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.
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