Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

This year, I can’t WAIT for Spring to arrive. It has been a long, cold winter. After the holiday cheer and the new year refreshing and the cozy-by-the-fire feelings wore off, my home felt heavy with cold, negative energy. I enjoy snow and the chill in the air for a few weeks—or even a few Read More

Small Space, Big Fragrance: Home Fragrance for Apartment Dwellers

When you’re living in a small, downtown apartment (like I am), you might assume you don’t need much in the way of home fragrance products to keep your small space smelling fresh. But what I’ve discovered after years of living in an apartment is that the smaller the space, the more need there is for Read More

Smell. The final sensory frontier? Aromachology might get us there.

Even though I grew up with a very kind-hearted and loving father, he smoked cigars. There’s no way I found anything he did off-putting, but I disliked the smell of his cigar smoke. There’s nothing pleasing for me about it today either, though I do think of my Dad the moment my nose detects it. Read More

Ultrasonic Diffuser Blends to Try This Valentine’s Day

I don’t know about you, but I have an extreme aversion to bad smells…dirty socks, smelly sink drains, anything in the bathroom (lol): can’t stand them! And on Valentine’s Day, nothing kills the romantic mood like a foul stench in the air… I’ve used almost every fragrance product out there to get rid of any Read More

Pamper Your Valentine to “Make Her Feel (Your) Love”

If you haven’t noticed, I’m in a “love songs” mood as I’m writing this series of blog posts for the Valentine’s Season. Today’s post is an ode to Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love.” Music is one of my favorite things, and as excited as I get for Christmas Music each year, I may get Read More

We “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with These Aromas

Are you “Crazy in Love”? Do you love “Just the Way (She) Look(s) Tonight”? Do you have a “Funny Valentine”? Do you hope you and your loved one will say “Let’s Stay Together”? Are you ready to say, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: I’m Yours” to your Valentine? Are you and your Valentine an “Eternal Flame”? You Read More

Aromatherapy Essentials: New Organic & Pure Belle Aroma Essential Oils

What do you know about essential oils and aromatherapy? Before I started using essential oils, I heard tons of random information about them, and it was, honestly, overwhelming. There is so much information about what essential oils can do to support our physical, mental, and emotional health, and there is a lot of competing information Read More

Aromatherapy Scent Pendant: Can a product be your friend?

I recently had the opportunity to try a new addition to The Gift of Scent product offerings. And I’m ready to call this product my friend. Its name is “Aromatherapy Scent Pendant™” from the Belle Aroma® brand of fragrance diffusers. It’s a locket with a pretty ceramic flower charm inside which you can load with Read More

Energize Your New Year with Essential Oils

Whether or not you’re setting New Year Resolutions in 2021, we could all use a boost of energy to tackle this next year. There are so many pieces that go into cultivating a healthy energy level: quality of sleep, stress level, exercise/movement, hydration, quality of food you consume, etc. There are also hundreds of supplements Read More

A Gift of Scent is a Gift of Love.

Is it better to give or receive?   Over the ages, gift-giving has been a sign of friendship, love, admiration, or deep regard for the recipient. Three kings of middle eastern descent walked a long way with their gathered emulsions of gold, frankincense, and myrrh —tirelessly harvested distillations of precious metals, tree resins, plants, and Read More