There’s a rather large place in my heart for AVEDA.
No matter what is going on in the world I know if I take two seconds to inhale anything from the plant and flower based line I will enter into a state of calm for at least a minute.
Which leads me to my next story.
Being a mother with two small children can be a frazzling job. Especially when paired with the demands of a career and keeping a loving relationship alive between a husband and wife. If you’ve been there you undoubtedly know that at times life is just flat out tough.
Sometimes I just need an escape and when that happens I usually always turn to my sister. She’s the kind of person that can take my mind off my troubles and take me right back to my childhood when the world was good and I didn’t have to do much other than explore it.
So it was sort of shocking on my last trip to my sister’s house. Having a mid-life stress breakdown and needing the visitation of Sister Saint, I got in my car and arrived with kids in tow.
Sis knew I needed a break and she was full well ready to give it to me. We played in her bathroom, waxed spots on our bodies I never thought I’d wax, played with pink and blue hair extensions, and did the usual closet raid. (Scored!)
My sister always knows how to make me feel better; which is exactly why I was shocked to spy the unfamiliar purple bottle atop her bathroom counter. Through the steamy glass shower doors I saw her grooming in the mirror and bellowed “WHAT is that lavender bottle?”
“Oh, this is AVEDA’s newest line called Stress-Fix. It’s clinically proven to reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being.”
“Um, when did this come out?”
“Back in April. Didn’t your husband tell you about it?”
(Reminder: attack husband when you get home as he is a hairdresser and works with the AVEDA line every single day and NEVER thought to mention the CLINICALLY PROVEN to REDUCE STRESS line from said brand).
“No, as a matter of fact he didn’t.”
(Not that my sister is exactly in the clear, being that she serves as a prominent figure within the AVEDA company, and she too failed to box this up and overnight it the minute it became available on the retail shelves).
So for just a moment I inhaled the ironies in life. How some people can make your life stress-less, stressful or at other times just stand there and watch despite having a cure right beside them.
Needless to say that bottle went home with me as it rightfully should have and you can bet my husband heard about it.
Thankfully after a long relaxing bath in the essential oil soaking salts followed by a generous application of the clary sage and French lavender lotion and a light touch of the Stress-Fix Concentrate oil on my temples, I quickly set adrift into a land of contentment and my wrath became quieter and quieter as sheep replaced the steam in my head.
There’s a special place in my heart for AVEDA and if you know what’s good for you, there should be one in yours too.