Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™. I received complimentary product from NBTY to assist this post; however, as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
IT’S DECEMBER! Following our Thanksgiving celebration, we started the holiday season with a little shopping, a little sleep, and a lot of pie (to compensate for lack of sleep) before really kicking off the yuletide by selecting our family Christmas tree. After the new addition to our home had the chance to stretch his arms and relax we started stringing lights and hanging ornaments while listening to festive music and added “cheers” to the night with a cup of hot cocoa.
Now, every once in a while I try to be fancy schmancy when making treats for the family and this was the perfect night. With hot cocoa on the menu that meant it was time to jazz it up a bit! For my little one, I added mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. For the adults, mini marshmallows and a candy cane. Oh my gosh, I LOVE candy canes … anything peppermint and I am in! I must have muttered something about my love for peppermint because my husband laughed in agreement and commented about how I put it on every night.
Kind of confusing? Let me explain! It all starts with essential oils.
Since being introduced to essential oils, I have been doing my best to become better educated about oils, their function, and how I can use them to better my family’s life. Now, I have to admit that since my research began I have established favorites and I keep these few in stock at all times. As you probably guessed it, one of them is peppermint! It’s cooling and I find it rather soothing.
Yet, it’s funny, I never really thought about it and I definitely didn’t think about it in relation to the holidays until we were sitting around the tree and my husband made that comment. Then everything came together.
The first thing I did was text my sister, a licensed massage therapist, and asked her if she ever thought about offering a “holiday menu” to her clients. Guess who has some new options! Yes, yes … it’s nice to have a sister who is so “creative” in the family, I know, no thanks needed! I explained that if she needed a guinea pig for trial and error I was more than happy to help and provide my feedback. I’m sure she’ll be in touch any day now!
After giving my sister a great idea with zero return (I kid!), I decided it was time to look a little closer to home … my husband. He is absolutely amazing, works hard to provide for his family, never takes “me time” for himself, and offers me more love and support than I could ever imagine receiving. I text my other sister (yes, I have two), and set up a time for her to have a Princess Sleepover with my daughter so my husband and I could enjoy a night at home to celebrate the holidays. A nice home cooked meal, fire in the fireplace as we wrap presents, and then something special for my husband, a peppermint massage courtesy of his wife; who has no idea what she is doing and Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™. I am hoping that this will allow us to enjoy some adult conversation and holiday cheer, and I hope my husband will see how much I appreciate him and his efforts. It’s time for some “me time” for my husband.
Who says you have to leave the comfort of your home or spend a lot of money for a romantic evening with your love? Still looking for the perfect gift? Let Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ help! Massage oils, bath salts, a diffuser, or just a bottle of your favorite essential oil. Add a few drops of a unique scent, add a bow, and your gift is ready to go!
As an added bonus, with little cost, you can create the same gift and keep one for yourself. There is nothing wrong with a little “me time” during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Take a time out and enjoy … it’s the holidays and you deserve it!