Onomatopoeias are linguistically slick. What could be neater than a word formed from a sound? Boom. Meow. Sizzle. Boing. The list and the enjoyment goes on.
I’ve always thought that the word “stress” should be considered a kind of honorary mention onomatopoeia. After all, saying the word stress sounds like what stress feels like. Try it right now. Say stress. It’s all sibilants and voiceless plosive aspirants, with a touch of dental fricative thrown in for good measure. Whenever I think of the word, I always think of Hans Gruber saying it before he shoots someone in cold blood. It’s that kind of word.
Needless to say, stress itself (the physiologic phenomenon, not the word), is a destructive force. The pressures of modern life can leave us yearning for a moment of solace and relief from the headaches, muscle tension and general angst that stress leaves in its wake.
Stress Away Essential Oil Roll On is that moment of solace and relief neatly packaged in one 10ml bottle. Oils of Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Patchouli, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang combine their therapeutic benefits into one consortium whose only purpose is to soothe, calm and relax your stress addled self. Roll a bit across your forehead, the back of your neck or behind your ears and watch as your stress explodes like Voldemort when he realizes that Elder Wand belongs to Harry and not to him.