public service announcement.

ESSENTIAL OIL DOES NOT EQUAL BATH OIL.

ow. ow. ow.

At 5:00 I decided that it was clearly too late for a nap, but an excellent time for a nice hot bath.  Feeling totally spoiled and decadent, I filled the tub and got a glass of red wine and a trashy novel. 

(Who Needs Mistletoe?, a delightful gem about a couple on a deserted tropical island.  Many hijinks ensue. Thanks for asking.)

The water was on the tepid side of warm, so I kept adding hot water and the tub got nice  and full, and turned on the jets.  Complete awesomeness. 

Trashy novel, wine, trashy novel, wine…

I thought, Huh.  Wouldn’t it be nice to add something oily that smells good to the water so I don’t have to moisturize after?  Casts eyes about for appropriate bottle.  Oooh, THIS smells good…  Gets bottle of “Pep Talk” essential oil, which is vaguely orange-y and minty, and gives the tub lots of good shakes, and a few more for good measure.

(But, dang, not an INSANE amount – it’s a big ol’ tub and just a few drops come out with each shake…)

Back to trashy novel, wine, trashy novel, wine…

Hm.  How odd that the back of my legs and my lower back are stinging.  That’s quite uncomfortable.  Hm.  Oh, look, red welts…

Yeah.  So.  Just wanted to share.  Apparently essential oil should be reserved for use as perfume and smelling salts.  I’m nursing another glass of wine and wondering if I need a dose of Benadryl.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jackie
    Jan 11, 2009 @ 02:15:47

    Ouch & notes taken

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