5 Scented Oils That Relieve Stress

Ylang Ylang

The ylang ylang tree, which grows in South Asia, is part of the custard apple tree family and has a distinct fragrance; it also has a reputation for stress relief and antidepressant properties (among others). You can use the oil in a diffuser or on a cloth to inhale the scent, or in steam therapy by adding it to boiling water.

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