Surviving after Downton — Part Two

Another suggestion for the ongoing recovery post-Downton


Do something nice for yourself.  Make it healthy too.


French macarons.

Retail therapy at the closest Nordstrom shoe department.

I said healthy, remember?

Try this recipe for an invigorating body scrub:

  • 3 cups organic coconut sugar
    1/2 cup organic coconut oil
  • 5   drops lavender essential oil
    10  drops grapefruit essential oil
  • (OR
    8 drops bergamot essential oil  — (You will smell like Earl Grey tea, but that’s a good thing, right!)




Stir sugar to break up any clumps.
Add room temperature coconut oil, mixing slowly.
Tweak amount.  You may prefer a less gritty texture.  If so, add more oil.

Now for the fun. Add your essential fragrance oils. Breathe deeply. Repeat.

If you have a favorite oil, don’t be afraid to use that. I happen to love the lavender and citrus blend.


Close your eyes and take another slow, deep breath. Pour a cup of jasmine tea.
Then enjoy a good book.  Preferably one by Christina Skye!

(And try not to think about what Mrs. Patmore will be cooking at the great house for Easter.)

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