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When You Get Back To Back Colds
Body Care, Earth Friendly - December 11th, 2012

I’m not dead, promise. I got a bad head cold right after Thanksgiving, and before I was fully over that one, I got an even nastier bug, courtesy of my sweet college student sister (her whole class got sick). Basically, I’ve been miserable for the last two weeks. Yuck. (Together, I think my sister and I have gone through like, a case of of Kleenex boxes. Good times.)

Needless to say, the makeup wearing has been basically NONE around here. But I can blog about some really awesome stuff to use in the shower to make yourself feel better when you have the head cold plagues of doom! I can’t smell much of anything, but I can smell peppermint and eucalyptus and they both are great in the shower.

I picked up a bottle of this Griffin Remedy Peppermint & Tea Tree Shower Gel at New Seasons Market, because PEPPERMINT. It’s a liquid soap, which means it doesn’t contain synthetic detergents. It has a lovely soft lather, isn’t drying at all, and it’s quite peppermint-y. It’s not as strong as say, Dr. Bronners Peppermint Soap (which actually makes my skin tingle a lot, it’s sooo peppermint-y), but it’s definitely minty. I don’t pick up a lot of tea tree, which is good, because I really dislike tea tree. Bonus: it’s pretty cheap for a high quality natural product, at under five bucks a bottle. SCORE!

The Aura Cacia Shower Tablets are a product I’ve purchased before, and just love when I have a cold. It’s like a bath bomb, except they’re flat and meant to dissolve slowly on your shower floor. Take a decently hot shower, and it’s like an essential oil steam tent while you bathe. The Peppermint ones are stronger than the Eucalyptus, btw. I hadn’t tried the Eucalyptus ones before, and probably won’t again. They’re a little spendy, almost $7 for three tablets, but totally worth it when you’re miserable.

I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, so hopefully we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled blogging around here soon.

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