Aveda’s Stress Case
Shocking as this may sound, we are only recent bath converts. For years, the thought of sitting still in a tub of warm water made us feel more nervous than relaxed. But our outlook has definitely changed with age. Now, there are few activities we enjoy more than a long tub, which also means we’ve acquired a pirate’s booty’s worth of soaks and salts. With the release of Aveda’s latest Stress-Fix collection, that bounty is growing. Like most of the pure plant essence brand’s products, the body lotion, soaking salts, and oil concentrate in the lineup feature Ecocert’s coveted organic stamp of approval and are formulated using a host of deliciously scented botanicals—most notably clary sage and lavender, two herbs recognized for their soothing abilities. And soothe they do: Two heaping tablespoons swirled into a hot bath manage to melt away any lingering anxiety and preoccupation—something we could definitely use on a daily basis.
$22 to $40, www.aveda.com.