Friday, May 7, 2010

Scent Freak

I firmly believe in Aromatherapy--as far as believing goes--I don't pray to it or anything.
I'm the type of person who is always burning scented candles, incense and essential oils.
But my passion for the right smell does not stop there...nooo. It spills over into other things, like body lotions, bath oils and salts, car air fresheners, room sprays, herbal tea blends, spices and as of late salad dressings! Yes... you heard me... .

I am a little bit of a witch when it comes to aroma therapy and herbal teas, I'm usually bent over a container mixing and blending until it smells just right. I'm a purist, I like the basic smells, and then I mix them. Like those Scentcy bars, I love those! I just bought a scent called Sugar and one called Enchanted Mist, mix them together and voila--a perfect clean house smell.

When I lock my bedroom door to do Yoga, I light an incense cone called Amber-Patchouli that sets the mood perfectly for relaxing and meditating.

Then when my kids have a cold I buy this super powerful Australian Eucalyptus oil called "Eucal" from ebay that clears the nasal passages of everyone within a mile radius.

So you can imagine how exited I got when I learned about this aromatherapy beauty secret from a friend of mine that is from India. She has a 7 year old daughter, who is beautiful and always smells so good! I asked my friend what Sumi was using that made her smell like an exotic wild flower. She said that in India, when you bathe your daughter you perform a ritual of rubbing them with scented olive oil. She said that she has a tray of essential oils and she just mixes them in a small glass container full of olive oil and--depending on how she wants Sumi to feel--creates the scent. On that particular day Sumi was wearing Geranium,Lavender and a little bit of Frankincense.

I was so thrilled! I have a ton of olive oil in my kitchen! It just never occurred to me to put it on my skin. It makes perfect sense though... olive oil on your skin and hair is one of the oldest tricks in the book--the Bible--that is.

Well... since then I have been mixing essential oils like crazy! Now I can mix them as I go. I just ask myself, "do I feel minty today, fruity, floral or earthy? Do I need to chill or to be energized?"

I also ventured out and put it on my hair one day(just the tips), and it took the frizz out!

...What can I say, I am a scent freak!


  1. I love this, Silvina. When I was a new person on this earth, the first fragrance I can remember is olive oil. My mother had used it to bathe my brand new little brother and he smelled so good just then, that I could have licked him! It has always been my favorite food fragrance--it always carries me back...
    Keep on blogging--this is delightful! Love to you!
    Florence Bancroft

  2. Thanks Florence! I am trying to promote a book that I recently wrote, that's why I started blogging. It's nice to know that there's someone out there reading...
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