There was a time when fragrant essential oils were a luxury solely reserved for spa treatments, but not anymore. Now you can find them in body and hair care products at your local drugstore. Lotions, shampoos, and even deodorants are infused with botanical oils like lavender, citrus, and other delicious aromas. Their natural scents not only smell good but also can lift your mood and help you de-stress. With just a few affordable items (we’re talking $12 or less!), you can feel like you just received a professional treatment; no appointment necessary.
Herbal Essences Potent Aloe & Eucalyptus Shampoo
Treat your tresses to this certified clean and eco-friendly shampoo. Aloe and eucalyptus work together to nourish hair and leave your scalp feeling clean but never dry. The wash is pH-balanced, so it’s safe for color-treated hair. It’s also paraben-, sulfate-, and cruelty-free and is endorsed by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a world leader in plant science.
Buy It: $5.99, Target
Jergens Lavender Body Butter
Your body and mind will benefit from this ultra-moisturizing lotion. It’s made with shea, cocoa, and mango butter to soften skin and is infused with lavender essential oil to help you kick back and relax. The body butter has a nearly five-star review from more than 230 satisfied buyers, with one person writing it left their “skin so soft and smooth and noticeably healthier.”
Buy It: $5.99, Target
Secret Invisible Solid with Essential Oils in Cedarwood & Citrus
Sweaty pits are no match for this antiperspirant. The cedarwood and citrus create a subtle scent that covers up underarm odors. The deodorant is free of parabens and dyes and lasts for 48 hours.
Buy It: $11.97, Walmart
Love Beauty and Planet Delightful Detox Shampoo
Say goodbye to buildup with this clarifying shampoo that removes dirt and oil. It’s made with organic coconut oil that makes strands silky smooth, and bamboo charcoal, which is known for its detoxifying properties, according to the product description. As an earth-friendly bonus, the bottle is made from 100% recycled materials and is also recyclable. The cruelty-free product is safe for colored hair and is free of parabens and sulfates.
Buy It: $6.94, Walmart