Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Comfort of Aromatherapy


"There are two ways of spreading light...be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Edith Warton
I recently received a candle for my birthday that now greets me with a heavenly fragrance when I come home. It reminds me of the healing powers of aromatherapy...so I thought that it's time to revisit the subject.

Here's a list of popular scents along with their therapeutic benefits.


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    Cedarwood

    A warming, grounding aroma useful as a meditation aid.

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    Cinnamon

    Spicy & arousing, cinnamon evokes warmth and emotion.

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    Clove

    A spicy yet sweet aroma with mildly sedative effects.

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    Eucalyptus

    Energizing & purifying, it helps to clarify thought processes.

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    Lavender

    A calming aroma that soothes the heart and relieves tension.

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    Orange

    An uplifting aroma that helps to relax and balance the spirit.

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    Patchouli

    Earthy and musky, a calming aroma with aphrodisiac qualities.

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    Peppermint

    Clarifying and stimulating, peppermint awakens the senses.

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    Rosemary

    An uplifting and energizing aroma that promotes creativity.

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    Sage

    A refreshing herbal scent with calming and relaxing qualities.

Aromatherapy list courtesy of http://www.wayoutwax.com/

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