Travel brings with it a whole host of problems that you just don't deal with in everyday life, starting with the packing list and what to bring. But once you are on the road, with the disruption to routine, it's very easy for personal hygiene routines to go out the window as well. Here are some great ways to stay clean on the road:
Everybody loves a picnic! And now that warmer temps are settling in, it's time to reconsider your summertime entertaining options. If you're anything like us, getting a group together at a moment's notice for a backyard, rooftop, park or seaside gathering is a no brainer. And while nothing signals picnic more than red and white gingham, there are countless creative ways to add some flair to your next outdoor affair.
Whether you're planning a big kiddie party, a family gathering, backyard wedding, company team building event or a grownup cocktail party, the ideas for fun and festive al fresco decor and food ideas on a budget are endless. It's all about teamwork and making sure there are activities and enough food and drink to satisfy the crowd you're guaranteed to draw.
Getting away any time of the year is a treat, but when the weather gets warmer, school's out and the house is full, a summertime vacation is a great way to prevent cabin fever, reconnect and relax with family.
Some of my best childhood memories are of days on the road, packed into the family station wagon, and Dad getting lost as soon as we crossed state lines. I'd often wonder if we were headed upstate or to another galaxy. And true to form, Dad did not ask for directions. A few extra highway exits and reentries were part of the adventure. Good times were guaranteed once we arrived at our destination - often day trips with an overnight or two passed at a nearby relative's home.
There are many ways to turn the ancient healing art of Aromatherapy into your own everyday alchemy. Here, in the first of Aquinelle's articles on healing with essential oils, we share the top aromas for headache relief.
Aromatherapy has been practiced for centuries, but its use has made its way into modern lifestyles with ease and newfound popularity with products like Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist. These lightly scented sprays transform your dry toilet tissue into a refreshing cleansing experience and unlike flushable wipes that can clog your plumbing system; these sprays are good for you and good for the environment. It's a discreet and pleasing way to add the art of aromatherapy to your everyday bathroom business. Environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, kid safe and available in six aromatherapy-inspired scents.
When it comes to personal hygiene - especially relating to zones below the belt - who isn't inclined to a little potty humor every now and then? Growing up, my aunt had a copy of a colorful and crude book called Jokes For The John. Published in 1961, it was loaded with indelicate humor and Playboy-esque comics and came with a chain for hanging right next to your toilet.
We may have come a long way since the days of reading dirty jokes in the bathroom, but the vintage-era charm of this memory comes from recollections of me and my siblings retreating to the bathroom more often than nature intended, simply to sneak a peek at the naughty illustrations.
Today's family bathroom is still a place of retreat, and more importantly it is becoming a place of cleaner, greener living. Here are some eco-friendly adjustments you can make in your bathrooms to improve your home's decor and reduce its impact on the environment.
Bathroom talk. It's a topic that's sure to evoke giggles and poking for anyone from age 2 on up. But all kidding aside, our toilet paper practices are really in the dark ages. If you walk down any grocery store aisle, you will see a what appears to be a wide range of options, from pillow soft to cardboard stiff, but really it all comes down to the same thing: dry toilet paper. And at the end of the day, dry doesn't really get the job done right.
Everything has an evolution, and toilet paper is no exception. You probably take the current incarnation of bathroom hygiene for granted, but it hasn't always been that way. In fact, you could say that there are many ways to wipe.
Using paper for cleaning the tush dates back to 6th-century China. A Chinese scholar actually penned some verse about it in 589 AD, saying, "Paper on which there are quotations or commentaries from the Five Classics or the names of sages, I dare not use for toilet purposes!"
A friend who lives out in the country recently had a plumber out for a visit. Her septic tank kept backing up, and she couldn't figure out what the problem was. The plumber asked if anyone in the home used wet wipes in place of toilet paper, and her reply was that everyone did. That was the culprit, to her dismay, although the wipes clearly stated that they were flushable.
And she's not alone in her ignorance of wipes' impact. Seeking a more comfortable way to, well, wipe, the pre-moistened towelette has move from the baby nursery to the bathroom. Many homes have taken to stocking their bathroom with these wipes, without fully understanding the consequences to pipes, septic and sewage systems, and even the planet.
Still using dry toilet tissue? Moisture is essential for a wonderfully clean experience. Simply spray our soothing mist onto your toilet tissue and feel the difference.