My learning curve is still quite steep, but I am having fun and gaining great insights.
This reading was bang-on for where I am in the moment and to be honest, a bit brutal 🙂
German Chamomile: ‘Letting go’ • For me, especially letting go of the past and the things I cannot change.
Eucalyptus Radiata: ‘Integration’ • For me, releasing fears and negative beliefs so I can move into my calling – that is, integrate all the wonderful experiences and teachings I have had the privilege to receive – and put these to masterful use.
Cinnamon Leaf: ‘Coldness and Introversion’ • Isolating is my go-to strategy when life gets overwhelming and ‘too tough’ for me to handle. I shall work towards practices of self-care rather than introversion and isolation.
I blended 2 drops of each essential oil in my 5 ml roller-ball and topped it off with some apricot carrier oil. A wonderful and interesting synergy of aroma!
If you would like to see these beautiful cards in-person, I’ll have them with me this Saturday at the Guelph Farmers’ Market.
I have greatly enjoyed reading Aftel’s latest work. Available for borrowing at the Guelph Public Library. Enjoy. Cheers, Lisa
Description from website:
In Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent, through five major players in the epic of aroma, Mandy Aftel explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the native, the familiar, the authentic. Frankincense, an aromatic resin, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring.
Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with — and reveling in — aroma. Vintage line drawings grace a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read.