So, I’m not sure if this is beauty related (kinda sorta not really?), but I think whenever you find anything that prevents you from throwing your computer across the room while you’re doing taxes, it’s worth MAJOR props.
Say hello to H. Gillerman Organic’s Tension Remedy ($48). When you need/want to suppress yo’ crazy, this stuff is the sh*t.
A blend of organic essential oils, including lavender and peppermint, it helps ease neck tension and mental fatigue — two things I’ve had in spades lately, not gonna lie.
The bottle fits nicely in the palm of my hand (ooh, making it convenient for business trips). Just apply a couple drops on the back of your neck, right at the base.
Ah…smells like peppermint.
As the oil is absorbed into my skin, I start to feel a tingling sensation spread from the base of my neck, down across my shoulders and upper back.
Then I just sort of feel my muscles get all loosey-goosey. Within minutes, the urge to yell at my husband about 1099s subsides, and I no longer want to throw things.
It’s like a massage at a really nice day spa, but without the candles, nudity or whale sounds/Enya.
I’ve been using it a few times a day this month, and combined with deep breathing and frequent short walks, I haven’t felt as on edge. If you’re into hippy-dippy healing things like I am and have been feeling stressed, you might want to give it a go.
Tension Remedy and H. Gillerman Organics’ other essential oil-based brews (they make a bunch of other varieties, too) are based on traditional Chinese medicine. They have potions for sleep, some for relaxation and some to increase your energy.
They’re available now online at hgillermanorganic.com. The bottles are $48 each, which is a lot, but it’s also less than a full day at a spa.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,