A few years ago I bought a sugar scrub and the directions said “breathe deeply for best results.” Ever since then I’ve tried to remember that when I get stressed or try to remember a happy time.
The people closest to me say that I am super organized when it comes to the holidays. Shopping, decorating, and cooking all happen on a strict schedule. I do this so I can enjoy the time. I do not like being rushed. The end of the year at work is so busy. I just want to crash when I get home. If I want to enjoy the season I have to plan to do so.
Erin’s recipe for scenting your home without using candles is a home run. The use of cinnamon and citrus fills my home and helps me to refocus and enjoy the evenings after a long day at the office or running errands and reminds me to breathe.
I chop up an orange and a lemon and put in cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaves, and cloves in a small pot and just refill the water as needed.
Trust me it works!