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Thrive 5: These Oils Are Truly Essential for a Relaxing Weekend

October 23rd, 2015

TGIF! With these five oils waiting for us at home, our weekend forecast is looking—and smelling—beautiful.

Now Foods Lavender Oil

Checking out for the weekend means no stress and none of the headaches that come along with it. If you’re still feeling some tension come Saturday, break out the lavender oil—it works wonders for a pounding head, thanks to coumarin compounds that facilitate the opening and closing of blood vessels.

Aura Cacia Lemon Essential Oil

Talk about refreshing. Studies have shown that sniffing a lemon can ward off stress, mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, anxiety, and nervousness.

Dessert Essence Tea Tree Oil

If the week was tough on your skin, rest assured that this oil can help clear a complexion in time for a night out on the town. That’s right: One of the many benefits of tea tree oil is blemish-busting. In fact, this powerful oil rivals benzoyl peroxide, the main ingredient in most over-the-counter acne creams, in effectiveness.

Now Foods Peppermint Oil

It may not quite be the season to indulge in peppermint candy canes yet, but it’s always the right time to enjoy this scent’s aromatherapeutic benefits. Some evidence suggests that this minty fresh oil may help alleviate stomach issues, like indigestion, just in case you have too much to eat on cheat day.

Aura Cacia Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Orange essential oil has been known to calm the mind, helping you drift off into sweet dreams, naturally, so you can be well-rested and ready to kick off the work week with a bang.

Feel like getting your chemistry on and really mixing things up? Try these unique aromatherapeutic blends!

Photo credit: Alicia Cho

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