How do I use potpourri?

Potpourri are dried scented flowers, pleasing to the eye and sense of smell. Among their many effects, your decorating choices can serve to stimulate or soothe your senses. Bright colors stimulate, while soft fabrics and cushions relax.One sense that you might easily overlook, though it has a powerful effect on mood, is the sense of smell. To easily create a passive, pleasing scent environment in your home, add potpourri to each room; it even has the added benefit of visual appeal.


Soothing Bedroom

Lavender has relaxing and calming properties, so add lavender potpourri to a small decorative bowl on...

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Oil Burners - Aromatherapy Uses

How to use an oil burner

Oil Burners are not only aesthetically pleasing to look at, and are sold now practically everywhere, and as you know they can be used not only at home but also in the office. One of the easiest ways is to use an oil burner with a tea light candle. To use oil burner with a tea light candle is very simple – fill the small container on the top with some water and add a few drops of essential oils (3-5 drops of essential oils would be sufficient, depends on the size of the room);...

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Why should I buy eco - friendly vegetable wax candles?

Why Soy Candles Are So Great

#1  Soy candles are natural because they are made from vegetable oil (soybeans). On the other hand,paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil. Hence, soy wax candles do not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere like paraffin candles do. They do not require chemicals to scent them.

Since soybeans are vegetables, soy wax (basically made from hydrogenated soybean oil) is naturally biodegradable. Soy wax is also easier to remove from materials and other surfaces than paraffin wax. Source



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Sense and Smell

Smell is a very direct sense. In order for you to smell something, molecules from that thing have to make it to your nose. Everything you smell, therefore, is giving off molecules,each with different vibrations. Those molecules are generally light, volatile (easy to evaporate) chemicals that float through the air into your nose. A piece of steel has no smell because nothing evaporates from it -- steel is a non-volatile solid.

At the top of your nasal passages behind your nose, there is a patch of special neurons about the size of a postage stamp. These neurons are unique in that they...

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How the Sense of Smell Control Our Minds

It May Freak You Out (a Little)
Yes, you can inhale fear—and it changes your brain, found a German study in which "fear sweat" sniffers showed increased activation in neural circuits associated with empathy (not so for sniffers of normal sweat). After breathing it in for at least five minutes, you may feel more anxious (and not know why), as volunteers did in a study at the Monell Chemical Senses Center.
It May Geek You Out
In an experiment led by Denise Chen at Rice University, female volunteers scored higher on a...

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