Lemon (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)
The new year provides a chance for us to evaluate ourselves, to consider what we do well and what we need to work on. I love this tradition. I like the opportunity to make small changes (or big changes) every year. Sometimes the resolutions stick and sometimes they only last for a few weeks but every January we have the chance to look squarely at ourselves and try to be better people.
This year I wondered, could scent help people stick to their new year resolution? If so, how? Here are some common new years resolutions and how scent can help.
Posted in aromatherapy, meditation, scent, Scent Sciences, Uncategorized, wellbeing
- Tagged Essential oil, Health, January, Japan, Lavender, Lemon, Odor, Wesleyan University
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You know that annoying feeling when your head hurts and you feel you can’t think or do anything? Of course you do.
Aromatherapy can be very useful when it comes to natural methods to cure headaches and helps reducing the use of drugs. Livestrong.com specifically said that “essential oils can be used to treat almost any ailment whether physical or emotional”, so Continue reading
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- Tagged Alternative medicine, aromatherapy, Creighton University School of Medicine, Essential oil, Ginger, Headache, Lavender, Nebraska, Omaha, Pain, Peppermint
Last week I wrote about cinnamon, this week I would like to turn to peppermint. Now I know that it is a little early to be thinking about peppermint as it does bring on memories about the winter holidays and yet another one of my favorite Starbucks creations the Peppermint Mocha (which I’m also super excited for this season). This blog post is about the athletic performance that peppermint can enhance.
Many athletes turn to supplements and sport drinks to enhance their performance, as well as banned pills, but new research might suggest that another performance enhancer might be right under their noses. Continue reading
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- Tagged Essential oil, Fatigue (medical), Fitness, Health, Massage, Odor, Peppermint, Performance, scent, Shopping, Starbucks, Tea
For many, forests and woodlands are special places, some are considered sacred, and they are also associated with wellbeing. Being surrounded by trees, with the sounds of the air moving through the branches and leaves, or absolute stillness, can be a profoundly relaxing experience, and the diverse and complex scents of forest and woodland undoubtedly contribute to this feeling. It is recognised that being in touch with nature provides a sense of comfort and wellbeing. In this blog, I would like to talk about some of the scents of the trees that dominate these forests, and look at the role they may play in evoking such responses.
In my early days practising aromatherapy, I would use Continue reading
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- Tagged Cedar wood, Essential oil, Forest bathing, Health, Japan, Park, Pinophyta, Siberia
Have you ever closed your eyes with the hope to open them and finding yourself in the middle of a forest, where everything is natural, untouched and pure? Or at least, in some other amazing destination…? The answer is probably YES. Continue reading
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- Tagged aromatherapy, Chamomile, Essential oil, Lavender, livestrong, meditation, Odor, Peppermint, Psychology Today, Rosemary