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Breathing is Living

20 Aug

I read this from Aromafloria’s website and would like to share this with you:

Breathing is Living

“Long breath, long life. Short breath, short life. No breath, death.”- The Tao of Breath

The history of working with the breath is universal. Taoist masters carefully observed that our emotions influence the way we breathe. When we are angry, our breathing becomes heavy. When we are sad, our breathing becomes choked. When we are happy, our breathing becomes fluid and smooth. When we are peaceful, our breaths become long and quiet.

Breathing is something common we share with every human being. It’s with us from the day we are born and it’s the very last thing that leaves us in life. Everywhere we go we breathe, unconsciously most of the time. Thus the art of breathing is one of the most accessible tools on our road to wellness, and it costs nothing.

When we find ourselves in stressful situations, our breath becomes shorter and we even forget to breathe, leaving us with an even stronger feeling of anxiousness. By acknowledging the power of breathing, we can help ease stress with a simple exercise that can be done anywhere, anytime.

Power Breath: Helps relieve stress and anxiety. Stretches lungs and increases breathing capacity. Do this ritual first thing every morning or when in stressful situations.

1. Take a deep, deep breath, filling your lungs to full capacity.

2. Exhale completely, emptying your lungs of all air.

3. Repeat five times.

July 2010 Special!10% Off on all citrus scented products!

7 Jul

What citrus scent can do to our minds?

Citrus – Energy, refreshing, uplifting and clean

Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Verbena – all these scents enhance energy, are great wake-up and perk-uppers! Try one of these scents in a soap, bubble bath or shower gel, or even a lotion, especially in the morning. The smell of orange helps provide emotional balance and bring on a positive outlook. In Summer, try keeping a citrus scent in the refrigerator before spritzing, for a cool splash!

These scents can be invigorating and have a mind clearing effect that aids concentration too!

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The Power of the Bath

21 May

“Healing begins with an aromatic bath and daily massage.”
– Hippocrates

For centuries, hydrotherapy has been considered an important treatment for a wide range of ailments. Aromatic baths releases powerful scented oils through steam that can give relief from pain, sinus and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema; they can also treat emotional imbalances, headache, fluid retention, stress, insomnia, muscle aches and circulatory problems.

Create your own private world. Use the power of the bath and create a space of solitude and complete relaxation. In the wonderful world of a comforting bath we can free the mind while we immerse the body in a haven of healing.

Path to the Perfect Bath

1. Prepare
Start the experience even before you submerge into the steaming, warm bath infused with powerful aromas. Allow your body to relax as the soothing sound of running water fills up the room. Play relaxing music and dim the lights.
2. Add Aroma
Add the essential oil, bath salt or gel of choice, or one that will achieve the results you’re seeking. As the steam from the hot water fills the air, your aromatherapy treatment begins.

3. Set the Mood
Decorate your surroundings with candles, flowers and other mood enhancing articles. As your bath is getting ready, prepare yourself physically and emotionally-your tempo before and after is part of the experience as well. Take your time.

4. Submerge
Slowly step into the hot water, allowing your body to adjust to the heat. Soak, relax, breathe. This is a YOU focused time. Let the steam, water and aroma take you away.

5. Emerge
Wrap yourself in a clean, soft towel or your favorite bathrobe. Allow your body to cool down before carefully moisturizing your entire body to complete the treatment.

Special Tips For the Ultimate Experience

A morning bath can make you feel revitalized. Use a stimulating essential oil such as rosemary or jasmine.

Don’t stay in the tub too long, as an ultra-long bath strains your circulation and hot water dissolves your skin’s natural lipids. There is a definite correlation between bath temperatures, duration of soak and the mood your bath leaves you in.

REFRESHING
77 degrees F to 86 degrees F – Duration 10 minutes

RELAXING
98 degrees F to 102 degrees F – Duration 15-20 minutes

THERAPEUTIC
102 degrees F to 104 degrees F – Duration 10-30 minutes. To treat a cold or induce sweating.

– From Aromafloria
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Smells can do a number on you brain

21 Apr

Alan Hirsch, the founder and neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, a Chicago- based organization that studies the effects of scents asserts that smell can change a person’s perception of her surroundings. Here are a few more of his “functional fragrance” suggestions:

To Make The Room Bigger:
The smell of cucumber creates a subconscious perception that surroundings are more spacious than they are.

To Add Homeyness:
Want guests to feel welcome? Vanilla elicits “a feeling of safety and comfort” Baking cookies or bread works, he says, since most people associate baking smells with positive memories from childhood.

To Suppress the munchies:
If you tend to nibble as you cook, a peppermint scent in the kitchen will curb your urge to nosh, Hirsch says. Not mad about mint? Banana also does the trick.

To fire up your work-out:
Strawberries is the scent to turn to if you want an energy boost while exercising.

To get smart:
Once you’ve outfitted your home office with a flat-panel computer monitor and a powerful modem, add a bouquet. Says Hirsch, “We found a mixed floral smell increases learning speed”

Please check out our website to see if you can find those wonderful scents:
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Enjoy Aromatherapy during a shower

18 Apr

You can enjoy aromatherapy without taking a bath! Shower steamer can do the magic job for you.

I always tell our customers that you can use one shower steamer up to a month even though the product description saying that it is for one time use. Just remember to put it on a dish and if you want to have strong aromatherapy, put it nearby the shower head; if you just want to have mild aromatherapy, put it a little bit far away from the shower head.

Our shower steamers don’t have any color and they will steam up everytime when you take a shower and stay dry right after you finish the shower so there won’t be any mess in your shower room. I know what you are thinking…..yes! you can even take the used shower steamer with you when you travel too!
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