At the holidays there are two categories of Christmas celebrators – the artificial and the real – not people mind you, but trees. Which seems to be determined to some extent, by whether you grew up with a fake or the real mccoy. Being a spa gal and naturalist, I always go for the gusto and aroma of a live tree. (Coming from a family of artificial tree aficiandos doesn’t hurt either.)
This year, with the herky jerky personality of the weather as of late & the proximity to Christmas (hence longer residence in my house), my tree is weeping needles. But I don’t vacuum or throw them out – instead I recycle them for relaxation and atmosphere. I keep mine in a basket under the tree, which also catches a few as well.
Here are some quick and easy ways to head off holiday headaches (really the aroma of pine is known to help headaches, soothe and imbue a peaceful feeling) & bring a little Christmas Tree “green” to your beauty & health life with those needles.
- Boil a handful in a pot of water to make that festive fragrance fa-la-la-llow waft all over your home.
- Have a “Pine Pedicure”. Place needles into a hot foot bath and soak those shopper weary feet.
- “Spruce” up bath time – Add a handful to your bath for a relaxing holiday soak
- “Fir” last minute gifts or your own drawers make sachets. Place the needles into a square of cloth, gather and tie with a ribbon.
Join me tomorrow as I answer the age old question, “Where Would Santa Spa?” Good luck finishing your shopping and I’ll see you at the spa, Candy