15 Products to Help Soothe An Anxious Mind

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19 May 2022
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…

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CBD Drops to Decompress

Goodrays - CBD Zen Drops

Goodrays - CBD Zen Drops

CBD Drops to Decompress
£ 39.95

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

Rejig - Jose Mendez Jigsaw Puzzle

Power Down Puzzles
£ 35.00

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).

Houseplant Heroes

Leaf Envy - Fiddle Leaf Fig

Leaf Envy - Fiddle Leaf Fig

Houseplant Heroes
£ 48.00

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

Lumie - Vitamin L SAD Light

SAD Lamp to Banish the Blues
£ 99.00

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

Apothem - Unplug CBD Bath Salts

CBD Bath Salts to Soothe Body and Mind
£ 65.00

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!

Become Booksmart

Therapy Notebooks - The Anti-Anxiety Notebook

Therapy Notebooks - The Anti-Anxiety Notebook

Become Booksmart
£ 38.00

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

Dirtea - Reishi Mushroom Powder

Mushroom Powder Mood Boost
£ 29.99

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..

Roller Recovery

Therabody - Wave Roller

Therabody - Wave Roller

Roller Recovery
£ 125.00

Sometimes bouts of anxiety call for a long session with a vibrating foam roller to decrease muscle tension. Think of it as an at-home, non-sentient masseuse. Lovely!

Meditate, Sleep, Repeat

Calm App

Calm App

Meditate, Sleep, Repeat
£ 28.99

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

Holm - 'Love Thy Self' Crystal & Sage Kit

Remove Negative Energy (One Sage Stick at a Time)
£ 28.00

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

Popmask - Deep Sleep

Self-Warming Sleep Masks for the Ultimate Nap
£ 16.00

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

cbii - Unwind CBD Candle

Calming CBD Candle
£ 22.00

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

Earl of East - Esta Aroma Diffuser

Aroma Diffuser to Transform Any Space
£ 60.00

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?

All products are selected independently by our editors. If you purchase anything through this article, Woo may earn an affiliate commission.

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