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Between the parties and prep, the presents and travel plans, the holidays can be a frantic time of year. Here, the five things we rely on to keep us calm through it all.

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megrythm eye mask
Amazon

A Self-Heating Eye Mask

Feel a headache coming on? Unwrap one of these soft cloth masks and drape it over your eyes. It will instantly warm and release a gentle steam (and lavender scent) that melts away any tension.

MegRhythm ($11)

thisworks pillow spray
Ulta

A Soothing Pillow Spray

Between the mad dash of activity leading up to the holidays and the traveling, we tend to have trouble sleeping. This calming blend of chamomile, patchouli and lavender oils puts the issue (and us) to bed. Lightly mist your pillow before you lay down and you'll barely count ten sheep.

This Works ($29)

amy garden weighted blanket
Amazon

A Weighted Blanket

Speaking of sleep, if you're one of those people who always toss and turn or frequently wake up in the middle of the night, a weighted blanket just might help. It's filled with glass beads and distributes an even pressure that feels like, well, a giant hug. Studies have shown that the weight provides a "reassuring and cocooning feeling." We (and hundreds of enthusiastic reviewers) can attest to its comfort.

Amy Garden ($70)

eo aromatherapy diffuser
EO

An Aromatherapy Diffuser

Turn any room into a mini spa with this countertop diffuser. It's lightweight (so you can easily move it from the office to your bedroom whenever you want) and whisper quiet (so it doesn't distract). We especially like this one because of its simplicity: The different settings are controlled with just two buttons.

EO ($23)

shea brand theraputic balm
Credo

A Therapeutic Balm

A salve for the senses and skin, this CBD-infused moisturizer is perfect for relieving sore shoulders (from carrying all of those heavy shopping bags) and stiffness (from sitting in traffic). The shea butter base soothes any chapped or irritated patches, while the eucalyptus and peppermint scent calms frazzled nerves. 

Shea Brand ($30)

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