Day Five: I gave him a set of hand warmers and a note that said, “Take  a brisk walk with mom.”


I gave these hand warmers to the boy this morning and he said, “I have no idea what they are, but they sure smell nice.” Of course they smell nice, I’m not sure I can make anything unscented. It’s a bit of a compulsion, really.

I buy all my herbs wholesale in bulk because of Mireio—but if you don’t have access to a store that will sell peppermint in bulk, you can always use peppermint tea! My guess is you’d just need the contents of one tea bag to split between two hand warmers.  If peppermint isn’t your thing, you can use lavender or balsam or maybe something spicy like  cinnamon and nutmeg. Hand warmers are super easy to make (google is your friend here!) and the addition of a spice or herb just kicks the project up a notch.

And now I feel a bit like Emeril Legasse. BAM, it’s peppermint.