Saturday, September 26, 2015

Some Common Scents


By Gina Albertson
From Peg Cochran’s Cranberry Cove Series

Hi, Gina here.  I own Making Scents, an aromatherapy shop in Cranberry Cove.  Most of the locals have never heard of aromatherapy and my business consists mostly of the tourists who arrive in droves in the summer and fall.

The locals are coming around though.  I’ve invited them to a few events at my store where they could try out the different essential oils for themselves.  They all seemed pretty nervous at first, but a few spritzes of lavender oil always calms them down.

Chamomile is wonderful for migraines and has become quite popular.  Eucalyptus is very effective against sinus infections and frangipani is an aphrodisiac but everyone is too shy to ask for it.

Tell me, have you ever tried aromatherapy?  Would you?


You can meet the rest of the inhabitants of Cranberry Cove in Berried Secrets.  And look out for Berry the Hatchet which is coming in May!

8 comments:

  1. Lavender is magical. A trained aromatherapist can do some amazing healing work. Turns out the sense of smell was one of the first senses to evolve, making it almost primal; the olfactory nerve is located in the limbic part of the brain, also the center of emotions, making the sense of smell particularly evocative.

    Pepper, from the Spice Shop Mysteries

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  2. We use lavender scented eye bags in my restorative yoga class. it can be very relaxing, but some times it can be a bit strong like menthal and work just the opposite

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    1. That sounds heavenly! I used to tell my daughter that my lavender spray was a "sleeping potion" and it would help her sleep (she called it my sleeping ocean lol). At the time, I had no idea that was actually true!

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  3. We use lavender all the time for keeping the house call. With three kids, you have to have something calming in the house! We use both fresh and essential oil.

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    1. Calm, not call...hahaha! We use it to keep the house calm.

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  4. I always use a lavender spritz on my pillow before I go to bed... It is pleasant, refreshing.........oh, sorry, I dozed off. I can't wait to read Berried Secrets. kat8762@aol.com

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  5. I didn't know that about frangipani! Marshall Fields used to make fantastic frangipani chocolate mint candies, called Frango Mints. I just like bath salts and hand lotions that smell good.

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