So, one moment you’re . . . Covered in flour and kisses from your littles with the aroma of freshly baked cookies in the air, and the next you’re silently praying that the sitter doesn’t freak out over the chicken feet in your stock pot because you are **this** close to getting away for a date night.
This is not just me, right? RIGHT. Okay, maybe it is, but I know you know what it feels like to be so many things at once – the mama whose soft words can soothe just about anything, protector, friend, beloved, daughter.
So what exactly is the perfect scent for a woman that can simultaneously say “yes that’s a child’s half-eaten lunch in my purse” and “yes I feel beautiful today”?
For me, it’s vanilla.
Creamy and sweet, vanilla simultaneously reminds me of baking with my mom and the beauty of exotic places – warmth and familiarity and spontaneity and mystery all wrapped up in one centering aroma.
This vanilla body spray recipe has three different variations – one that blends vanilla with the sweet, tropical aroma of ylang ylang, another that contains a hint of sweet orange, and one that incorporates the rich aroma of coffee. Yes, COFFEE. (And not to spoil the surprise, but I have another coffee-inspired beauty recipe coming up soon that I think you’re going to love.)
One quick note: Scents react differently to our unique body chemistry, which can be tricky in some cases. If you don’t love the way this body spray interacts with your chemistry, try spraying it on a dark-colored portion of your clothes instead. (The mix is light tan, so just to be on the safe side I don’t spray it on whites. However, I’ve never had an issue with it discoloring anything.)
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