Mask Talk

I’m still not convinced that mask actually work to protect us from Covid. They may help against the spread of a sneeze or cough but thats it. Mask help protect you from germs not viruses. 

My full time day job does not require anyone to wear a mask, but my part time weekend job does. If I want to make money, I must comply. So if im going to have to wear a mask for 5 plus hours, I want them to be at least comfortable. 

I have several different styles of mask but my favorite is the disposable type. I like that they are light weight, and the straps are thin without a strong elastic pull on my ears. 

My daughter brought me a couple pretty floral disposable masks. They were so dog gone cute that I hated to just wear them one time. This made me decide to do a little experiment and try hand washing them. It worked! 
Using an antibacterial soap, I placed the mask between my two hands and gently rubbed until it it was sudsy, then rinsed it well, squeezed out the excess water and hung it to dry. To my surprise it washed up great and the inside was clean and white again. The mask did not tear up or lose its shape. 

This is a photo after being washed. It was soiled with makup.

Now I can wear my mask more than once but I do not recommend washing it more than twice. I mean, they are made to be disposable. 

I really hope they end this mask mandate, but I do not see that happening anytime soon. Meanwhile, here are a few little mask hacks to help them be easier to wear whether its a washable cloth mask or a disposable mask.

  • If you have a cold or sinus problems, rub a little menthol around top where it fits over your nose. 
  • Does your mask have a filter? Try adding a drop or two of essential oils for some health and healing benefits. 
  • Rubbing the mask between your hands, gently rub in your favorite facial, skin or fragrant lotion to help keep your face from feeling dry. 
  • If you have a roll on for your oils, you can rub a little around the edges. I love my stress relief roller. 
  • If your mask is too big, cross the straps once before putting them behind your ears. 
  • You can add buttons to your headband, beanie or ball cap to use instead of around your ears.

Without getting political (if thats possible), I would like to know how you feel about masks.

Disposable mask from: Shein
Young Living Oils from: TrulyOils (on Instagram).
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  1. I feel pretty much the same about the mask. I will wear it where required, but common sense says the cloth WILL NOT FILTE VIRUS GERMS. However it will sorta filter out the 'globs' someone my let fly as they talk. I don't see it happening soon, but I sure won't miss the mask when it is gone.
    To be honest I am surprised there are no more ROBERIES now that masks are not 'unusual.'
    Good post Thanks.
    Sherry & jack

  2. Some say masks work, some say no. Don't know but I wear mine - better safe than sorry.

  3. Great tips. I love your floral masks. very sweet. i wear my masks all the time, even though they are uncomfortable. have begun double masking with an n95 one. better to be safe than sorry. i use essential oils too, like you. a drop or two. but was really intrigued by your roller. Where do you get the roll on ones? they are very cool. love them.

  4. I really like your floral masks they look so comfy. I'm not one to say how I feel really because I don't have to wear one for hours on end. I can see where they would be very uncomfortable.
    I don't know if they work but my daughter wears and has her clients to wear and in her room no COVID in the other offices they have all had COVID. In that instance it worked.
    Great tips with the essential oils too! Thank you.


  5. We wear certainly helps with germs and we haven't been sick with so much as a cold all of last year and so far this one. I use essential oils too but I do have three roller ones and that's a great idea!

  6. My husband is a scientist - so we wear masks. Actually, we are doubling masks in NYC now.