How the Stars De-Stress
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
Life can get pretty hectic. It’s important to tackle the tension before it begins to build up. Take a cue from Hollywood with these star-approved stress-busters that are guaranteed to relax, rejuvenate and help you reset your routine.
Brooke Burke is a fan of the Hawaiian-inspired, all-organic brand Malie. The exotic scents of the botanically blended, oil-based aromatherapeutic body creams are especially therapeutic.
Tried and True Remedies
Celebrity nail artist Jenna Hipp takes H.Gillerman Organics essential oil remedies (including the Pure Breathing, True Relaxation, Natural Rest and Clear Mind blends) with her to all of her appointments with Hollywood clients; many of them, including Lea Michelle, Gisele Bündchen and Miley Cyrus are huge fans of the products.
Jenna Elfman takes to the tropics with Illume’s Coconut Milk Mango scent, a fragrant fusion of mango and coconut milk. The candles and diffusers are particularly good at delivering de-stressing properties.
Baroness von Neumann candles, a luxurious line made with “your tranquility in mind,” are favorites of Anna Lynne McCord, Katrina Bowden, Ali Fedotowsky and Holly Madison.
Packed with real fruit pigments and vegetable extracts, bath, body and cosmetics line 100% Pure counts Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba and Madonna as fans. Stress-free staples: the mineral-packed Eucalyptus Sea Therapy Bath and the deeply relaxing Lavender Sedative Vapor Bath.
Victoria Beckham swears by Elemis Spa@Home Quiet Mind Temple Balm, a powerful blend of essential oils to help promote harmony, tranquility and relaxation—plus, it’s the perfect size to keep in your bag for those superstressful days.
Bar Rafaeli calms and revives tired, aching muscles with AHAVA. The Eucalyptus Mineral Bath Salts, infused with a therapeutic blend of eucalyptus essential oils, relax tight muscles and help stiff joints through the benefits of 21 essential minerals.
The Healing Helper
Combat dry skin like Molly Sims (she’s a fan of the entire line) with bliss’s high-intensity 24-‘heaven’ healing body balm. Designed to provide 24-hour hydration to seriously parched skin, this rich, therapeutic cream incorporates exfoliating lactic acid and soothing colloidal oatmeal for intense, long-lasing moisture. For the ultimate in relaxation, try the ‘heel’-lelujah! pedicure at bliss, an oatmeal bath soak, callus-eliminating foot mask and massage that uses the balm.
Caswell-Massey fan Maria Menounos may like the entire line, but the brand’s Signature Lavender Body Butter and Signature Lavender Bar Soap delivers—without a doubt—the deepest level of relaxation through their delicate, dewy and refreshing scent.
All-natural brand Dr.Hauschka counts Debra Messing, Eva Mendes, Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman as fans of the line’s Cleansing Milk but the superhydrating and skin-soothing Body Oil boasts a long list of celebrity devotees, including Naomi Watts, Lea Michele and Rachel Zoe (who all like the Rose) and Sienna Miller and Kirsten Dunst, who are fans of the Blackthorn Body Oil.
The Reviving Soak
Modern candle-maker DayNa Decker’s luxurious line lists Jessica Alba and LeAnn Rimes as fans. The eco-friendly home and body products, in their intoxicating cult-followed scents, soothe and calm even the busiest of celebrities.
Treatments to Try
With locations throughout the U.S and one in Turks & Caicos, Exhale Spas are go-to relaxation retreats for the celeb crowd. Vanessa Hudgens is a fan of the True Facial and the famous Core Fusion classes; Julia Stiles swears by the Deep Tissue Massage, designed to relieve pain associated with muscle knots, heavy physical activity and everyday stress.