Monday, December 1, 2008

Mood Swings

It's been a rough day. One of those days when you can't wait for it to end. As soon as I return home, I gravitate towards my Lighten Up candle by Aromatherapy Interventions. It assures me that somebody, somewhere is has it far crappier than me. According to their fragrance blend, essences of winter mint and crisp woodland pine counteract obsessing on the unimportant. This is all from their box, but I need to see for myself, so I give it a whirl. It burns beautifully, and the sheer color and ambient flame are enough to improve my day. For me, aromatherapy is more about what fragrances mean to each of us individually. I like amber and vanilla scents when I need comforting and relaxing. Woody fragrances are grounding to me if I need to de-stress and settle. When I need something energizing and invigorating I turn to citrus scents. Right now I'm trying to concoct a spa-like fragrance using my eucalyptus and lavender fragrances by Lampe Berger. There's nothing like the scent at a spa to instantly sooth. What does aromatherapy mean to you? Do scents change your mood? My day is already smelling better.


CashmereLibrarian said...

Susan, I would love for you to recommend more lampe berger mixes! Right now I've only tried the jasmine (not so great) and new orleans (love) on their own. But the eucalyptus + lavender combo sounds Southern California!

CashmereLibrarian said...

One more thing! Speaking of Southern California, i wonder what a mix of the Jasmine and Honeysuckle would be like? Like Santa Monica in the spring?!