Oh, Christmas tree! Why pines make ya feel oh-so good
The essential oils present in evergreens like balsam, silver fir, spruce and other pine trees have stress-relieving properties. Taking a stroll through a Christmas tree farm can soothe your nerves in seconds, but so can parking it by your own tree. Inhale deeply, hold your breath for a few seconds, then exhale slowly.
No tree in sight? No worries! Head to a health food store and pick up some pine-derived essential oils. A quick whiff, a few drops on your pillow or a steaming-hot towel to place over your face will bust your holiday stress in no time flat.