One of the many things a Feng Shui consultant does is to help make a client’s home as happy and health as possible. That said, I can’t begin to count how many times I have walked into a client’s home and been overtaken by the sweet, cloying smell of artificial scent. Frequently my nose starts to run and I get a headache, not to mention feeling irritable.
The problem with artificial scent such as plug-in devises, sprays and scented sticks is that they are made of toxic chemicals. Once airborne, the toxic chemicals are inhaled and taken directly into the blood stream. If you use these products, take a look at the label and ask yourself if you would consider drinking the chemicals listed. Because like it or not, once you breathe in these products, you might as well be.
If you enjoy having scent in your home, consider Aromatherapy using natural, therapeutic grade essential oils.
Aromatherapy using natural essential oils is a healing and stress-reduction technique that is thousands of years old. Essential oils promote and restore physical, mental and emotional health, and impart a sense of well-being. Various aromas are thought to affect stress levels, hormone levels, metabolism, appetite, body temperature, immunity, and conscious thoughts.
Specific essential oils produce specific effects. Some are said to be uplifting and energizing, and others are calming and sedating. Still others are said to help balance mind and body.
Relaxing oils include: bergamot, chamomile, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, rose, and ylang ylang. Others, such as clary sage, elemi, fennel, frankincense, rosewood, sandalwood, and vetiver are also recommended to assist with stress problems. Basil, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh, orange, patchouli and thyme are said to produce a balancing effect by either stimulating or relaxing you, depending on your body’s needs. Peppermint oil awakens the mind and increases the powers of concentration, and so on.
The quality of essential oils varies greatly. What you find in the health food store may say Lavender oil, when in actuality it is mostly a carrier oil (such as grape seed or almond oil) with just a few drops of lavender added for scent. There is no regulation in the United States for essential oils, so it is very important that you purchase a brand you can trust.
Save your health and well-being…throw away those artificial scents NOW!
by Cathleen McCandless
Article Source: Feng Shui and Artificial Scents: Are You Poisoning Your Home?
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