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I’m big fan of the smells.
THE BEST smells include:
freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
newly cut grass
a newborn baby (with a clean diaper)
coffee, one more time
and vanilla body spray
You know how I know that last one?
Because I happen to wear vanilla body spray and I get sniffed a lot.
Turns out, the smell of pure vanilla is so relaxing it is sometimes used to calm patients during CAT scans.
AND since our “olfactory flashbacks,” that is those memories linked with our sense of smell, are so incredibly powerful, many people have positive associations with the smell of vanilla.
Let’s face it, who here has had a bad time eating cake or cookies or any other baked good??
I am very sensitive to smells, good and bad, and it is pretty much my worst nightmare to be malodorous in any way.
Usually when I spray myself down it looks something like this:
I can go through a lot of body spray.
Here’s what you’ll do:
1. Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle.
… aaand that’s it.
If you are concerned with the color staining your clothes and/or want to maximize the staying power of this scent on your body (and, really, who wouldn’t??), you can spray it on your inner wrists, at the base of your throat, behind your ear lobes, behind your knees, and on your inner elbows rather than using my highly sophisticated spray-and-flail method.
*I will note that I sprayed it directly on a white shirt of mine and noticed no marks or stains left behind.*
The best part is:
8 oz imitation vanilla extract: $1.50
this recipe: $0.38
16 oz rubbing alcohol: $2.50
this recipe: $0.03
Given that 8 oz of my body spray usually costs about $4.64, I just saved $4.23.
Until next time, cheers!