One of the aspects of fall that I love are the smells of evergreens, smoky fires, and leaves that linger in the air. I have heard it said that smell is one of our biggest memory triggers, and a certain smell can definitely hurtle you back in time to a certain memory.
Aromatherapy takes our sense of smell a step further. Certain scents and essential oils can not only affect our moods and our memories, but they can improve our physical well-being. One of my favorite essential oils is lavender. I used to dislike the smell, as some of my clients do, but it’s really grown on me over the years.
The benefits of lavender are many, which is part of what changed my mind about it:
- overall first aid oil
- immune booster
Wow, all this from that little purple flower; it’s nice to know that certain lovely scents can also literally improve our health.
In future posts, I’ll talk about some of my other favorites: peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, and bergamot. For now though, here’s to that little purple flower that packs quite a punch!
For more: UMMC on lavender