Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Rerun

In support of striking TV & film writers (and because I'm on deadline), I'm posting a rerun from the archives. From March 2, 2007:

Got cabin fever? Tired of snow and gray skies? Feeling blue? Get yourself some orange...orange essential oil that is and some peppermint oil. Then:
  • splash a few drops in your bath water (though the peppermint is cooling like menthol)
  • put a few drops on a tissue or in a bowl of hot water and place them next to you
    add a few drops to your bottle of lotion (make sure the essential oils get diluted)
  • heat them in an oil diffuser (I use a clay pot diffuser with a tea light candle)
  • or sprinkle a few drops on your clothes (be careful with fine fabrics) or in your hair

Will perk you right up. No calories. No side effects. (Read the directions. Don't use undiluted oils directly on your skin and keep them away from mucous membranes.)

And this is a new warning from personal experience: make sure you don't end up with an oil slick in your bath water. Your skin will NOT like it! It burns. Add some milk to your bath or add the drops of oil under the running water.

3 comments:

Julie Layne said...

Mmm....these are my two favorite scents. I've had an oil warmer for about five years in my bathroom and use these two together all the time.

Reminds me of when we were kids and sucked the juice of an orange through a peppermint stick. Heaven. I've got a cold right now, and I bet that would be just the thing...

THAT must be what caught my eye about your book to begin with, and I didn't truly make the connection until just now. :-) See how all the senses work together?

Carleen Brice said...

Julie, Sorry to hear you have a cold. Most people have never considered the 2 scents together. I'm giving all my friends orange mint bath salts for Xmas and they're all amazed at how well the 2 go together. I know one aromatherapy company sells a mixture of the 2 called "Pep Talk."

Hope you feel better!

Sassy Sistah said...

This sounds wonderful. I'm going to give it a try!