The Sensuous and Healing Art of Fragrances

Posted by | August 19, 2014 | Aroma, Fragrances | No Comments

Fragrances are often concentrations or chemically created solutions that mimic a particular smell. Though fragrances are often used to mask strong and sometimes unpleasant smells, they are also very popular for their healing properties. Your peppermint candle is not only a reminder of the magical and enchanting Christmas but can also help you cure those horrid headaches and vertigo episodes.

Essential oils or fragrances can be found in almost all the products we use today such as-

  • Cosmetics
  • Skin and Hair products
  • Candles
  • Incense Sticks and Burning Oils
  • Baked Goods and Delicacy Stores

The various types of fragrances and their healing properties are-

Floral Fragrances

  • Lavandin

Lavandin a hybrid derived from lavender has a deep woody and spicy aroma that works well with a number of other fragrances as well. It does wonders for your body and mind as it helps to balance and purify it.

  • Sweet Marjoram

Sweet marjoram almost feels like a warm hug. Think of a Christmas pudding with traces of nutmeg that gives it an oriental yet masculine charm. It is wonderful to have products that feature it during the cold weather as it is warming and invigorating.

  • Neroli

Neroli is an addictive fragrance with the refreshing yet spicy aroma. Not only is it calming and soothing but is a very sensual fragrance.

Herbal Fragrances

  • Rosemary

Rosemary, the herb of remembrance has a distinctive camphor aroma and is used for its clarifying and stimulating properties.

  • Basil

Sweet Basil has a fresh green and a balanced sweet smell. Not only is it delicious to use but is an amazing addition due to its uplifting and energizing features.

  • Bay Leaves

Bay is derived from the bay rum tree and is eerily similar to the clove fragrance without imitating it. Spicy and sweet at the same time use it for the illuminating and affectionate property.

Fruit Based Fragrances

  • Grapefruit

The bitter sweet fragrance of a Grapefruit is a fresh and citric aroma that makes it popular in an array of products. A whiff of this will leave you refreshed and cheerful for a long time.

  • Bergamot

Bergamot is what life should smell like. Lively, sweet and exciting, this fragrance can be used as an inspiriting and self boosting technique as well. Oranges no matter what variety are evocative and can be used as an aphrodisiac. Pair it with another note or use it in the pure form as an immediate way of cheering yourself up or for its sensual benefits.

Wood Based Notes

  • Pinewood and Cones

Fragrances that mimic freshly cut pine can take you right back to winter.With its distinctive woody aroma, this fragrance is one of the most sought after globally. The refreshing and inviting aroma of this note is an invigorating addition to any product.

  • Cedarwood

Red cedarwood is derived from juniper, giving it the unforgettable balsamic and woody aroma of real cedarwood. Not only does it evoke a sense of inner strength and centeredness but is often used to treat emotional stress and anxiety.

  • Frankincense

Frankincense will remind you of a well created bottle of gin. From spicy and pepper based fragrances to a slight hint of lemon, this fragrance cuts right through the sweetness and has a haunting smell. Use it while meditating to calm your body and visualise your goals.

Although confectionary goods and such sweet fragrances may not have a direct healing property, these fragrances are the best way to lift somebody’s mood immediately without the additional calories. After all, lingering traces of freshly baked apple pie can make anyone’s stomach rumble.


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