We are back to wearing masks on the regular again.
Yes, it's getting a bit tedious, but it is important.
Whether you agree to wear them or not - it's what we are supposed to do.
So why not make it more enjoyable.
1. A little technique I started doing is putting a drop of essential oil on the lower edge of my mask near the chin.
The smell oozes up and tickles my nostrils.
For an energizing lift, I use Mint or citrus.
Peppermint, Spearmint, and lemon are wonderful to use alone or in combination
Orange is fresh and clean
Lavender is relaxing and calming
Vanilla makes me happy like smelling fresh baked cookies
Lemongrass is bright and crisp
Eucalyptus is like Vicks Vapo rub for a sinus opening experience.
Even a mixture of scents can brighten your day.
You can purchase aromatherapy essential oils at many stores or online. They will last awhile because you only need a drop or two.
Be careful not to use too much mint, it can make your eyes water, but it won't hurt you.
2. Another method is to make a potpourri, using freshly dried flowers, herbs, wood chips, citrus peel, or anything from which you like the smell. Or you can purchase pre-made mixtures.
Place it in a ziplock bag with your masks for a while before using. Make sure to shake off any residue before wearing.
3. Chew a piece of gum or a breath mint when you put on your mask.
4. I even put the mask in the pocket of my purse where I store the gum. It takes on the smell.
It's always a good idea to do a sniff test to be sure you like the scents before wrapping the mask on your face.
Now, get out your favorite matching mask and have a safe day.