Aromas are experienced through the breath, and greatly impact our experience of the world.
Think of how you feel when you step out the front door and take in that first breath of springtime. How does the tang of freshly grated lemon zest make you feel? What happens for you when you bury your nose in a delicious rose?
We can create deeply therapeutic and purely pleasurable experiences with aromatherapy. When we inhale, bringing in fresh oxygen, we also breathe in the molecules of aromas. Essential oils have the ability to support our emotional world, influence health and immunity and stimulate memory recall.
Our inner worlds are deeply affected by what we breathe in.
When blending essential oils to create an aroma you love, it is a creative, artistic process, not unlike mixing colors for a painting or creating a delicious salad. Follow your own sense of what smells good to you, making small adjustments to suit your mood.
When blending to create a therapeutic blend it helps to know the chemistry of the oils you're using. The chemistry can help you decide which oils will best address the issue you are blending for and will also inform you of any safety considerations.
I love combining beautiful aromas with a specific therapeutic action. What do you love about blending?
Want to learn more? Sign up for Aromahead Institute's free online class, Introduction to Essential Oils.