Also known as French marjoram and in botanical terms as Origanum majorana. I don’t know of anyone who has disliked this aroma. It gives out a warm, spicy, herby fragrance that immediately calms and soothes.
Human touch can reduce our cortisol levels leading to lower stress levels. It can help reduce our heart rate and lower blood pressure. In fact a lack of human touch can cause a physical stress on our bodies.
Not an essential oil this week but I talk about a carrier oil. Without a carrier oil I would struggle to perform an aromatherapy treatment. Just like essential oils a carrier oil has huge properties too.
Who would have thought that the pot of basil in your kitchen could be so powerful when the oil is used in aromatherapy? The aroma has me salivating. I adore its properties.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve been shouting from the rooftops as its aromatherapy awareness week. When you start explaining what aromatherapy is and the power of essential oils I get a goodness me, seriously?
This week we look at Cedarwood Atlas or in botanical terms, Cedrus Atlantica. Last year when I was visiting Kew Gardens I got to hug one of these magnificent trees.
As we hear of another sad death this week it saddens me to think that no one knew that Kate Spade suffered from depression. She suffered in silence.