Monday, April 7, 2014

F is for Fragrance

Fragrance is magical....

We remember past moments and also some special people when a fragrance wafts in at unexpected moments.

I have many special memories associated with many different fragrances. The smell of a new books inevitably takes me back to school going days. Jasmine smell reminds me of those marriages I had attended and reminds me of many blushing brides.

I read about Aromatherapy recently and came to know about how fragrance can be used for our benefits.

Sharing some such uses.

Fragrance to relieve Anger:  Chamomile, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose Ylang-ylang.

Fragrances to relieve Anxiety:  Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Hyssop, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Peach, Rose, Rose Geranium and Violet Leaf.

Fragrances to increase Confidence: Frankincense, Jasmine, Patchouli and Sandalwood.

Fragrances to ease Depression: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood, Tangerine and Ylang-ylang.

Fragrances to improve Memory: Bay Laurel, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon and Rosemary.

Fragrances to ease Sorrow: Clary Sage, Cypress, Fir, Marjoram, Rosemary and Sage.

Fragrances used as Aphrodisiacs: Jasmine, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla and Ylang-ylang.

Fragrances to invigorate and overcome Fatigue: Angelica, Benzoin, Camphor, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove Basil, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Lemon, Peppermint, Pine, Sage and Spiced Apple.

Fragrances to deal with stress, nervous tension and Insomnia: Bergamot, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Cloves, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Sweet Melissa, Valerian, Vanilla, Violet, and Ylang-ylang.

Leaving you to ponder on this quote...

This post is a part of Blogging from A-Z April Challenge.

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. My theme is #Learning Everyday, I post about new random things every day.
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  1. I have bookmarked this post for future reference! Very informative indeed!

  2. That's really informative... so many flowers and they are helpful in so very different ways.. :-)

  3. One of my favorites is smell of burning wood in the hills!

  4. What about musk? That is my favourite...

  5. Even I have heard about aroma therapy.. And lovely quote :)

  6. Even I have heard about aroma therapy.. And lovely quote :)

  7. You certainly wrote a wonderful article for the AtoZ challenge, and on a topic I'm fond of. Aromatherapy makes one relax in both mind and body. Well done.

  8. Wow, any idea if it works? Will try them some day..

  9. I am sensitive to many spells but aroma therapy does look interesting
    Dropping by from A to Z

  10. Yes you are right smells are linked with our memories