|Pin:||Aromatherapy Shower Discs|
|Started:||February 11, 2015|
|Finished:||February 13, 2015|
I’m back on shift, which means another painfully early morning, headache inducing Airport Security, butt-cramping flight, and neck breaking bus ride. If you’ve never had the pleasure of feeling physical pain at waking up so early, count your blessings my friend. It’s worse than a hangover and without all the fun the night before.. but especially if you have “fun-with-a-bottle-of-wine” the night before.
With the new job title and quiet office with – you guessed it – a door!, I was worried that these next two weeks were going to be very stressful. Reminiscing to my relaxing weekend in Canmore a month ago where I had my first ever massage and how lovely it smelt, I dreaded returning a camp with a permanent musk smell that makes you double on the perfume even when you don’t swear perfume. I set out, 100wpm fingers and high-speed interet buzzing to find a fix. Surprise, surprise, Pinterest didn’t disappoint.
Meet: Aromatherapy Shower Discs
The idea is fantastic, and it seems super easy! I mean, how hard can it be to mix powder and water, bake, drop, and smell? It couldn’t be that hard. And all the instructions are the same!
On Wednesday I set out to find essential oils. I have a few at oils home commonly used for stuffy noses and smelly feet, but certainly none I wanted to use to mask man-musk. I image it would only lead to a situation similar to that of your neighbours cookies that were left a few too many minutes in the oven, then coated in icing to look store bought. You know the one. Sweet, sugary goodness over oven crud from two(?) Christmases ago. Mhmm – delicious!
After two closed shops that Google directed me to and a useless grocery store, I stumbled my way into a spa (that I never knew my small town had) and bought the first nice smelling oil they had. Peace and Calming, by Young Living.
$21 later, I’ve committed any and all future Essential Oil purchases to Ebay.
This stuff does smell great. Turns out it’s the same stuff I liked in the spa. Apparently it’s good for the Throat Chakra, “…which relieves neck aches, headaches, helps with communication and expressing yourself.” if you believe in that stuff. For the rest of us who wonder what you could possibly do to your throat with chalk , it was the first bottle she handed me and, like I said, it smelled good.
An hour later, dirty dishes in the sink, the cupcake tins are full and drying.
So far so good. Pop ’em in the oven for the most scentless 20 minutes and wait some more.
After everything’s cooled and you’re pumped that they turned out like the guide pictures and you’re just starting to think, “YES! Maybe something that actually worked from Pinterest!”, it called for the oil.
Where the photos looked beautiful (and white), mine look like frozen piss samples from the local dog park.
This image is not filtered. At all.
I forgot to take pictures before they went through turbulence so I apologize for the crumbling mess. Imagine them with cleaner lines and the container fuller.
I really wanted this to work, and I wanted to make sure it wasn’t me messing it up. Instead of posting this yesterday I held off and tried again today. The first shower I used three. First, half of one. Then the other half and a full one. Then a second one. With the heat blasting (and me standing safely out of harms way) I moved the gunk from in the shower spray, to the side, on the shower-shelf thing. Still nothing. Day two – four disks off the bat with fresh oil droppings, but I still ended up on a sandy white beach with a white spot above the drain, and no pretty, non-locker-room stank.
So to round this up, these disks did nothing more for me than make me square dance around the gritty crud in the bottom of the shower and ruin a perfectly harmless Tupperware container.
At least it didn’t ruin my hair.