De-Stress for Less with Origins $10 Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind

Published in: Fragrance, Product Reviews


Stress relief doesn’t always come cheap (hello, Bliss spa!), and some of the ways I like to unwind are viewed as socially unacceptable (going apesh*t on an annoying coworker, for instance).


Thank goodness for affordable stress-relieving miracles like Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind ($10)

It may not replace a trip to the spa (or beating the crap out of my pillow until I foam at the mouth), but it helps to bring my heart rate down when something has me seeing red.

Soothing scent

Like aromatherapy, Peace of Mind’s light, non-greasy lotion radiates a soothing peppermint, eucalyptus and basil fragrance when I (or El Hub) massage a few drops into the back of my neck and shoulders, where I hold a lot of my tension.

Relief for tense muscles

Within about five minutes of rubbing it on, a cooling effect kicks in — not intense like Ben Gay — just cool enough to unclench my muscles.

It’s portable, too!

I usually leave the the tiny bottle at home, but sometimes I’ll take it with me in my purse, where I can reach for it when I’m stuck in traffic.


Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind

Price: $10
Use: An affordable aromatherapy lotion to relieve stress and tension
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+

You might like Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind if …

  • you often feel stressed out and need quick, soothing relief;
  • you like the scent of peppermint; and/or
  • you deserve an affordable treat.

Didn’t make it to the movie, boo

I was just too tired by the time El Hub got home from work, so I guess I’ll have to wait for the weekend to see 500 Days of Summer. If you catch it before then, let me know what you thought (but please no spoilers!).

I hope you’re having a good hump day. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. tali says:

    I use it and it works wonders for me.. All of Origins products aside from the skin care ones work great. I love their chewing gum!!
    .-= tali’s last blog post… Honey.. I’m home!! =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tali,

      I like their stuff, too, especially the Ginger line for the body.

      I tried that gum and chewed it like there was no tomorrow — it didn’t really do much for my stress levels!

  2. Kailey says:

    I second the origins gum ♥.
    Its great 🙂
    I love some of their eye shadows too.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kailey,

      Hmm, the gum didn’t do anything for me. Maybe my stress levels are way too high and past the point of no return.

      Which shadows do you have? I have a few of the mattes and I love ’em.

  3. Solé says:

    I got this in a travel kit I bought at The Body Shop about three years ago. I love the way it smells! Very relaxing. I like your idea about taking it with you when you’re going to deal with traffic.

    I’m going to try to catch that movie sometime this week. I’m working on doing more things by myself and I’ve never gone to the movies alone. Maybe a weekday matinee might not be so bad.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sole,

      Yup, take it with you next time you have to sit in bumper to bumper traffic. It makes a huge difference.

      You know, I think it’s liberating to do things alone. It’s been awhile since I’ve gone to a movie by myself… maybe I’ll do that this week, too. 🙂

  4. YadiQ says:


    this post is hilarious – i swear i thought i was reading something i wrote with your references to annoying co workers and seeing red lol

    i think i need a VAT of this stat!

    today is one of those days thats started with a 2 hr meeting that went in every direction not positive – girl can i tell you i cant stand when people question my integrity ! AHHH graphic design so not the fabulous life!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yadi,

      Wouldn’t it be cool to have a creative job where you could just create and not have to deal with politics? LE SIGH!

      Did you have to bust out your toys for this meeting?!?

  5. Marce says:

    Ah, the benefits of aromatherapy…so soothing, so relaxing…I’ve already chilled out by thinking about it! Have you tried Bach’s Rescue Remedy for those moments when you just can’t take it all the time? My mum uses it alot…I think I should send her to a spa LOL
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Look – Urban Decay Empire =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marce,

      Nope, but I’ve seen it at the health food store. They have a tin full of mints (?) for stress relief. I should probably pick one up, ha ha ha!

  6. Redhead says:

    Tali and Kelly,

    How well does their gum taste/work? It seems a bit gimmicky to me to sell a stress-relieving chewing gum.

  7. I need this like STAT! My neck/shoulders always kill from stress and constant computer work.

    My highly annoying work nemesis doesn’t help either…
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… Vampy Varnish Name Change =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vampy Varnish,

      HA! Origins should make vats of this product so all the stressed out peeps can go swimming in it. I’d be the first in line.

  8. karen! if you like this, you MUST try aveda blue oil, that comes in a roller-ball type applicator.

    IT IS AMAZING. i don’t travel without one. it’s got jojoba, lavender and peppermint oils, and if you use the rollerball with harder pressure, you can even give yourself a mild massage. it’s great on temples, the tension prone areas of your neck, and shoulders. i buy them in bulk!
    .-= ines + cha cha’s last blog post… Building a Makeup Collection =-.

  9. tali says:

    Redhead- its not like a normal tasting gum.. more herbally minty somehow. It does somehow clear my head more than any other regular gum ive tried!
    .-= tali’s last blog post… Honey.. I’m home!! =-.

  10. Sarah says:

    I keep a bottle of the Sensory Therapy: Peace of Mind at my work desk. It helps relieve the day to day stresses of a job. I love it!
    .-= Sarah’s last blog post… Too Funny: Good Hair (movie) =-.

  11. ps – i think it’s a bit more expensive than this… but it’s so intense in the minty feeling that you need very little.
    .-= ines + cha cha’s last blog post… Introducing the Ballroom Beauty Mascot – Cha Cha the Kitty =-.

  12. Vonvon says:

    I have one of this. And I think I should whip it out the next time my little girl starts her hour-long or more whining session…;-)
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Winners For The Kiehl’s Party! =-.

  13. Stephie says:

    Haha. This might have come in handy at the call center. I swear, sometimes I wanted to reach through the phone connection and do some CONFRONTATION. 😛 But thankfully after tomorrow its GOODBYE freezing cold cubicle and headset and HELLO laying on the beach like bum..

  14. Marisol says:

    This sounds intriguing.

    I really want to see this movie. I may just treat myself to it and catch a late show maybe tomorrow.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… I heart Shu Uemura =-.

  15. Marina says:

    great post, thank you! I read all the comments so also thank you, ines + cha cha for telling about Aveda blue oil. But for now I have a lavander lotion and spray. so it’s for the future 🙂
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection. Fall 2009 =-.

  16. Dao says:

    I have this, it’s my favorite! My mom also likes it as well, she’s dominating it now 🙂 Did you try the powder one as well? That one is addictive.
    .-= Dao’s last blog post… Radiance FOTD =-.

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