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Ice Ice Baby: Origins Peace of Mind On-the-Spot Relief

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Origins Peace of Mind

I first tried Origins Peace of Mind On-the-Spot Relief in the late ’90s on a hot, sticky day in NYC. I'd wandered into the Soho Origins boutique wanting relief from the unbearable humidity -- the kind that steams the texture out of seersucker -- and walked out with a genius little perk-up product.

Designed to relieve dull, headachey tension and stress, Peace of Mind ($12.50) is made with basil, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. A tiny bit massaged into earlobes, temples and back of the neck releases what seems like a cloud of icy-cool bliss -- I spent the rest of that NYC afternoon feeling like I had a weightless air-conditioner on my head. Awesome.

I suggested Peace of Mind to a bride-to-be on Monday. She and her fiancé are having an outdoor ceremony in July. Peace of Mind is a thoughtful gift to keep the wedding party feeling cool and collected.

I'd better restock -- Staff's used mine all up. Like she has so much stress.

Origins is available at select Bay stores.