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Aromatherapy: De-stressing Naturally Through the Holiday

‘Tis the season of hustle and bustle! With seemingly endless shopping lists, back-to-back soirees and family get-togethers, it’s easy to get lost in the extra demands of the holidays. Whether it’s an hour-long aromatherapy massage or peppering your bedroom with relaxation-inducing candles, taking a break is an essential part of de-stressing during the most hectic time of the year. Here are some of the best scents of the season to keep you—and the people on your gift list—relaxed and centered until the New Year.

relax and revive

Created with the go-getter in mind, the UMA x Equinox Pure Recovery Candle is perfect for those needing to unwind this holiday season. The candle features notes of eucalyptus, sandalwood and lavender intended to stimulate recovery and relaxation. Going beyond just a pleasant fragrance, all UMA candles are formulated to boost feelings of positivity and well-being.
UMA X Equinox Pure Recovery Candle, $68

two in one

Why limit aromatherapy to the home? Le Labo’s Santal 33 Perfume Oil is perfect as a personal fragrance for daytime use. The oil can be used to smooth and soften both hair and skin. It’s vegan and cruelty-free and contains no parabens or alcohol.
Le Labo Santal 33 Perfume Oil, $147

merry massage

If a candle just won’t cut it, check out Sound Stone Massage Spa to step up your aromatherapy game. The Crestwood spa specializes in aromatherapy massages and offers everything from hour-long to full-day spa packages. The Head2Toe Rejuvenation package lives up to its name with a facial, full body massage, stone skin treatment and hot stone foot massage.
Sound Stone Massage Spa, services priced at $55 to $250

diffusing the situation

Diptyque is more than a home fragrance brand, it’s a symbol of luxury. The company’s Berries Hourglass Diffuser combines mesmerizing fragrance with elegant décor. With its unique shape, the diffuser is ideal for small spaces and lasts for months. Perfect for gifting this season, it’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is relaxing.
Diptyque Berries Hourglass Diffuser 2.0, $150

gucci game-changer

Leave it to Gucci to create fuchsia bamboo incense sticks. Elements of esotericum, Seville orange, jasmine, leather and salt create an eclectic mix of fragrances. Pair the sticks with Gucci’s Herbarium Bee Incense Burner for the perfect designer mood maker.
Gucci Esotericum Bamboo Incense Sticks, $70