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Aveeno Active Naturals Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion, 12 Ounce

Aveeno Stress Relief Moisturizing Lotion helps to calm and relax you as it is massaged into your skin, while also moisturizing to leave skin soft and smooth.  Aveeno combines the calming scents of lavender and essential chamomile and ylangylang oils with the soothing properties of natural colloidal oatmeal long known to hold in moisture.  This naturally nourishing, nongreasy formula absorbs quickly and is blended with rich emollients to moisturize for a full 24 hours.

Key features

  • Calms and relaxes
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • With lavender, chamomile and ylangylang
  • Natural colloidal oatmeal
  • Nongreasy formula

Honest reviews


The positive reviews are lying

I have used this 3 times so far and it has not made ANY bubbles. I am so disappointed. I did everything right, even shook the bottle. I squeeze some out under the faucet and it makes really tiny insignificant “bubbles” and by the time I get in the bath, they are all gone and what’s left is cloudy water. Waste of money! Only positive thing is that it smells good. I don’t notice that my skin is softer.

Chandra Fithian, IL

liquid soap

Good stuff! Relaxing smell. Best liquid soap I have found so far. Will continue to buy. Love the smell! Gentle on skin, but works well.

Judith Willow Island, NE

my new best lotion

i absolutely love this brand especially with the lavender. it reminds me of the oder from lavender fields during my summer stay in Provence, France. not to oily and just right!

Edna Starford, PA

no bubbles, scent provokes stress

I didn’t like this at all! The scent is terrible and not relaxing at all. It also didn’t bubble at all. It didn’t moisturize my skin either. I left the bath feeling more stressed for having had wasted my money on this product. Smell it before you buy it and expect a bubble-less bath.

Shari Franktown, CO

I have a confession…

I love to go barefoot! The moment I enter my humble abode, or anywhere else where bare-feet are tolerated, off come the shoes. It’s a little rebellion, I think, from all the wear and tear my feet and legs have had to endure as an RN. Those little pinkies just scream to be free from the confinement of those, very necessary, athletic shoes.Going barefoot has its bad side, though. My feet become very dry and calloused (yep, I can walk on rocks and acorns without flinching), and my heels are prone to cracking. Not a pretty sight! I have tried every remedy out there from, ‘Miracle Foot Cream,’ to cow udder cream, all to no avail. Some seemed to actually make the situation worse.I was already enjoying Aveeno’s Stress Relief formula for overall body moisturizing, becoming increasingly impressed that it actually DID moisturize for 24 hours, as advertised. So, I put it to the ultimate test. I applied it liberally to my feet, put on some light socks, and left them on overnight. I was absolutely astonished at the difference in just one night. My feet were soft, and the cracked heels began to heal. After a few more overnight applications, my feet are almost brand new, for the first time, in years.If this lotion can moisturize neglected feet/heels resulting in this much difference, it is a no-brainer, that it can moisturize the rest of the body with ultimate efficiency. And, while nurturing your skin, you can enjoy the scent of lavender, chamomile and ylang-ylang, all embraced in aromatherapy for their calming, stress reducing, properties.Give it a try! A little goes a long way, and for the results received, the cost is fabulous!

Mildred Grimstead, VA

Fall in love with the smell….

Bought this one after a long time research on body lotions. Finally get this one with no parabens(threw away my old lotions because of this). The smell is so good, not so strong and comfort enough. It does a good job moisturizing my dry skins and is non-sticky… Will definitely buy more in the future

Camille Paradise, TX

therapeutic but intense

this smells good and is good for serious relaxation therapy but if you use too much it can be overwhelming

Lourdes Earp, CA

Crazy relaxing

This body wash is very relaxing in the shower after a long day. I have been sleeping a lot more sound as well

Rosemary Flowood, MS

Smells great!

I don’t know if it relieves my stress but I do look forward to using it every night after work so that is a plus! this is smooth and creamy and lasts a decent amount of time when used with a loofah!

Maxine Santa Fe, NM

Lovely Lavender

This gentle lotion with its pleasant aroma serves many purposes. It is good for smoothing skin; acting as a stress buster and softening your skin. It is ideal if you have corns and calluses. Just use a little bit and it will treat your skin as gently as a well fitted glove. Add to it is that it is reasonably priced and you will get your money’s worth each time you use this.

Ma King Salmon, AK

Works relatively well

My baby has mild eczema so I bath her with Cetaphil, followed by Aveeno bath oil, and then slather on Cetaphil cream. The bath oil is on the runny side so it doesn’t take much volume to cover her body while wet. The instructions say to lightly rinse off the excess oil after applying. I scoop water into my hand and gently pour it over her but it still feels like most of it is gone after the rinse. I can’t say I see a remarkable difference in whether I use this as part of her bath ritual or not. It certainly does not replace the need to slather on lotion after bathing. Regardless, it smells really pleasant and does seem to leave her skin a bit softer afterward so I will keep using it.

Autumn Mc Farlan, NC

Soft, almondy scent

If applied over wet skin right after the shower, it helps seal in moisture. It has a lovely almond-like scent. The scent is not very strong and does not clash with perfume.

Robyn Linwood, NY


It smells so good, and it’s a light foam. If you’re looking for a bubble bath, this isn’t one. The foam is very light. I love that they have it on amazon because I cannot find it in any stores. I find the smell very light and relaxing and it doesn’t dry out my skin while I’m sitting in the tub. I will keep repurchasing this.

