Before and After – Bedroom Bliss

oct cottage 006How do you create tranquil bedroom space? How about if there IS no bedroom? Why is the bedroom THE most important area of  your place? Click here to view the answers and learn more in Part Two of my cottage transformation. Sweet dreams!

Stay Clear with New Travel Essential Oil Product

You’ve heard me preach about the benefits of essential oils for both your space and your personal care. I’m always on the look out for new products from trusted sources. So I’m really excited to share a nifty item just in time for summer travel: essential oil towelettes. They come in a variety of choices including Lavender, Orange and Lemon. I love the Peppermint for cleaning and freshening my tootsies after a walk. Keep in your glove box or store in the ice chest for a cool wipe. No synthetics here – this is the real deal. Antiseptic and antibacterial plus a wonderful aroma AND portable. Use citrus wipes to clean steering wheels and dashboards, handrails and doorknobs. Lavender towelettes are great for hotel nightstands and office keyboards. The Lavender wipe also has a bull-dog wrapper option making it a great gift for pet owners on the road. Tons of uses for these little cloths that pack a pleasing punch. Purchase singles for $1 each or save by buying in a pack of 20 individually wrapped for $15. Enjoy! Herban Essentials Towelettes from The Essential Oil Company.

Between the Sheets

Nothing says comfort like flannel sheets (except maybe flannel pajamas).  Now is the time to get your bed cozy and soft for the winter nights.  There are lots of grades of cotton flannel – pick a brand you trust.  Flannels can bleed so select light-colored patterns or solids like white and cream.  Wash before using and then before you tumble dry – spritz the sheets with orange or lavender essential oil.  Fred Meyer has good deals right now on their flannel sheet sets. Skip the cheaper Everyday Living brand and get the HD Design – softer fabric, longer lasting and available in a variety of colors and patterns.  Here’s to a season of sweet dreams!