Making Every Day a Dawn Destinations Getaway #MyDawnSummer

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dawn. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, as always all opinions are 100% mine
 Dawn Destinations New Zealand

After returning home from a fun and super relaxing beach vacation last week, getting back into the daily grind seemed a little more than…..well, underwhelming. I really was wishing for just 100 1 more day before we were torn away from the smell of salt water and the crashing sounds of ocean waves. I missed watching the tide roll in and feeling sand between my toes while we looked for shells. I was so pitiful my husband started teasing  me even saying he thought I may have developed post-vacation depression.

This summer was going to be a long one if I didn’t find a way to snap out of it- and soon!  I decided to find some simple ways to make each day of summer a little bit more like our relaxing vacation. Challenge accepted! First stop on our tour, we’re off to the kitchen to tackle Mt. Dishmore.

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Making Every Day a Dawn Destinations Getaway

Setting up my “at-home-vacation-workstation” was my first task. Near the sink, I placed one of my favorite beach vacation pictures, a little sand and a few shells from our trip, and a bottle of Dawn Destinations. We always use Dawn on our dishes because of its powerful grease cutting  ability. I was happy to see Dawn Destinations delivered the same grease-cleaning  results I expected in new relaxing scents.

Dawn grease cutting power

The pleasant scent of Dawn New Zealand Springs reminded me of the clear fresh vacation waters I had been missing. Even though I was doing dishes in my own kitchen, I found myself  a bit more calm and relaxed. (I may also have benefited from the lack of “Mooom, I’mmm bored” that pause when chores are being done.)

The moral of this story? Remember to breathe deep. Seek out simple, everyday moments to stay balanced and centered,  even if it is escaping at the sink with the exotic scents of Dawn Destinations.

Before I knew it the dishes were done and I was ready to relax and rest for night.

Since I tend to carry a lot of stress in my shoulders and neck, a warm aromatherapy pillow on these muscles before bed really helps them to relax and I sleep much more soundly.  This is a simple and inexpensive DIY project you can make for yourself or someone else as a gift.

Dawn Destinations DIY AROMATHERAPY Pillow

You will need:

  • A tube sock
  • A mini sewing kit
  • 8-10 oz of dry rice
  • Lavender oil


  1. Fill the tube sock with the dry rice so that is about two-thirds to three-quarters full
  2. Add 15-20 drops of lavender oil
  3. Carefully sew the sock shut so that the rice does not fall out
  4. Microwave and apply as needed to help relieve neck and shoulder tension

Ready to experience Dawn Destinations for yourself??

One of my lucky readers will win a Dawn Destinations Gift pack to create a relaxing “getaway” in their own home! Enter below and make sure to follow Dawn on Facebook and Twitter for the latest products and news!

“Simplify Your Summer with Dawn Destinations” Giveaway includes:

  • A Bottle of Dawn Destinations
  • $25 iTunes gift card (for spa music)
  • A sock
  • Aromatherapy neck and shoulder pillow recipe/how-to
  • Lavender oil
  • Rice

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  1. Thanks!

  2. My favorite summer vacation is in Sebastian, FL. We go as a family every year for a week and look forward to it every year! If I had to choose another location, somewhere exotic and different it would be Hawaii! Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. That is such a neat project – and I love how easy it is to make. That is awesome.
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  4. Now this is a neat giveaway! Awesome! Oh, and I’m a huge fan of Dawn 🙂
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  5. We are huge fans of Dawn dis soap will not use anything else unless i have coupon.
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  6. We like Dawn. Always gets our dishes so clean and smells great.
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  7. We tried using a lot of other brands but nothing worked as good as dawn to wash our dishes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. We have always used Dawn because it is a great product. If it could make me feel like I was on vacation when I was doing the dishes – I would be amazed.
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  9. We love Dawn dish soap here at our house!
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  10. We like Disney world!

  11. This is a great idea.Does not sound to hard so we will have to give it a go.
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  12. I entered! Fingers crossed! I love Dawn! There are so many uses!
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  13. we always have dawn in the house! looks like a great summer!
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  14. I made the switch to natural dish washing products over a year ago and love them! Sorry Dawn! Fun post though!
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  15. This sounds like the perfect giveaway package! I could really use a vacation right about now!
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  16. What a great sounding dish washing liquid – I need to make one of those pillows I think it sounds like a blissful way to relax.
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  17. I love Dawn because I feel like it’s the only dishwasher liquid that really cleans all our dishes.
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  18. Jessica Hallett says

    Maui hands down, best trip ever!

  19. brittany says

    this sounds like really cool idea and my fav summer destination is Florida.

  20. Jessica To says

    I would love to go to Hawaii but we like water related vacations!

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I love Disneyland

  22. Harmony B says

    A beach anywhere makes me happy

  23. Thomas Murphy says

    I like to go to Maine in the summer.

  24. We love to spend time at the beach.

  25. steve weber says

    I took a nice road trip to Colorado.

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