June 19, 2013 by marceladevivo
Aromatherapy can get a bad rap: there are those who think it’s some kind of quackery, and others who dismiss it as a pleasant, but ineffective gift basket filler during the holidays. In reality, aromatherapy is an effective, yet subtle way to enhance moods and cure minor ailments (and yes, they smell nice, too).
While the power of fragrances might seem like voodoo to some, the science is simple: you’re breathing in trace amounts of oils and other ingredients that modify your body chemistry. You can, of course, use candles or store-bought sprays, but here are some elementary, homemade ways to feel better and create a more pleasant environment: