Most of you are aware of what a scent can do for your well-being. You use them when you want to nourish your body, add a refreshing scent to your rooms or create a tranquil oasis for yourself. Scents are often used as a catalyst for transitioning yourself to another place. Aroma-Therapy is a way of having a therapist in a bottle.
Scents that Nourish your body
Cumin works well with dishes that contain curry. Yet when you add it to summer vegetables it gives them a complexity that is simple and sweet.
A recipe using cumin with lamb chops has your taste buds awaiting the delight.
Chocolate in its natural form as unsweetened cocoa powder is a cooks delight. But it will always need to be balanced with a sweetener to remove the bitter taste. In walks mint, imagine braised duck with cocoa and mint. Yummm!
Refreshing Scents for Your Home
Ever wonder why lemon, lime, grapefruit and pine scents are used for the home?
Lemon sharpens your mind and dispels confusion. In a room spray it gives a clean, fresh, harmonizing aroma.
Lime is good for stress related disorders and nervous exhaustion.
Grapefruit awakens your spirit and has been found to be useful when feeling low.
Pine is strong, dry and balsamic. Pine is helpful with fatigue and stress related disorders.
In the home fragrance industry, youíll find that the big corporations use all of these scents in their room fresheners and cleaning products.
A Tranquil Oasis For Yourself
Thereís nothing like a space that you can close yourself into and have your own peaceful moments.
Believe it or not, your bathroom can provide this space for you. Imagine Ö a candle lit room, towels beside your tub, flowers on the vanity and a tub filled with warm to hot water.
In a covered container, you possess the blend thatís going to take you to another world. It might consist of Jasmine Absolute, Rose Otto and Sandalwood or Amber, Rose Otto and Jasmine Sambac. You might decide to keep it very simple and add a few drops of lavender to your tub.
Either way, youíve created an environment that you will cherish for the next 15-20 minutes as you allow yourself to have this down time.
Every time you encounter a given scent or aroma it provides an experience for you that leaves an imprint on your aura.
Life Never Smelled So Sweet!