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5 Scented Oils That Relieve Stress


Decrease your stress levels with these natural oils.
Decrease your stress levels with these natural oils.

Everyone has something to feel stressed about. Often, that "something" is more than one thing – especially when you consider family, work, the house, the bills (and that’s just the beginning). Would you believe your sense of smell is one way to help relieve those many stressors? Using essential oils – fragrant liquids derived the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant -- to help calm and soothe you offers a natural way of reducing anxiety, illness, depression, and other ailments, making you feel healthier, better rested, and more able to tackle that mile-long to-do list. Here are five fragrant oils and easy ways to get use them.


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