The Power of Smell: Aromatherapy and Beyond

The power of smell is a fascinating and scientific topic, but you don’t need to be a scientist to utilize the stimulating fragrances and healing proprieties that aromatherapy offers. Essential Oils can be used in many different ways. These aromatic, concentrated little compounds have a  multitude of uses that will improve your well-being and more!essential oils

Use Essential Oils and Live Well

Freshen the Air you Breathe: A diffuser can be used to bring a scent into the air and fill an entire room.

Massage Away Your Worries: Small amounts of oil can be used on the skin or added to massage oil.

Aromatherapy While You Read: Place a drop or two of your favorite essential oil on the cool light bulb of your reading lamp. Enjoy the aroma while the light bulb heats up.

Freshen Your Car: Place a few drops of essential oils on a cotton ball and place it under the seat of your car.

Curb Your Appetite: Diffusing or directly inhaling essential oils can not only have an immediate positive impact on our moods but also on our appetites.

These are my go-to oils:
Peppermint – great for nausea or upset stomach. Use a few drops on the  inside of your wrist
Lavender – use topically on wrists, ankles and neck for relaxation, or difficulty sleeping
Tea Tree – use topically for skin conditions as a natural antiseptic (acne, scar, dry  skin, cuts). Use only a few drops because it’s potent.

Try This at Home: Herbal Remedies for a Cold

Bring a quart-size pot of water to a boil, add three drops of eucalyptus oil and two drops of  peppermint. Remove the pot  from the stove, place your face a comfortable distance from the steam. Cover your head with a  towel and breathe in steam for about ten minutes. These herbs help decongest and are antimicrobial.

Dilute juice of one squeezed lemon in glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink this lemony goodness 1-2 times a day. Vitamin C decreases toxicity in the body and helps the  immune system.

Remember, these home remedies are not a substitute for seeing a trained health-care professional.

What questions do you have about using essential oils or in what other creative ways have you used aromatherapy in your daily life?


One response

  1. I really acprepiate what you’re saying here Louise because when I first started meditating (years ago) it was like this ritual that had to be done just so.’ So naturally I couldn’t keep it up. I have found that the freer a person is, the more they can dispense with the rules and just do it (connect that is) any old way they like. I now find props an encumbrance! It’s like trying to plan a Romantic Dinner in advance I think they happen most successfully only in the movies.Thank you for your simplicity ~ highlighting the importance of Simplicity ~~

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