Your Own Perfume
the human brain,
the same area that stores memories and emotions also processes
sensations, or smells. It's little wonder, then, that some memories
back recollections of a specific odor and that certain odors can evoke
a vivid memory.
are aromatic fast foods, crafted for appeal to a broad-based olfactory
constituency, whereas personal perfumes are like a home-cooked meal,
with all your favorite flavors.
have the firm
belief that people can access emotional healing and mental harmony by
a personalized perfume, one that contains all their favorite memories
favorable emotional content," writes Kendra Grace in her 'Aromatherapy
perfumes for clients, Grace has her "patient" respond to a couple dozen
different essential oils (lavender, lemon, jasmine, etc.), grading them
on their appeal. Then, taking those that are most pleasing, she blends
a personal perfume carefully balance between "base, middle and top
rose, etc) are the "fixers" of botanical perfumery, providing a steady
base upon which to create a blend. Middle notes (lemon, rosemary, etc)
are mild smells that help mediate the more flamboyant top notes
chamomile) that make the strongest aromatic presence.
used as a carrier for the essential oils, which make up just 10 to 35
of the finished perfume.
important in blending, and I believe intuition can be invoked if the
state of mind is exercised," Grace points out. "We all have the same
but this potential needs to be activated in order to function."
Your Own Organic Perfume
Creating a fragrance
that is unique to your personality - and organic - is
relatively easy. First, explore the range of essential
from sandalwood and chamomile to lavender and jasmine to find a
fragrance that matches your needs. Don't be afraid to combine scents to
compose an original fragrance.
settled on a fragrance, create a mixture of approximately
85% organic vodka and 15% essential oil in a decorative glass jar.
Cover the jar and let the miture stand for several days.
in a tablespoon of filtered water for each ounce of
vodka, stir, and allow the completed formula to sit for a few more
Pocketbook' profiles 17
essential oils, from basil to ylang
detailing their characteristics and therapeutic properties. Practical
and recipes for use in cosmetics, medicine, emotional therapy and even
magic are included in the compact paperback volume. An excellent
as well as an interesting introduction to the art of aromatherapy, this
book will inspire those who are sensitive to the power of scent.
Art of Aromatherapy an
introduction into the world of
This attractive, easy-to-read reference contains many of the basics
need to start incorporating aromatherapy into your daily routine. After
a brief but informative introduction to the medicinal and therapeutic
of plant essences, this little book gets down to business. Thirty of
most popular essential oils are presented, first with a brief
and place in history, then moving into the practical and medicinal
one whiff of the simple
aromatherapy recipes in Aromatherapy:
Recipes for Beauty, Health, and Well-Being can raise your spirit and
your energy. Recipes in this little booklet include Sleepytime Balm,
Oil, Aging-Skin Lotion, Cucumber Toner, Velleda, Body Tonic, Nourishing
the first section of this The
Good Herb, author Judith Benn
Hurley profiles 45 herbs and
how to use
their nourishing and rejuvenating properties in the kitchen, the
and the medicine cabinet. In the second section, she shares remedies
herbal masters to beautify, fortify, and heal many common problems.
includes growing tips and aromatherapy ideas.
Pocketbook (Llewellyn, 1999) by
Kendra Grace. Paperback, 228
Art of Aromatherapy:
Guide to Using Essential
Oils for Health and Relaxation
for Beauty, Health,
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