It's only a little over 3 weeks (Feb. 26) until Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery hits the book stores! This week I received 2 large cartons filled with my copies of the book from the publisher. After working so hard to get it write/right, opening the cartons was a real thrill, and one I'll never get tired of!
I'm so happy with the cover of Scent to Kill. It's what I dreamed of when I wanted to write a cozy mystery so long ago. It's really evocative of the story too, which is about a psychic and a haunted mansion and lavender fields and aromatherapy.
At the beginning of each chapter in the book I focus on a different scent and it's therapeutic uses. The second chapter begins with Willow McQuade, holistic/naturopathic doctor, talking about Jasmine, one of her (and my) favorite scents:
"The aroma of jasmine (Jasminum officinale v. grandiflorum) is intoxicatingly sweet, exotic, and floral. It is incredibly therapeutic for a variety of conditions. Jasmine essential oil eases mild depression, anxiety, and tension. It also balances energy and helps you feel more optimistic. It calms coughs and laryngitis, soothes sore muscles, stiffness, and sprains. You can apply it topically, use it on a warm or cool compress, put it in the bath, inhale it from your palm, or put it in your diffuser. It will make any room an oasis."
One of my favorite places to buy essential oils is Floracopeia: www.floracopeia.com. For a chance to win a copy of Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery please leave a comment about your favorite scent and how you use it! Until then, I'm yours naturally! Chrystle Fiedler