The floral oil is known for its calm-inducing, tension-taming properties. Which, if you’re prone to scarfing down snacks when you’re frazzled, could nix the urge to stress eat. (And help you cut out loads of extra calories!) “When we’re in a state of relaxation, we don’t seek comfort behaviors [like overeating] that might not be the best for us,” Bhatia says.
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Just the scent of lavender is enough to make you feel more mellow, found one Oregon Health & Science University study. But for a serious chill pill, indulge in the aroma while spending a few minutes in child’s pose, Bhatia suggests.
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