My yoga teacher is a truly Lazy Woman. She loves tricks, tips and tools that make life easier and more healthy + flowy, in general.
Tonight she shared the story of one of her yoga students from another studio who hadn't been in class for several weeks. It turns out she was bitten by a brown recluse spider while she was sleeping. Apparently they love the cozy spot at the end of the bed, and therefore end up biting a lot of feet.
This woman recounted the tale of her demise, slow recovery, and eventual trip to Whole Foods for brown recluse repellent. It turns out brown recluses hate peppermint oil. So, next time you finish brushing your teeth to their minty fresh whiteness, let it remind you to throw a couple drops of peppermint oil on your sheets before you get your feet too cozy.
Warning: peppermint oil can be energizing so maybe focus on the foot of the bed!
Easy peasy solution to preventing...oh you know, flesh decay!