For the past couple of years, I have been playing around with essential oils. I don't know that I will ever get as involved or as enamored with them as some of my friends. However, there really is something to how they work. Today, I cleaned our mattress with lavender oil and baking soda. I can't tell you how good it smells. I have done this before using lavender and peppermint--the peppermint was supposed to keep away any little critters that like to invade that space (dust mites, etc). I recently discovered how much I like the scent of the mandarin orange. It is not a orange cream-sicle flavor like some orange scents. It is also a little sweeter than an orange essential oil Like lemongrass oil, there is something about it that makes you feel better.
This company, Eden's Garden, has been a blessing to our family. If your are interested in trying essential oils, give them a look-see. (this recommendation is from my heart, and I am not a paid endorser). Shipping is free in the US.
Today has not only smelled good, but it felt good--good to be home and working around the house. School has been so demanding lately that the housework fell apart. Today, I cleaned out the fridge and did lots of laundry. I will have Monday off from school (the eclipse!) so I can get caught up on school work then.
The best things in life are often right here at home.
Hope your weekend is a wonderful one!