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Deck the halls with boughs of pressure—at least that’s how we feel right before the holidays hit. That’s why we decided to check in with Barbara Close, the CEO and founder of Naturopathica, a healing arts center and spa in New York, to discover the best all-natural scents for curing holiday woes.

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If You’re Stressed About Time, Sniff Chamomile

Ugh, the grocery-store line is the longest you’ve ever seen. A whiff of chamomile oil—with its sweet, apple-like aroma—will cue your body and mind to relax, so you can inhale/exhale your way through any shopping-related stress.

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If You Can’t Sleep, Sniff Lavender

This oil does more than just signal to your body that it’s sleepy time. It contains a naturally occurring chemical called linalool, which actually helps balance your emotions and works as a powerful antidepressant, too. (Great for when your mind won’t stop racing.)

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If You’re Overwhelmed By Your To-Do List, Sniff Balsam Fir

No wonder hanging in the same room as your Christmas tree is so calming. This bright and uplifting essential oil helps you feel more alert and clears congestion of the mind and body for better emotional balance. Huzzah!

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If You’re Out of Creative Ideas, Sniff Pink Grapefruit

Its citrusy aroma has major mood-lifting and empowerment benefits, so you’ll feel renewed energy and direction, no matter how many projects are on your plate.

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If You Have a Throbbing Headache, Sniff Peppermint

Whoops, you had one too many glasses of red wine last night. This refreshing scent has a cooling sensation that will help you feel more alert, while relieving pain, nausea and tension headaches at the same time.

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IF YOU CAN’T REMEMBER PEOPLE’S NAMES AT A PARTY, SNIFF ROSEMARY

The major benefit: It reduces anxiety. But studies have also shown it helps improve memory and concentration. (Might want to keep a bottle in your back pocket.)

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