I am a serious smeller. As a kid I remember getting teased for sniffing things. If you had a set of the fancy Mr. Sketch Smelly Markers I was at your mercy. Certain scents bring me such comfort and joy.
Aromatherapy has been so interesting to me for many years. My boys grew up with lavender oil being rubbed on their feet and sleepy mist being sprayed over them to bring good dreams. When they were sick I gave them Thieves oil blend and diffused healing oils in their rooms. Orange oil in the car for nausea started when I was pregnant and I kept it for their car sickness years when their inner ears were wonkey. My ex wasn't a believer and joked I was a witch but plant oils have been used by so many cultures for years for remedies I felt strongly they could do no harm and generally the scents were beautiful.
There is also heaps of research on how they work available if you are up to some reading. I found a really well written piece on the wonderful blog Intoxicated On Life called A Skeptics Guide to Essential Oils and How They Work. For the past year or so I have had lots of comments from people on the plant oils I have been wearing and some people are really drawn by them. I wear them for my sanity and enjoyment but I get many people saying things like: you smells so good, or you smell like the spa or I love your Kerry smell. I am the same with my my friend Jaye from Bare Nature Products, she creates divine soaps and lotions and often smells like the oils of the scents she has been working with. I have also had some negative reactions from people sensitive to some scents like patchouli that I really like in blends in the colder months. I have taken notes on the specific, stronger scents I have been wearing when someone sensitive is affected.
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