Tabatha Loogootee, IN

Aveeno take me away…

During the winter months I take a lot of baths, which can leave my skin dry. I already useAveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotionbecause they work well on my skin and I decided that it would be worth it to try their bath products. I orderedAveenos Active Naturals Stress Relief Foaming Bathsimply because of the name; who doesn’t need some stress relief?The scent is nice without being overpowering and it made lots and lots of bubbles which is a must for me. It left my skin feeling soft afterwards and overall I liked it. The only downfall is the price and only because I tend to use more than is probably recommended so the bottle doesn’t last as long as I would like.

Myrna Angola, IN

Great for Dry Skin!

I have the driest skin… plus I live in the south and get too much sun. I started using this lotion at the suggestion of my daughter who insisted that the colloidal oatmeal was the key for her skin. So, I found Aveeno’s version and LOVE this stuff! My skin absorbs it like no other lotion and it helps keep it smooth and soft. I’m 59 yrs. old and never expected to have this happen at this point. I get this every two months from Amazon and love it much better than the over-perfumed lotions at Bath & Body and shops like that, plus it’s a better deal.

Marina Vienna, WV

This product really delivers…

The product name “Stress Relief Body Wash” says it all. This wonderful product, put out by Aveeno, does the job. Made with wonderful ingredients, like lavender, chamomile and ylang-ylang, you feel the stress of the day melt off of your body. Its special soap free formula gets the job done, in addition to the wonderful addition of oatmeal, as a base. It smells heavenly, without being tacky or overly perfumed. Please use this if you need a lift, or, simply a release from day-to-day pressure. This is good as a companion item to any shower in America……

Adela Blackfoot, ID

love the product

I switched to Aveeno several yrs ago and have love the change. Not sure if it relieves stress, but it leaves the skin soft and hydrated w/ a nice light scent.

Shari Lebanon, IL

Just enough bubbles

When you’re a grown up and you take a bubble bath it’s more for stress relief than for bubbles. This doesn’t foam up too terribly, and dissipates enough after 20 minutes or so (shorter if you splash around more) so you can use the water for an actual bath like you can’t always do with a really foamy bubble bath.

Paige Munising, MI


I USUALLY DON’T SHOUT IN MY REVIEWS BUT THIS IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST STUFF ON EARTH!Okay seriously though, I’ve used this stuff for around 5 years now and my skin has never felt better. The lotion is light yet tough enough to deal with almost any skin condition, especially dry skin. I have mild acne and it doesn’t cause additional breakouts. The scent is amazing and I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the "stress relief" part of it.I also use this after shaving, peels, Retin-A, etc. This heals your skin within hours. A 12-ounce bottle lasts 6-8 months. I used to be a Vaseline junkie, and I still like their products, but nothing beats this lotion. NOTHING.

Jo Bethany, WV


This body wash is awesome. Skin feels so good afterwards and smell lingers after shower. I love all aveno products!

Estela Beaver Dams, NY

Love it!

I love this lotion! Good moisturizer and it smells great! I bought it to help relieve stress and I’d say it definitely makes my mornings more relaxed!

Manuela Lewisville, AR

great for dry skin

This is great for extremely dry, winter skin that’s prone to dashes. My husband uses after each shower and rarely uses his prescription hydrocortisone cream.

Bernice Medical Lake, WA

Smells great

Aveeno bath products are amazing. They leave your skin soft and smelling wonderful. This Lavender mix will help sooth you while in the shower or in the tub. We have hard water but when using this, I don’t have to put on lotion!

Carmela Cisne, IL

Perfect body lotion

I love this lotion, the smell is delicious and I feel my skin very soft after use it. THIS SELLER WAS VERY FAST AND RESPONSIBLE WITH THE SHIPPING… AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT AND SERVICE. I’ll buy again, THANKS!

Alma Skygusty, WV

Strong Smell

This is a nice moisturizing lotion but the smell is a little overwhelming. It triggered a migraine for me. I would not suggest this lotion to anyone who is sensitive to strong scents. Other than that I liked the lotion. May even buy again. I have to use it at night when my body will be under the covers to tone down the scent a little.

Jillian Elmer City, WA

pretty good

i kinda regret not buying a plain bigger bottle bc i feel like its the same crap just different scent lol. but its smells ok i dont think it relieves stress but aveeno is aveeno always feels great on the skin i also use it on my 1 year old son it helps to protect him against eczema.

Effie Florence, CO

very soothing

Excellent product…..not a bubble bath which is fine because this is more soothing and leaves skin very refreshed…Will get again with subscribe and save

Minnie La Crescent, MN

Good Stuff

We have very hard water. It is difficult to find a body wash that does not further dry out the skin than what is already happening in the hard water, but the Aveeno Active Naturals Stress Relief Body Wash helps to keep my skin moisturized, soft, and with the lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang, the scent is very pleasant. I use it in the morning as a preventative to the daily stress in my life!!! (Here’s hoping anyway.)

Mabel Mousie, KY

The secret is oatmeal

The Colloidal Oatmeal in the Aveeno Products is the reason I keep buying them, even if I’m not overly excited about smoothing petrolatum over my skin.I wish these products were all natural. I have noticed the oatmeal has a calming effect on my skin and the addition of Lavender, Chamomile and Ylang-Ylang is emotionally healing.The minute you put this cream on your skin, you can feel the difference. Your skin becomes calm, soothed and smooth and silky. Perfect for after a shower or during the day when you need a calming moment.~The Rebecca Review

Yvonne Eldred, PA

Nothing special–but it makes bubbles…

I agree with previous reviews that the bubbles are small and don’t last long. If you just want a few bubbles with very little scent, this is a decent bubble bath. If you want something that smells good and creates long-lasting bubbles, do not use this product. However, I have no idea if there are any medical benefits–it certainly doesn’t make your skin tingle or feel any different than before the bath.

Bertie Steward, IL