The Keys to Calming Down and Living a Stress-Free Life

Written by a Quinnd’tributor*

Life can be stressful and I’m sure if you are reading this, you are like me and also always trying to add more tools to the destress toolbox! The meditation app failed (or you just aren’t in the mood to try it this time – let’s be honest), you don’t have time to work out, and you have about 15 minutes to pull yourself together before your next meeting or errand or the baby is about to wake up…what do you do?! What if I told you that there are a few products that REALLLLLLLLY help calm you down in a short period of time AND it’s easy, inexpensive, and compact (yep I’m not talking about a treadmill).  We’ve found and tested a few products that will bring you the peace you desire. Not only that, but these products are from small businesses, all natural, AND a few also have a socially responsible mission. Check, check, and check.

I could always use a little destressing and sometimes you need something at your desk since you can’t leave for a 3 mile run (oh but it sounds so nice sometimes).

That is where some of my secret weapons come in:

Pinch Me Dough

While on a weekend getaway for my birthday, my husband treated me to a bday spa treatment. Because I can’t sit still (must go go go – hence the stress), I decided to check out the spa shop. I usually try to stay away, thinking they are overpriced items I don’t need – but not this time.  I stumbled across Pinch Me Dough and to be honest, the calm colors drew me in. There was a large container of a calming lavender-toned ball of dough. I read the sign “Pinch me therapy dough” and was intrigued. The instructions read to squeeze, knead, or mold to unwind.  I picked up the dough and did just that and I’m not kidding, I immediately wanted to buy it.  I felt like a little carefree kid again, except instead of the nasty Silly Putty smell, I was inhaling a soft lavender scent and this was MUCH smoother to the touch aka not a physical therapy hand excerise. I bought 2 of the scents and LOVE THEM. Feel a little stress, have it in my purse, 5-10 minutes later I put it away and feel better. That Simple. But here is one of my favorite parts about the product, every pinch me purchase helps pay for a soldier’s stress management training with Bootstrapusa, a company dedicated to alleviating military duty related stress. I LOVE a product with a social purpose. Philanthropic, Healing, Holistic, Small Business Supporting – these are all reasons this product is a Quinnd’essential and not only an amazing product to own and use, but also fun to gift! I loved this product so much, I contacted Pinch Me Dough and we have partnered for a giveaway. Nancy, the owner of Pinch Me Dough, is literally just as calming as the dough itself. We are so excited to share this product with you!!! BE SURE TO ENTER OUR UPCOMING GIVEAWAY and considering gifting these to support a small business with a great cause. 

  • Beach – Therapy Dough

    $24.99

    Pinch Me Therapy Dough

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    Get mentally swept away to the seaside getaway you’ve been dreaming about. BEACH exudes the relaxing aroma of the sand, sun, and surf. No sunscreen required.

  • Ocean – Therapy Dough

    $24.99

    Pinch Me Therapy Dough

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    Ah, the soothing aroma of the surf. A soft, tranquil scent that’s sure to speak to your inner mermaid. Dip your fingers in the OCEAN and let the calming begin.

  • Spa – Therapy Dough

    $24.99

    Pinch Me Therapy Dough

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    best seller, soft and feminine, with just a hint of soothing lavender. All the tranquility of a day at the spa without the hefty price tag. Enjoy the lucid aroma of a restful day of pampering.

Fireside Chat Candles

Sometimes when you’re stressed, you don’t want to DO anything. You just want to feel the calm of your surroundings. Kind of like a yoga class except less activity.  That is where Fireside Chat Candles come in. Fireside Chat Candles is much more than just a cute name. When you find a small business making natural products, the product makes you calmer, oh wait, and the company also gives to charity, then you say YES!  These handmade, all natural, eco-friendly candles (love) come in a variety of different scents that can completely transform your room (and your mood) in minutes.  Their scents range from Caribbean Basil & Lime to Cashmere & Coconut to Sandalwood to Grapefruit & Mangosteen and more.  How do you choose?!  Well we can at least speak to Caribbean Basil & Lime AND Grapefruit & Mangosteen and boy are they wonderful.  Essential oils are used so these candles TRULY smell like their name.  I personally love a fruity smell so the Grapefruit/Mangosteen is delicious; it just reminds me lying in a beach hammock on a lazy afternoon.  Transform your home on a stressful day by lighting the Fireside Chat candle of your choice. 

I truly love a small business with a social purpose (if that wasn’t clear yet) and Fireside Chat Candles gives a portion of their profits to The Mercy Ships, which brings lifesaving surgeries and medical care to poor, suffering children and families. Such a great company with a great product. Stay tuned for a Fireside Chat Candles giveaway coming soon!

  • Grapefruit & Mangosteen

    $30.00

    Fireside Chat Candles

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    A true to life blend of ripe grapefruit and mangosteen – an exotic fruit that is citrusy and sweet with a hint of peach. Both fruits melt into a sting fragrance with a citrus punch.

  • Caribean Basil & Lime

    $30.00

    Fireside Chat Soy Candles

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    Atlanta’s Soy Wax Candle Favors! We hand pour each candle and we use only natural ingredients! They can even create custom candles for special occasions.

Rocky Mountain Oils – Lavender

I would be remised if I didn’t mention Rocky Mountain Oils – Lavender scent. We did a Rocky Mountain giveaway last month and they have an amazing product. If you are looking for something small for your purse to be used as a perfume or a quick sniff when you are getting a little stressed, this is a great option. Just a drop on your wrist is what I have done in the past or I just open up the oil and sniff it a few times. I know that sounds weird but it has worked for me.

  • Organic Lavender

    $26.00

    Rocky Mountain Oils

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    Free Shipping! USDA Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is also commonly known as English Lavender, Garden Lavender, Common Lavender, True Lavender, and Narrow-Leaved Lavender. Lavender Essential Oil has a medium-strength floral, herbaceous, and woody aroma presenting a top-middle fragrance note. We included Organic Lavender Essential Oil in our Mood, Skin Care, and Sleep […]

Enjoy your stress-free days ☺