15 Products to Help Soothe An Anxious Mind
CBD oil, meditation guides, SAD lamps, and more – these are the products to help you stress less
words Heather Gwyther
Unless you were born unflustered and have miraculously continued as such into adulthood, anxiety is an inevitable part of life, and who can blame us? There’s a lot to be stressed about right now, from climate change to COVID, first dates to how (or if) to acknowledge someone you vaguely know in public – the list is endless. You might also feel anxious for no particular reason at all; that’s the thing about emotions, they don’t always follow a rational pattern.
Wherever yours come from and however they manifests, you still deserve peace of mind. It might not happen instantly, but there are things that can help you ride out waves of worry; products aimed at soothing the mind and boosting your mood. Behold, Woo’s anti-anxiety shopping list…
CBD Drops to Decompress
Goodrays - CBD Zen Drops
To the tune of SZA’s “Good Days”, pick up some of Goodray’s CBD drops and lean into ‘Cannot Be Disturbed’ mode. What’s special about these CBD drops is that they are extracted from premium Colorado-grown cannabinoids. Easy to dose and pleasant to taste (100% vegan flavours too), rather than feeling drowsy, this will help maintain your natural state of balance and sense of wellbeing.
Power Down Puzzles
Rejig - Jose Mendez Jigsaw Puzzle
Many of us have tried getting under someone to get over someone... with varying degrees of success. But did you know that you can basically do the same thing with a jigsaw instead of a human being, and an anxious mind instead of a broken heart? Illustrated by Jose Mendez, this 1,000-piece puzzle has the added benefit of being aesthetically pleasing, which never goes amiss (especially when there’s also an A3 poster included in the box).
Leaf Envy - Fiddle Leaf Fig
Being in nature is good for your mental health, it’s a given. Houseplants have similar benefits, adding life and lush colour to any lifeless space. They also give us something else to focus on, both emotionally and in an aesthetic sense. This Fiddle-Leaf Fig is a fairly fast grower, and can reach up to six-feet tall with little maintenance other than rotating them in the sunlight every week or so. You’re basically a mum to a glossy supermodel of a plant now. One warning though: they’re poisonous to cats.
SAD Lamp to Banish the Blues
Lumie - Vitamin L SAD Light
If you let the short and gloomy days of winter make you want to socialise less and sleep more, Lumie has a solution: Vitamin L. This portable SAD light enables you to do light therapy anywhere. Just 30 minutes in its presence daily is what’s recommended for a sustained mood boost throughout the colder months.
CBD Bath Salts to Soothe Body and Mind
Apothem - Unplug CBD Bath Salts
Beloved baths are incomplete without bath salts. Not only do they smell good, they can also help relieve tension and stiffness – well, at least these CBD-infused bath salts enriched with magnesium and arnica can!
Therapy Notebooks - The Anti-Anxiety Notebook
This isn’t just a notebook for writing’s sake (though journaling itself can be immensely useful), but a notebook that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you track your emotions and become more aware of your thought patterns. With perseverance, this can lead to a reduction in anxiety over time.
Mushroom Powder Mood Boost
Dirtea - Reishi Mushroom Powder
If you’re stressed and anxious, a morning beverage without reishi mushroom powder is a morning beverage without a point. Just one teaspoon a day can minimise stress, bring about emotional balance, help you sleep better and improve your immune system. Bang it in your coffee or make a hot tea, add it to your smoothies or even sprinkle some into your baking..
Meditate, Sleep, Repeat
On this soothing and serviceable app you’ll find bedtime stories, meditations, and sleepy soundscapes. Velvet-voiced celebs such as Harry Styles, Keanu Reeves, and Idris Elba, read calming tales that quash errant thoughts. Set up a monthly subscription to feel golden.
Remove Negative Energy (One Sage Stick at a Time)
Holm - 'Love Thy Self' Crystal & Sage Kit
People may pooh-pooh crystals and whatnot, but we’re of the mindset that experimenting in the forms of wellness that works best for you is tantamount. Featuring rose quartz to balance your emotions and promote self-love, sage and palo santo to remove negative energy, and lavender to help you relax, this kit presents the perfect opportunity to play around with alternative practices.
Self-Warming Sleep Masks for the Ultimate Nap
Popmask - Deep Sleep
There is no better companion for a moment of urgent relaxation than a self-warming sleep mask. There, we said it! Also, it’s probably a good thing that these only promise 20 minutes of uninterrupted sleep, otherwise we might accidentally nap for hours upon hours.
Calming CBD Candle
cbii - Unwind CBD Candle
In our pursuit of an anxiety-free life, we cannot possess enough candles. This one contains the soothing scents of lavender, neroli and bergamot to make you feel all relaxed. The fact it’s made out of hemp wax – one of the most sustainable materials on the planet – is a bonus too.
Aroma Diffuser to Transform Any Space
Earl of East - Esta Aroma Diffuser
Technology meets nature meets aromatherapy in this diffuser, which can be programmed to suit the size of whatever space you wish to fill and the strength of your chosen scent. It has two mist settings, light tweaks, and a night mode. We suggest using the Earl of East’s Onsen & Shinrin-Yoku Essential Oil Blends. Who says home can’t feel like a spa retreat?
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