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If I were to ask you about your very favorite scents, what would you list? The holidays are a time of year that seem to have certain scents associated with them (pumpkin, cinnamon. etc.), and I certainly have a distinct favorite among the list of “holiday smells.”
Any time I smell peppermint, I seem to have a series of feelings in rapid succession. Initially I do think of the holidays. I think of the brisk weather, with a chill in the air, yet not terribly cold (I live in the South, so December isn’t too dicey). I think of holiday parties and laughing. I think of an iced Peppermint Mocha. And I think of the Christmas tree. Taking time to simply sit and admire the tree is one of my very favorite things to do at Christmas.
Peppermint also give me an awake, energized feeling. On cold days especially, I need that burst of scent in my morning shower to help me wake up and be at peace with being out from under my warm covers. That’s why in the months of November and December, I pretty much exclusively use a peppermint body scrub during morning showers.
The Power of Scent
Scent is a very powerful thing, as it is often attached to memories and feelings. Suave Naturals, which are available at Walmart, make a great addition to your bathroom caddy, or a nice touch in your guest bathroom as you prepare for company. Their line of lotions and body washes include scents that will energize, relax, soothe and refresh those who use them. If I were a guest at someone’s house this year, I’d love to find the Ocean Breeze products in my bathroom. While they aren’t a specific holiday smell, they would give me a few moments of blissful memories from early November, when Tim and I had our first kid-free vacation and went on a cruise. Traveling during the holidays may be fun, but if you have kids with you, it is definitely NOT relaxing. So to get those few minutes in the shower to unwind and remember that vacation feeling would be nice! You can find the complete line of products, very affordably priced I might add, at http://bit.ly/SuaveMB.
I’d love to hear what your favorite scents of the season are. And do you enjoy using scented body washes and lotions. Any favorite scents to help you get the day started, or to put the day to bed? And please tell me, do you do anything special in the bathroom to prepare for out-of-town guests and to make them feel a little bit pampered?