How many times have you smelled a particular aroma, or blend of aromas and instantly have a flood of memories wash over you because it triggered a long forgotten time in your life? Who amongst us hasn’t smelled chocolate chip cookies baking and not been transported back in time to a place in our childhood when life was sweet and simple, and our only worry of the day was if that cute little curly haired boy in our class liked us? (and in case you’re wondering….. no….. I don’t have chocolate chip cookie essential oil!! lol)
The power of aroma is something that cannot be denied, but a lot of the time it is something that many of us seem to not take notice of during the course of our busy lives. We’re so wrapped up in all the worries and necessities of daily life that we quite literally forget to stop along the way and smell the roses. If we only knew the soothing properties that actually comes from the scent of a rose, perhaps we wouldn’t walk past them in such a hurry.
Whether you are aware of it or not, or even if you just plain ol’ don’t believe, I want to help you see that certain smells have the ability to promote healing of our body, mind and spirit and also to help improve the general well-being of our mental outlook on life. Not only do the scents themselves help promote healing of our minds, but certain oils applied to our skin have the powers to heal and improve it’s appearance. Think about it……. what did our ancestors use before all of these chemical based products came onto the market? They used plants and trees. They used the leaves, bark, pulp and the oils that came from them. Why reach for a spray can of chemicals to soothe that sunburn when natural lavender oil and aloe gel can do a better job? The lavender oil and aloe will actually HEAL the sunburn, and be honest, wouldn’t the wonderful aroma of the lavender make you feel better while it’s healing? In this case it serves a double purpose, because it heals the skin and relaxes our mind at the same time.