I would fill every room in my home with this uplifting beautiful aroma to clear the chest and mind. I love its expansive nature. With the change of season colds are already upon us and this is my go to oil.
Lavender. The one essential oil that people will always hold some knowledge about it. Most think it is one of the safest oils but are they right?
Think of the smell of rice pudding. Warming, comforting and calming. A childhood memory for many. Such a complex oil in both its chemistry and aroma. A prime musculoskeletal and psychological oil helping with many emotional issues.
Flamboyant and expressive. Vibrant, provocative sensual and showy. Ylang Ylang is a euphoric oil and one most associated with being an aphrodisiac.
Uplifting and enlivening. A rescue from the doldrums when you are on a journey but you aren’t going anywhere. An oil that is particularly helpful with depression.
Sweet, sunny and gentle. An oil for troubled babies, children and the child within us all. I adore Roman Chamomile. I visited Inglenook Farm in Liverpool where there were fields of beautiful daisies. Such a gorgeous sight.
Such a great oil to use all year round but it really comes into its own during the hot summer months. Cooling, refreshing, enlivening and actually calming too.
You would look at this tall grass and imagine that it would produce a fresh grassy aroma but quite the opposite. It has a heavy, smoky earthy smell that instantly brings calm and sedation.
Some of you may read this and think seriously? Well seriously it has. I view life very differently. My life has been challenging at times. My own children have faced difficulties which have been deeply upsetting but all of this has made me a stronger person coupled with my passion………aromatherapy.
This week I talk about sweet spicy cardamom. The aroma makes me salivate. Hints of lemon sherbet and mint. A warming strengthening oil. Useful for chronic fatigue states.