Editors' Picks: The Best Zen-Inducing Products for National Relaxation Day
Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor: I recently wandered into the dreamy wonderland that is the new Parachute store in N.Y.C.'s Soho neighborhood, and my friends pretty much had to drag me out. The place was made for relaxing (thanks to its inviting linen-misted scent, magazine-worthy design and layers of super-soft fabric), but if I had to choose one piece that makes every day feel a bit more comforting, it would be these ultra-cozy waffle-knit slippers.
Buy it! Waffle slippers, $29; parachutehome.com
Slip Silk Travel Set
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: Whether I'm traveling or just lounging on my couch, this silk pillow case and eye mask are the perfect companions for a quick nap -- mostly because the slippery silk fabric protects my blowouts, but also because they're really comfortable.
Buy It! Slip Silk Travel Set, $119; saks.com
Lord Jones High CBD Pain & Wellness Formula Tincture
Lindy Segal, Style Social Media Editor: CBD may be everywhere nowadays, but in my opinion, the ubiquity is justified. After first trying Lord Jones' High CBD lotion, I was excited to test out their new tinctures — intended to help alleviate stress and anxiety — and I'm happy to say I'm still on the CBD bandwagon. My new evening routine: Take a dropper full (I'm partial to the peppermint) an hour or two before bed, watch an episode of Very Cavallari and feel my troubles disappear.
Buy it! Lord Jones High CBD Pain & Wellness Formula Tincture, $60 for 1 fl oz bottle; lordjones.com
GOOP Body Bath Soaks
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: The size of my tub is nothing to brag about, but nothing puts me in a tranquil mood faster than sitting in a piping hot bath. I have a few different soaks, but Gwyneth Paltrow’s recently-launched assortment is my current favorite. I’m partial to “The Martini” — Paltrow’s quick fix for emotional distress — but her collection includes solutions for tired muscles, and more.
Buy It! $35 each; goop.com
Energy Muse Amethyst Eye Pillow
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: I am always on the hunt for ways to enhance my beauty sleep, and recently stumbled upon this calming pillow. As if its lavender scent wasn’t relaxing enough, it also contains pieces of amethyst, a stone believed to relieve anxiety.
Buy It! 34.88; energymuse.com
Tata Harper Aromatic Irritability Treatment
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Nothing gets me more riled up than flying. So, I pack this essential oil in my purse and rub it on my wrists at takeoff, and take a few deep breaths as the plane ascends to keep me even-keeled during turbulent times.
Buy It! $65; nordstrom.com
BajaZen Beach Haus Room Spray
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: What's more relaxing than lounging on the beach listening to the waves crash? For me, nothing. And this spray brings that oceanside smell to your home. A few mists and you'll feel like your on a tropical getaway -- even if you're just watching Netflix from the couch!
Buy It Now! BajaZen Beach Haus Room Spray, $26.95; amazon.com
Brooklinen Scented Candle Set
Brittany Talarico, Senior Style Editor: I first fell in love with this brand after buying a set of its famous luxe collection sheets (which I also find very relaxing). So when Brooklinen launched a candle collection, I was all in. This "AM to PM" set is the prefect quartet: The Wake candle delivers "the fresh smell of the ocean." Magic Hour smells like a "sunlit rose garden," while Dusk has a woodsy, cabin-like scent. The set finished off with nightcap which elicits "aromas of bourbon and blood orange."
Buy It! Brooklinen Scenet Candle Set, $59; brooklinen.com
Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: Not only does this sleek essential oil diffuser make any space smell great, but it also looks super chic on any bedside table.
Buy It! Vitruvi Stone Diffuser, $119; vitruvi.com