What a weird topic for my Tiny Tip on a Thursday. I’d lost money for sure had someone bet me this would ever be a blog post.
There’s really not much to like about wearing a mask (I know the purpose but I don’t have to like it) other than maybe it hides the m-acne. mask + acne = m-acne. Just me? I’m blaming the mask and not the 5+ lbs of m&m’s consumed during the quarantine stage of all this.
Perhaps it is just me (and I very much do brush my teeth!) but the smell inside those masks the first time I did not do much to please my olfactory senses. Yuck. Someone invent scented masks and quick!
Meanwhile, I did find a way to help this with this problem. When I wash them, I add in a couple drops of essential oils.
I favor the two pictured above. Mainly because when I signed up with Young Living, the rep told some story about Thieves being named after the grave robbers during the plague. They used the mix of oils to avoid the plague or some such nonsense. Still, a great story and I like the serendipity of using it. Oh, and the smell of the oil as well. That’s important, too. Purification, name says it all. To me, it has a light lemon scent.
Note: I think any brand of oils would be fine for this. I just happened to have the Young Living brand on hand.
Although, these can go in the washer and dryer, I still prefer to hand wash and simply air dry our masks.
Is it just me, did you find wearing masks stinky at first? Maybe I should just change toothpaste? Ha!