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Anyone Else Into Aromatherapy?

💥This discussion was created on March 28, 2021💥

 

I have 3 wax scents that I rotate each night at bedtime. Lol, spent way too much $$$ on scented candles, sprays, etc. These work better for me and finally found 3 scents that work for me. Some I could not smell = garbage.

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Do you like the odor of cucumber?

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@aruzinsky wrote:

Do you like the odor of cucumber?


💥Hi @aruzinsky I have never used it for aromatherapy, only as face wipes. I got them at Dollar Tree. How about you?💥

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I only mentioned it because the odor of cucumber is due to the chemical, melonal, which is inexpensive and very powerful.  It's a liquid that can be treated like an essential oil, make wax candles or whatever.  For $3 you can buy enough melonal to make your house smell like cucumber forever.

 

https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-6157-melonal-givaudan.aspx

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

I only mentioned it because the odor of cucumber is due to the chemical, melonal, which is inexpensive and very powerful.  It's a liquid that can be treated like an essential oil, make wax candles or whatever.  For $3 you can buy enough melonal to make your house smell like cucumber forever.

 

https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-6157-melonal-givaudan.aspx

 


💥Thanks @aruzinsky I will check this out. 😁💥

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Hey Angela , I always carry a tiny container of peppermint oil with me.  Love essential oils, but artificial fragrances and perfumes can instantly plug my nose and give we itchy eyes.  So when I'm exposed to those things, a drop of peppermint under my nose can block the odors. 

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Hi @Rhymesometimes sounds RELAXING!!!! Thank you for making the time to join our discussion 🙂 🙂 🙂 

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@ByeAll2021 , It is relaxing. Also like to put a few drops in my green smoothies, and it tastes like dessert! As a matter of fact, that's going to be part of our dinner tonight.  Signing off, got a date with my Vitamix blender. 🤗

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Hi Angela, great question, don't know why I didn't see this post earlier. As a subtle energy modality, aromatherapy can be quite powerful. I learned quite early that the lavender scent that everyone loves and recommends will trigger a migraine for me, so I stay far away from that. But the various citrus aromas are indeed energizing and mood lifting, vanilla is calming, and spices like cinnamon and clove are grounding for me. I blend some essential oils with water and use as a germ inhibiting and odor dissipating bathroom spray. And another blend with lemon grass and spices are helpful for peaceful sleep.

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💥May 2, 2021💥

 

Hi @DeahWA AARP does not make it easy to find stuff on this board 😂🤣 I APPRECIATE you stopping by to join our discussion!!!!

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So true. Some days it's just not worth the time and trouble to scroll through all the clutter to get to the good stuff. IMHO. 😉

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💥May 2, 2021💥

 

lol @DeahWA Girl, when I was a newbie, I was so CONFUSED. Hopefully AARP will move the board into the 21st century to keep members. I joined October 2019, had to step away in 2020 (hate online drama). Gave it another try 2021 and noticed all the folks that use to keep things interesting were MIA 🙄 Anyway, such is life @DeahWA 

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Yep, that would be good. One way to help control the drama is to give participants the ability to hide posts and block members who agitate. There might be a lot more participation here if we could do that. Otherwise, stepping back is about the only option for enforcing personal boundaries. 

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I like things that smell good. Big candle fan 🕯 I have some essential oils, which I use to make my own candles sometimes and to put in my unscented lotions and soaps. I like lighting a good-smelling candle and then taking a relaxing bath while listening to healing frequencies. It's a good vibe and makes me feel centered and relaxed.

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I am not interested in aromatherapy but I have a huge selection of essential oils that I use for culinary purposes.  It may interest you to know that most pure flavor chemicals are liquids that can be treated like essential oils.

 

It may interest you to know that it is illegal to buy/sell sassafras oil because it can be used to make the illegal drug, ecstasy.  Also, sassafras oil was outlawed from root beer circa 1960 because the FDA suspected that it was  a carcinogen. Do you know what sassafras smells like?  I have a couple of ounces or real (not fake) sassafras oil that I bought over 40 years ago. 

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