This passed week I've had midterms at school, and things can get pretty stressful. I was in my Points 2 class when I saw a few people passing around a little bottle and dropping a bit on their wrists and smelling it along with taking a whif from the bottle. I asked "What is that?" (it could be anything, we are alternative medicine students) A girl replied "lavendar oil, it will calm you down, help you focus". She offered me some, I took a whif and put some on my wrists. I felt an instant relaxation! Throughout the test too, I kept taking sniffs whenever I would get overwhelmed and it was pretty amazing how much this little bottle of 10$ natural oil could do the job of a more expensive prescription, or even a paradise vacation. So I got myself a little bottle of it and keep it with me always, at work throughout the day I'm often seen sniffing the bottle or my wrists, and at home, when I'm out of wine lol, I take out my lavendar and put some on:) Its nice to sniff in the bottle but I love the feeling of having it on my wrists all the time. And you can get this little break of peace from the daily grind for only 10$!!! Here is some info I found about lavendar oil:
The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine says this interesting tidbit:
"Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region. It was used in ancient Egypt as part of the process for mummifying bodies. Lavender's use as a bath additive originated in Persia, Greece, and Rome."
and that Lavender is also used for headache, upset stomach, and hair loss. But they say should not be taken by mouth as can cause headaches, changes in appetite and constipation!
So for a quick frugal way to stress relief, grab yourself some lavender!!!