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one of my favorite stress-reduction toys of the moment is called
One of the best things I've found to help
me reduce stress is to play like a big kid. Remember how we used
to get so absorbed in the moment while playing that we forgot
everything around us? Now, to play and really have fun, you have
to have some toys. Imagine a product that helps you have so much
fun that you forgot your source of stress completely while tickling
The product that is one of my favorite stress-reduction toys
of the moment is called Aroma Dough. It's not unlike that famous
dough we all used as children to create whatever our little imaginations
could dream up, except it smells and feels a whole lot better!
The creator of Aroma Dough and
President of Hermitage Ol'factorie, Marjorie Love, must have
been in a very playful mood herself when she came up with the
concept. Aromatherapy, the practice of using essential oils to
heal the mind and body, has held her fascination for some time.
Certain scents also reminded her of her childhood in New York
and living outdoors during the warm summer months. Blending her
fascination of aromatherapy and a sense of play, she came up
with Aroma Dough.
What is it exactly you ask? Aroma
Dough is a ball of soft doughy matter which is meant to be squeezed,
held and pressed between your hands. It's much better than those
familiar foam stress-balls because, while it warms in your hand,
it releases wonderful fragrances such as lavender, basil, spruce
and patchouli. There are four different blended scents and colors
to choose from.
I love to play with it while
I design my websites because it gives my hands a welcome break
from the keyboard. The added benefit is that I can use the dough
to help relax while I'm on the phone and nobody knows better!
There's even a scent to motivate and inspire that I'm holding
right now while I think about this column. (We're into our third
paragraph, so I think it's working.) It's also small and comes
in a little bag making it very portable.
When I found out that Marjorie
was a fellow entrepreneurial parent like I am, I was even more
excited about this product. She actually came up with this idea
while earning her Master's degree. She needed an idea for a business
plan and she chose to develop and market Aroma Dough. The idea
came to life after a trip to the Rocky Mountains and grew from
Marjorie loves being an EP because
she can stay home and be with her children before and after school,
something that inspires most of us to become EPs. Her children
love to play with the dough too which proves it's not only for
us big kids. You may even have to fight them for it!
There are a lot of different
tools out there that help us find our sense of "play".
Aroma Dough is extremely innovative, fun to use and recommended
as fun way to reduce stress. I will be writing about more fun
tools in the future, so keep reading. Now, go get yourself some
Aroma Dough, relax and let your inner-child come out to play.
To find out more about Aroma
Dough or where you can find it, please call Hermitage Ol'factorie
directly at 813-960-3230 or email Marjorie at [email protected].
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