Scents are powerful -- a simple smell can immediately trigger a powerful memory, place, or person. Scents have power to evoke emotions and memories instantly and can directly impact our bodies through our nervous system.
I've noticed a pattern that when I don't have anything planned for the weekend, by Monday I'm drained. You would think my time of solitude would have the opposite effect where I'd be more refreshed from the peace and quiet.
Aromatherapy has been around for a long time, but it seems to have hit its stride in recent years. Today, it seems like essential oils, candles, and other scent-producing products are very popular with renters.
Far from being the leafy path to serenity, self help became the greasy downhill slide into insanity. I didn't snap out of it until I realized I was wrapping my legs in seaweed and singing to the seals as part of a Loon Point yoga-thin.
It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.
Smell artist? Provocateur? Professional "In-betweener"? It's hard to describe what you do when you work in the largely unchartered terrain of smell. Especially smell freed from the limiting binary of good and bad, of exotic perfumes and wine aromas.
Baby, it's cold outside! The holidays may be over, but dry, itchy winter skin is still in full effect. With less moisture in the air, there is less moisture in our skin, and sadly, indoor heat can be just as dehydrating.