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My Annual Shower

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Yes, it's true. But before you say "ewwwww" let me explain.

I've had a more than a couple of years that I was glad to put behind me. 2012 was one of them.
To celebrate this passage from the old to the new, many years ago I began to mark such an occasion with a cleansing, aromatic shower to symbolically scrub off any 'cling-ons' that might be hanging around from the old year. Cos I'm done with 'em!
Equipped with an assortment of scrubbies and scents (my favs are Arbonne's "Unwind" and "Awaken"), I enter the warmth of the shower and perform a head to toe scent-a-thon. A few minutes later, I adjust the water temp down (about half way to polar bear).

Next I slather myself with aromatic scents ("Unwind" Body Lotion and Massage Oil) foot and body potions and wrap up in a towel and just marinate while I enjoy a cup of herb tea. emoticon
This morning, the sunshine was beaming brightly through the window and seemed to be added it's blessing to the ceremony for a great start to a new year!

I'm ready to rock this year!!! emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KARIDIAN1 1/1/2013 11:38PM

    That sounds like a good tradition. I loved the marinate part.

The annual shower had me going for a few seconds. emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/1/2013 11:13PM

    You had me wondering for a minute. Sounds like
a great idea! Happy New Year!

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    What a lovely idea.

I definitely felt like I was "washing off" all the stuff I wanted to get rid of from last year when I showered today, too.

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-VIXEN- 1/1/2013 8:40PM

    I adore rituals and this one sounds simply divine, meaningful, full of self-love and care and simply perfect. Good for you!! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 1/1/2013 6:48PM

    Have to admit I was holding my nose and my breath when I opened your blog. emoticon Sounds like a great ritual to me. I'll have to give it a try.

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ANDY_54 1/1/2013 6:40PM

    Okay, you had me, lol. But what a great tradition, and nice scents, too. Sounds oh so comfy.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/1/2013 6:26PM

    Wonderful tradition! I'm so happy for you.

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SUSANELAINE1956 1/1/2013 4:05PM

    I like this idea. emoticon

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LOSINIT52 1/1/2013 3:49PM

    Onward we go ready to take on a year where we are kinder to ourselves .
I love aroma therapy. One thing that I have noticed on this journey is that I am using all of my senses more. The smell of a nice walk outdoors is sweeter than any cupcake.
Happy new year!

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-LINDA_S 1/1/2013 3:41PM

    Sounds very "cleansing" in many ways!

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LEXIE63 1/1/2013 3:08PM

    I do love a good spiritual cleansing. :-)
Makes you feel great!
Lex xxx

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MT-MOONCHASER 1/1/2013 2:50PM

    Sounds like a great ritual...


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CAROLIAN 1/1/2013 2:44PM

    emoticon Happy New Year xxx

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