Time for New Year Resolutions

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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.

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“Smell” your headache off!

Photo Credit office headache image by John Keith from Fotolia.com

Photo Credit office headache image by John Keith from Fotolia.com

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

Scent of lavender: Mothers best friend

Are you a new mother? And your baby is keeping you up at night? Well what if I told you there is a home remedy that is found to reduce stress, crying and enhance sleep for young infants (and yourself).

I envy all of you mothers out there who have new born infants that keep you up at night, because I know I wouldn’t be able to do that. I live with a 19-month-old baby and he’s already starting his “terrible twos.” But I never remembered him crying as much when he was an infant (so I got lucky there).

A study shows that the scent of lavender can help your infant Continue reading

Meditation and the Smell of Relax

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