Monday, February 11, 2013
Snow, Aromatherapy & a Giveaway!
I live in New York and I'm still digging out from winter storm Nemo so I'm a bit behind with this week's post. We had several feet of snow here and my backyard is a winter wonderland with birds and squirrels snacking on the sunflower seeds and bread I've thrown out. The bad news is my car is stuck in the snow. However, the snowfall in New England was much more extreme. In fact, I attended Boston University during the big blizzard of 1978 and I remember that the mountains of snow that had been removed from the street were as high as houses!
But back to my running theme, aromatherapy. I didn't want the week to go by without giving you some new information about this practice that's featured in Scent to Kill, my latest natural remedies mystery.
One the most effective ways to practice aromatherapy is to use an electronic diffuser. I keep one in my bedroom. You just add water and essential oils and turn it on. It works by sending small aromatic particles into the air. Not only does it smell great, a diffuser can help with respiratory problems, enhance immune response and emotional well-being, and act as an air antiseptic. For example, when I have sinus problems, I might use eucalyptus or pine.
You can also use a candle diffuser by placing five to ten drops of essential oil in the diffuser and lighting the candle. This method is wonderful for enhancing room ambiance and making you feel really good. Leave a comment here for a chance to win a copy of my new book Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery!