Mercury In Retrograde: 9 Products to Help You Keep Calm and Carry On
Mercury is in retrograde this month, and we won't be surprised if you're asking yourself, 'What does that even mean?' When a planet is in retrograde, or when it looks like it is traveling backward in the sky, things may seem to flip flop. So when Mercury—which rules communication, clear thinking, truth, and travel—goes into retrograde, these things will turn upside down. Most of these affected topics are pretty important when it comes to planning a wedding. But don't worry! We've got you covered with products that will keep you calm, cool, and collected.
Vibe Room Energy Clearing Spray
Linda Lauren's The Vibe Spray is the perfect way to de-stress and clear away the negative energy ($10). Linda Lauren is a fourth-generation psychic medium who connects with people who come to her for guidance through the color and energy she senses around them.
Basq NYC Lavender Calming Oil
This gentle essential oil from Basq NYC blends pure sweet almond oil with lavender ($18). It can be used on the face, body, pressure points, or dripped into the bath. Lavender is one of the few oils that has clinical studies to back up its sleep improvement claims. All you need to do to relax: drip in the bath, soak in a wash cloth for the back of the neck, massage onto pulse points, or steam the face for a clarifying detox treatment.
Miss Spa Calming Facial Sheet Mask
Miss Spa's Calming Facial Sheet Mask is a silky pre-treated paper mask infused with naturally soothing botanical extracts and conditioners to comfort and moisturize ($3). After 20 minutes, remove mask and gently pat remaining solution into skin.
Golden Door Tranquility Balm
This tranquility balm provides penetrating 'cold heat' to restore flexibility and ease aches and pains ($28). By dissolving muscle tension, it aids in releasing energy for creative expression. Cajeput and mint protect the respiratory system while the potent Arnica extract speeds soft tissue healing.
Borghese Fango ESSENZIALI Mud Mask Treatment for Face + Body CALM
Activation Products EASE Magnesium Spray
This is a topical magnesium spray that helps combat stress ($39). Here's why more magnesium is the key to stress less: Stress causes magnesium levels to drop, and unfortunately, a lack of magnesium magnifies stress. Low magnesium levels during stressful times can cause energy depletion and fatigue, hindering the body's ability to manage stress. When stress depletes magnesium storage, arterial spasms can result.
Earth Therapeutics' Anti-Stress Pillow Mist
This mist is a therapeutic blend of lavender, chamomile, and citrus ($8). Spritz three to four times wherever you are—on the floor beneath your chair at work, on your pillow/couch/sitting apparatus, etc., and breathe in deeply as the aroma soothes the senses, relaxes the mind, and calms frazzled nerves.
Roloxin Lift Instant Skin Smoother
It's no surprise that stress can cause fine lines and dull skin. Roloxin Lift Smoothing Mask reduces the appearance of both wrinkles and pores ($45 for 5-pack).