconut, unexpected cedar middle notes and sweet vanilla base notes.
·         Fougere: This sophisticated and somewhat musky fragrance opens with top notes of licorice and cardamom, followed by sexy middle notes of cedar, vetiver, patchouli, amber, and nutmeg. Finally, these notes are laced with base notes of vanilla bourbon and licorice.
Price: $38, Available online at

H2O Plus Spa Sea Lavender Body Wash
This calming body wash rinses away impurities while relaxing the senses. The paraben-free formula includes a Sea Lavender Extract derived from a flowering marine plant found in saline soil along the Mediterranean seaside. Infused with a mineral-rich blend of Red Algae, Vitamin E and Aloe Extract this body wash will revitalize and nourish the skin.
Price: $18, Available at H2O Plus store locations and


Ralph Lauren Fragrances Polo Blue
This invigorating scent blends a refreshing mix of melon and warm basil. Polo Blue provides a fresh awakening of cool energy for an instant rush of relaxation and pleasure. 
Price: $77 (4.2oz), Available at


Erno Laszlo Transphuse Night Serum
Repair daily skin damage while you sleep with this relaxing night serum containing the soothing scent of lavender. Transphuse helps skin recover its natural balance overnight, reducing lines and boosting defense mechanisms against the next day’s environmental stress while plant extract Gatuline Expression relaxes facial muscles for a smoother appearance.
Price: $195.00, Available at Nordstrom and

What are your favorite products that help you calm down? 

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