We usually think of sight and hearing as our main senses. But what we smell has the strongest impact on our mind. The olfactory receptors in your brain connect directly to your limbic system, where feelings and emotions begin.
That may be why essential oils -- the distilled essence of various plants and flowers -- are so potent.
fragrance wheel from drom, from ‘top notes’ (citrus) around to ‘bass notes’ (musk), one of many different attempts to taxonomize the scents used in perfumery
When I was young, my emotions and my sense of place and time were quite powerfully connected with my sense of smell.
I remember the smell of different places: When, as a young boy, I visited the UK, I could distinguish many of its places by their smell, even with my eyes closed. I am told that, in those days, England used a lot of diesel fuel compared to Canada, and Wales of course produced a lot of coal, and that concentration of carbons might have signalled to my ‘palette’ of remembered smells to tell me where we were. Though I also noted that the skies in the three countries, and different places within them, also had unique shades of blue, so it may be that my sense of place was triangulated somewhat by those clues as well.
If you tell most medical doctors that essential oils bring about healing with no negative side effects, they won’t believe you. This is because in medical school, students are repeatedly told by their professors that all effective medicines have negative side effects, and if they don’t then they can’t be effective.
Ritual is an ancient and intrinsic art form of being human. Grounding in nature, it is a powerful tool for promoting resiliency, solidarity and a much-needed constant in a world that is constantly changing.
Flus, Colds and Viruses love the winter months when people spend more time indoors. The majority of the population generally spends less time getting fresh air and that daily dose of natural Vitamin D that we’re accustomed to during the summer months.
Dark spots, brown spots, liver spots, whatever you call them, are really annoying. You feel like it makes you look bad. On top of that, these dark perky marks mostly appear on the face, hands, shoulders, and arms that are visible to others.
If your skin is getting too much exposure to the sun, it can be one reason you are experiencing dark spots (called hyperpigmentation). But here is the thing; it is not the only factor that causes it. Hormonal changes, pregnancy, aging, acne are some of the reasons.