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8 Everyday Plants That Can Help You De-Stress Right Now


Known for it's relaxing benefits in tea, people often brew Chamomile to help them sleep better. While getting a better night's sleep will help you alleviate stress, chamomile has also shown to help get rid of negative emotions. The soothing scent of his plant can be both calming and soothing, which is perfect for those moments when you feel on edge.


This plant is known for it's uplifting aroma that can stimulate both your mind and body. If you're feeling down, this scent can help lift you up with its confidence-inducing abilities. It will also make your home smell amazing, so that's an added bonus.


A favorite scent for years, it's no surprise that it is a popular stress reliever to this day. It boasts many benefits when inhaled such as an improvement in short-term memory, anxiety relief and of course, relaxation. Many people use it in a bath, as a fragrance spray or massaged into the skin.


If your stress levels begin to give you a headache, reach for the green-yellow oil that is extracted from this plant's flowering top. This sweet scent will become more floral when it becomes diluted and you will be surprised by its soothing ability.

Continue to the next page for benefits of Peppermint, Sunflowers and Oregano.


You may think of peppermint as some extra flavor in your dessert or tea, but it is actually great at relieving stress. Peppermint essential oil has been shown as effective at relieving tension headaches, has the ability to lower frustration and boost alertness.


Nope, it's not just for topping your pizza or flavoring your sauce, oregano can benefit your body beyond your taste buds. Often used to treat the common cold, muscle pain, headaches, allergies and fatigue. It helps to de-stress your body when you feel yourself coming down with something.

Evening Primrose

This yellow wildflower is very high in tryptophan, which your body uses to produce serotonin. Serotonin is a natural mood booster and antidepressant. Evening primrose is known for balancing hormones and can also help improve fertility, as well as treat acne.


What could make you feel better than looking at this big yellow flower? Sunflowers are high in magnesium as well as tryptophan. Sunflower seeds also contain phenylalanine, which is an amino acid that fights depression.

Sources: iNews / Little Things