Something funny and awful:
Kyle gets to bring home a lot of neat things from his work. We get free laundry detergent, shampoo, makeup remover, lotion, bubble bath, dish soap--you get the idea. So, the other day he brought home 3 little bottles of scented oil--meant for baths, massages, whatever. Lemon, lavender, and peppermint--nice, huh? Well, I was on my way to take a relaxing bath with my good book and thought that maybe I'd try some nice peppermint scent to rejuvenate my senses or smell good or whatever the point is. You're supposed to put like, 2-3 drops into a full bathtub and that is plenty. Unfortunately, the instructions on the bottles are in Japanese and I didn't think to ask Kyle, because what could it possibly matter? I didn't smell anything until I put like 15 teeny little drops in. I settled in to enjoy my book in the warm water until I noticed that I was uncomfortable. Like...it wasn't warm enough, maybe? I put the water to a super hot temperature and realized that I was FREEZING COLD. Then it became unbearable. You know how when you eat something pepperminty, your tongue gets that pleasant cold sensation? Well that was happening all over my body and it was decidedly NOT pleasant. I freaked out and tried to rinse off in the shower but it would NOT go away (the whole oil not mixing in water thing, whoops) and it was like having freezing cold water hit me from all sides and every angle. IT WAS EXCRUCIATING. I put on two bathrobes and ran out to Kyle in the living room. He had a hard time not laughing, I think--I was dripping wet, hysterical, and miserable. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could help! I dried off the best I could, piled on some ineffective blankets, and waited it out. Our house (and I) reeked of peppermint, even with all the windows open all day. It was not cool.
Today when I took a bath, I used 1 drop of lavender. Couldn't smell a thing--and I definitely prefer it that way. I think I'll throw away the peppermint. The scent totally gags me out now.