It happened on December 23. Chad and I had just arrived at my parents house up north and were getting ready for bed.
As it is winter and we were up north, my hands were inevitably dry. And of course I forgot to pack my go-to hand lotion. But I was in luck because my mom is the best host ever and has a basket of goodies on the bathroom counter. Things like little toothbrushes, toothpaste and shampoo….just in case you forgot something.
I also noticed she had a container of something called Bag Balm. I was curious and picked it up. It looked like this. As it came in a green and red container I thought about it being Christmas and just assumed it would smell Christmasy–like cinnamon and pine needles.
I. Was. So. Wrong.
But before I describe how it smelled, I want to describe the directions for use that you can read for yourself at the link above. First of all, Bag Balm was originally formulated for use on farm animals um, “nether regions.”
Yeah. Farm animals. Not humans.
Even so I expected the directions to reference use on people at least once.
Nope. I was a little skeeved out by the fact that there were LITERALLY no instructions for use on humans…..But it was in my parents guest room. As in, “Here. Use this. You’re welcome.”
Let me see if I can describe the smell accurately. It’s like if you have a new leather shoe, shrink yourself down to a size smaller than the shoe and you move INTO the shoe to live.
Yeah. You are now the woman who lived in a shoe. But the shoe just reeks of leather, so you light a candle to mask the pungent odor.
But the candle is hemp scented so now not only is there an overwhelming smell of leather, but you’ve just added in the pungent smell of pot. All that’s left to do now is put on a Nirvana album and jam out.
But the good news is that Bag Balm DOES in fact work very well in moisturizing your hands.
So there’s that. 😛
PS: After returning home from vacation, I tore into my Christmas gift from my sister-in-law who makes organic soap in amazing scents. After using her hand-made soap, I haven’t had to use extra hand moisturizer. You can find out more about her awesome products at: www.coloradomadesudz.com
FTC DISCLAIMER: All products mentioned were gifted to me by my awesome sister-in- law. This post is not sponsored.