Remember this easy-to-make formula when you have overly-excited children on your hands–or when you could use a good nightís rest yourself!
The author swears by this sweet-smelling balm that you simply apply to the temples before bedtime. She says itís amazingly effective, but gentle enough to pacify even the most irritable, restless little ones.
1/4 cup all-vegetable shortening, at room temperature
10 drops essential oil of orange
2 drops essential oil of ylang-ylang
1 drop essential oil of vanilla (optional)
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whip together, using a small spatula or whisk.
2. Apply a dab of balm to your temples after cleansing your face and just prior to bedtime. May be used daily, if desired.
3. Store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place for up to three or four months.
Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Stephanie Tourles. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from 50 Simple Ways to Pamper Yourself, by Stephanie Tourles (Storey Books, 1999).