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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: The Body Shop

Key notes: French lavender and warm chamomileBoosts: Relaxation How to use: Add a few drops to your pillow at night or after work to soak up this calming blend of soothing, organic lavender and chamomile.The Body Shop Divine Calm Essential Oil ($20), at The Body Shop and thebodyshop.com. GALLERY: Cool health & fitness gadgets

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: Bath and Body Works

Key notes: Eucalyptus and cool spearmintBoosts: Stress relief (Best news ever—ridding oneself of anxiety with a zesty and intoxicating scent.) How to use: Spritz all over pillow case, lay down and breathe deep for a relaxing, stress free snooze.Bath and Body Works Eucalyptus and Spearmint Stress Relief Aromatherapy Pillow Mist ($10), at Bath and Body Works stores across Canada.GALLERY: 7 healthy teas

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: Hugo and Debra

Key notes: Comforting orange and vanillaBoosts: Uplifting moodHow to use: Spray onto body, clothes or bedding to feel a weight lift off your shoulders in a matter of minutes with this mix of tangy citrus and classic vanilla.Hugo and Debra Naturals Essential Mist in Vanilla & Sweet Orange ($12.99), at hugonaturals.com.GALLERY: Best health & fitness apps of 2013

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: Jurlique

Key notes: Rose flower Boosts: Sense of balance How to use: Dilute with water or vegetable carrier oil. Then, place solution over an aromatherapy burner or massage into arms to balance your equilibrium for a clear mind (also a great formula for moisturizing skin).Jurlique Rose Flower Essential Oil ($51), at jurlique.com.GALLERY: The healthiest celebrity bodies

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: Now

Key notes: Fresh peppermintBoosts: RevitalizationHow to use: Dilute with a few drops of your favourite carrier oil and inhale with a humidifier or diffuser to reap the benefits of peppermint’s brisk aroma and stimulating gift.Now Essential Oils 100% Pure Peppermint ($7.99), at health food retailers across Canada.ELLE body: The new super foods

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: Young Living

Key notes: Spruce, rosewood and almondBoosts: EnergyHow to use: Apply 2-4 drops directly to pressure points, or diffuse in your home office or bedroom throughout the day to maintain your energy and stimulate your senses with crisp spruce.Young Living Valor Essential Oil ($25), at youngliving.com.GALLERY: Top organic moisturizers

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: Organic India

Key notes: Spicy clove, licorice, mint and lemonBoosts: AlertnessHow to use: Add multiple drops to your diffuser or massage into skin (after diluting of course) to absorb the oil’s exhilarating ingredients to help you stay focused and on your toes.Organic India Tulsi-Holy Basil Essential Oil ($15.99), at organicindia.com.GALLERY: Best power drinks

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ELLE body: The best aromatherapy oils

Top aromatherapy oils: 21 Drops

Key notes: Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang Boosts: Sleep time (Who doesn’t need help in the sleep department?)How to use: Roll oil over wrists, chest or even face to get some needed R&R with the light scent of Ylang Ylang. Bonus: This is a great alternative for those who don’t enjoy the scent of lavender to fall asleep.21 Drops 18 Sleep Essential Oil Rollerball ($29), at sephora.ca.Mind games: How to better control your life

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