This post is rather indulgent on my part, since I am going to talk about my favorite and least favorite scents. I am working on my second cup of coffee this morning, and after staring at the Badger Balm Soap Page on their website, my mind started mulling over the scents I like and dislike.
*slurps coffee* So lets begin.
Lavender: Hands down personal favorite. If a product has Lavender EO, that’s almost an instant sell for me. That being said, fake lavender scents just offend my nose. One of the first natural products I ever purchased was a Lavender Lip Balm and I was hooked. Lavender EO roll ons for stress and headaches is another product that gets me giddy. My first one was from a company up in Washington State. I purchased it a couple of years ago and loved it. After trying to remember who the company was, I remembered: Island Thyme Botanical Body Care and Artisan Soaps up in Orcas Island, WA. I was completely and totally hooked with the idea of smearing lavender (and peppermint) all over my face. From there I found Lil’s Lavender and discovered their awesome smelling lavender lotion. They also have an amazing Lavender peppermint headache roll on.
I have to laugh at myself, here. Back in the day I spent hours on-line trying to find local, lavender products. My how times have changed. I would still recommend both companies, and that Lil’s Lavender lotion is amazing.
Rose Geranium: for a soap this is my favorite.
Lavender Rose: Kettle Care has an amazing fragrance oil I purchased several years ago and I still have a bit left. Its packaged in an amber-colored bottle and still smells amazing. (Side Note: Their Joint Ease Lotion with Arnica is the absolute amazing product. I have arthritis in my neck and this stuff eases the sickening pain I get).
Another side note: Kettle Care was my first experience with a home based industry and the amazing, healthy products that comes from such an industry. I have been hooked every since.
Peppermint: I have a love-hate relationship with Peppermint EO. I love how much it clears my head from headaches or sinus pressure, how peppermint tea makes my stomach feel better, but other than that, I am not a fan. Its sad, because I have two huge containers of Heather’s Tummy Care Peppermint Tea for when the IBS starts. I cannot stand peppermint tea, having drank way too much of it over the course of my life, but it works. I deal with peppermint because it works. Owens Acres Headache Balm (thanks, Laura!) is the best for my sinus and regular headaches (feels great on the back of my neck) and I use it all the time but still, peppermint. *sigh*
That being said, I simply cannot stand lip products with Peppermint OR Vanilla. OK, so I have a weakness for Owens Acres Peppermint Lip Balm but its super strong, strong enough to clear my nose; but a “flavoring” of Peppermint in a lip stick or a lip gloss usually makes me hit the “back” button on my browser. I once found an amazing lip color. I mean, amazing! I had to have it, the color was the color, if you know what I mean. I checked out the ingredients, realized it was flavored with a peppermint-vanilla “blend”, and moved on to something else. Seriously, folks. Can’t stand it. I still have dreams of that lipstick color.
One more, and then I will stop. I have an aversion to body products that smell like baked goods. Chocolate cake soap? Sugar Cookie scrub? I just…no.
So there you have it. My likes and dislikes. I realize I am picky and maybe a bit shallow in my choices, but hey. I’m set in my ways, and I can thank Mom for that. So tell me, what scents do you like/dislike?