Have you seen the Pine sol commercials? You know the ones where the man starts to scream out "whoo!", "yeah!" and the woman says "Now that's the power of Pine sol baby!" Well I had an experience that reminded me of it the other day. I was invited to a lovely relaxation event for blogger's Thursday night at the Palomar Hotel downtown Atlanta...Ahem! Which btw was so lovely and refreshing. Anyway, While at home preparing to go, I thought since we were going to be in an eco friendly hotel and learning stress relief tips I should wear an essential oil in my hair. You know, to kinda create a nice mood for myself. Set the tone for the evening.
Once I got to the Palomar, I stepped onto the elevator with a few other folks. As the Elevator fills, We casually nod to each other. Each one quietly involved in their own thoughts, enjoying the soothing sounds of a cross between Caribbean and easy listening music. Then breaking the peace, This man says in a VERY loud voice "WHO HAS ON PATCHOULI? WHO IS WEARING PATCHOULI?" Everyone including myself is startled. since he is speaking loudly in a small space. (maybe he had a few drinks from the bar) I then boldly speak up acknowledging that it was I. Curious that this (at least 15 yr my senior) man knew what Patchouli was I asked him "what do you know about that?" LOL! What did I say that for? He tells me "oooohhh whoooo, mmm mmm! YOU need to be getting off on the same floor as me!" I stood there amused and in amazement at his frankness and chuckled to myself, while mentally Poppin' my colla. All the while holding back from screaming out the elevator door as he exited on his floor "That's the power of Patchouli, Baby!"
*Here is some inside info for those of you who may not be familiar with Patchouli essential oil.*
Patchouli is known for it's many medicinal properties. It has the ability to help with skin inflammation, fungal infections, Acne, Eczema to name a few. However it has also been used for hundreds of years as a great aphrodisiac. Patchouli Oil has been good for treating sexual problems such as impotency, loss of libido and interest in sex, erectile problems, frigidity etc. Most people reactions to it's scent are one of two choices, love it or hate it.
If I had to make a wild guess, I'm thinking the older gentleman in the elevator LOVED it! Hehehehehe guess I better be careful the next time I wear it, never know who I may meet in the elevator!
Just because I think it's funny, check out the pine sol commercial I found on Youtube that this experience reminded me of