Monday, 6 June 2011

Hot Weather Cooling Combo: Origins Peace of Mind & Burt's Bees Lipbalm

Origins Peace of Mind, Burt's Bees Lip Balm

We're not quite there yet in terms of stuffy, humid hot weather here in the UK, but when it does arrive getting to sleep becomes a bit more difficult for me, so to help me nod off I have these two trusty products - Origins Peace of Mind On the spot relief and Burt's Bees lipbalm (original peppermint).

Origins Peace of Mind On the spot relief
This is a light lotion that has key ingredients of peppermint, eucalyptus and basil (unfortunately I've thrown the box away so don't have the full list). This is supposed to aid in times of stress although I mostly use it as a sleep aid (I don't find lavender all that relaxing).
Some aromatherapy products I have tried have been quite subtle, and the effect rather weak but this is quite strong which I like as you can properly feel a cooling and rather relaxing effect where applied. I use this on my temples, behind the ears, back of neck and sometimes on my wrists. This does make your eyes water if you get it too close to them which I have done accidentally a few times.

It comes in a handbag-friendly little pump bottle which houses 15ml of product. You only need a little so I usually buy 1-2 bottles a year depending on how much I use. This has been my most repurchased product from Origins and needless to say is my favourite item from them.

I think the Origins on it's own is pretty effective, but not content with leaving my lips out of the equation and seeing as I already apply lipbalm before bed, I usually use Burt's Bees original lip balm when I use the Origins as this has peppermint in it too which helps to cool my lips, so altogether the effect is much more potent. This is also one of my favourite lip balms to use before lipstick/gloss as it is has a slightly more harder, waxy feel to it that primes the lips nicely and prevents them from drying out.

Both these products are must-haves for me and if they were ever discontinued I would be very cross!


  1. Thanks for the idea!! I've been finding it hard to sleep with the hot weather, and already have some of this Origins Peace of Mind that came as part of a gift set - I haven't used it at all, and will give it a try IF the hot and humid weather returns to the UK this summer!

  2. I have used both products and love them both! The Origins Spot Relief really does work which surprised me! You are reminding me that I should get more the next time I'm at a mall. I also could not live without my Burt's Bees balm!!! :)

  3. Hi too_busy_to_stitch
    It is worth a shot, and is good for calming as well as hot weather use.

    Hi Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup
    I was really surprised at it's effectiveness when I first started using it, it's great stuff!

  4. I just had to come back here and thank you for this post! I was rummaging through my night stand drawer where I found a bottle of Origins spot relief (unbeknownst to me I did have some), I quickly applied some! I think if I had not just read this post the day before I would have overlooked it. It immediately began to work and help with a headache that was brewing. Many thanks for spotlighting this great product!

  5. Hi Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup
    I am so glad this post has been a useful reminder, thank you for your comments!