Why love Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy?

Webster’s Dictionary has this to say about aromatherapy:  massage of the body and especially of the face with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits; broadly:  the use of aroma to enhance a feeling of well-being

For most of this is not really accurate to what our thoughts are on this word.  It has come to mean putting scents that promote mood changes into working for us

We love freshly scented linens and clothes, a welcoming smell in our home, and especially when we want to relax!

Aroma in our lives

We use sprays, light candles, put potpourri out, use scented candle waxes in warmers. There are also electrical plugins to put scents into our homes, as well as laundry detergents and fabric softeners. Many of us have diffusers and incense burners.

It seems that almost all products out there have jumped on this new ‘updated’ version of aromatherapy. We have almost everything with scents – from scented trash bags to dish liquid.

The idea is that if it smells wonderful to you then you will buy it and use more of it.

Why?

Because the AROMA is pleasant to us and we love our favorite scents.

So whether or not you adhere to the definition of the word or use a looser interpretation of it, what are your favorite scents for aromatherapy?

Lavender is one of my FAVS!!

As always, Namaste and may you have a wonderful day

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16 thoughts on “Why love Aromatherapy?

    1. I love Lavender, but also making blends as well. My roommate is ALL about the Lavender – shampoo, soap, conditioner, hand soap, laundry detergent and fabric softener! I like to change it up. But for nighttime and relaxing I am a Lavender all the way girl!

    1. Hi Danielle, I use the Lavender and Breathe usually at night, but with the pollen in the air I have moved to Lavender and OnGuard. I am loving any Citrus in the am to help start the day.

    1. Hi Mary, I do use them a lot, but also find that I have in the past used scented hand soaps, dish washing detergent, laundry detergent, etc. Lavender is my favorite!

    1. Stephanie how very interesting! I’ve not thought about using Peppermint that way. I do use Lemon a lot in my cleaning blends so the house smells fresh. I will have to try the Peppermint, I suppose I always considered it a “Winter” smell and had dismissed it throughout the year. You have now given me something to try this weekend!

  1. One of my favourite scents is Patchouli. I have loved it since I discovered it in incense form back when I was a teenager. Now if I see something is scented with Patchouli I have to buy it. It’s in my dish liquid, shower wash, laundry detergent and I just bought the essential oil to diffuse beside my bed. I do love Lavender as well. I am trying to grow it at the moment with not much success.

    1. Leah, I am with you there! I have a friend who dislikes it very much, BUT she loves the blends I make (which all have Patchouli in it) I just smile at her. I think she likes it on a smaller scale. I happen to enjoy it as well. I first fell in love with it in incense form as well when I was a teenager!

  2. When I was in graduate school, my department was conducting a study about olfactory memory, Isn’t it fascinating how a scent can bring back a memory so powerfully? I think our sense of smell has a more profound influence on us than we realize.

    1. Hi Karla, I couldn’t agree with you more! I find that scents can cause me to feel happy or elated, and also bring back memories from my childhood. How fantastic that you got to work on such a study!

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