I know a big part of life in general is stress and anxiety. Lord knows I myself am a little ball of turbulent anxiety energy that whips around the house on a day to day basis like a ricocheting bullet in my hurry to get things done. But for those who are trying to battle for sobriety, Anxiety and Stress and emotional distress can cause a relapse, or kick in one of those nasty evil withdrawals and cravings. The recipe I'm about to give you is a little sachet that you carry with you (I personally have a fewWhi of them. I hang one in my closet, one in my night stand, one in my underwear drawer [don't judge me, it also keeps moths and fabric eating insects away], one in my purse, and one in my car) that you take a sniff of when you are feeling angry, excitable, anxiety, stress, depression, or any other emotion that causes discomfort. The herbs inside of this pouch has actually been proven to trigger hormone responses in the brain once you have scented them. Anti-Anxiety Sachet Goal: To help alleviate stress, prevent anxiety attacks and ease depression. Carry a sachet with you, and when you feel negative emotions coming on, squeeze the bag, and smell it, breathing once or twice deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth. Ingredients: (This recipe is meant to be adjusted according to what works best for your particular olfactory senses, so you decide of how much you like!) Organza Bag Lavender Anise Star Peppermint Chamomile White Desert Sage Anise Seed Jasmine (optional) Method: Mix the herbs to your preference in the organza bag. For some, the scent of peppermint does a better job at calming them down than Lavender or Chamomile. For some the scent of the sage should be the strongest scent. Every persons olfactory senses are different, so you will need to fiddle and adjust until you find just the right scent to trigger your "calm down" senses. Getting a hold of ingredients: This part can be tricky, but my preferred sites are Monterrey Bay Spice Company of San Francisco Herbs and Natural Foods (sfherbs.com). If you have a homeopathic store near you, usually you can find these individual herbs there.