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Common Scents Document

Apr 14, 2011 07:05PM

Aromatic essences evoke memories, feelings and actions. Awakening the senses to an array of botanical delights can assist in our positive mindset.

Memories. Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil will produce noradrenaline in the brain that invigorates the thought process and gets us in gear to accomplish the day’s desires. Rosemary is known for remembrance and mental stimulation. Remember the joys of the holidays, the blessings in our lives as well as all that we need to do to keep our lives running smoothly. We can activate our minds to stimulate needed action to accomplish our tasks and allow time to relax.

Soothes and calms. Lavender (lavendula angustifolia). Seretonin is activated in our brains through the inhalation of this precious botanical. The scent of true lavender will calm the mind, soothe the senses and reduce tension. Often just the smelling of this peaceful scent will let one be more of the moment amidst the frenzy of activities. We can actually be more productive in our busiest of times when we stop to take a breath of air-especially in an atmosphere enhanced with true essential oils to create well being.

Cleansing Breath. Bergamot (citrus bergamia) is a pleasant citrus scent that cleanses the air, helping to reduce air born toxicities and bacteria that often pollute through means of out gassing chemical substances, germs and diseases traveling via wind and storms. Not only does bergamot enhance health, the scent actually vitalizes us by regulating and balancing the hypothalamus by means of various forms of “brain regulation”.

Create Joy. Let’s remember our sensual side, time for ourselves to let loose the endorphins with the help of ylang-ylang (cananga odorata) to create joy. Whether as a pure perfume to lift the spirit, or as an aphrodisiac to be shared with your lover, these flowers evoke a stimulation of the mind that often helps induce euphoria.

Nature’s Haven is located at 602 Brevard Avenue in Cocoa Village, FL. They are offering a free workshop to learn about the great variety of ways to use and share the blessings of true aromatherapy. Call 321-632-1221 for more information.

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