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Tag: aromatherapy

Candles, Fire, and Aromatherapy

I both love and fear fire. You could say fire is my favorite example of the complications of our emotional brains; fire embodies our potential for creation and destruction. Fire is the rebirth of the phoenix, the stove in the kitchen, and the glory hole in my graduate glassblowing class. I’ll be exploring more about…

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Scented Soap for Sensory Sensitivity

I just love a freshly scented bath with a nicely textured soap. 🤗 Textures are a huge deal for many autistic people; touch can make or break an autistic person’s vulnerability to meltdowns, shutdowns, anxieties, and other “bad day” stuff. For instance, I used to wear sweatpants in elementary school (despite bullying) because jeans stripped me of all…

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Diffused Essential Oils for Depression

The following essential oils have been suggested for depression: basil; bergamot; cedarwood; chamomile; clary sage; jasmine; geranium; ginger; grapefruit; frankincense; lavender; orange; patchouli; peppermint; rose; rosemary; sandalwood; turmeric; vetiver; ylang-ylang. Reading Aromatherapy I recommend exploring the four links I embedded above, if you’d like to read more about the effects of specific essential oils; or…

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June is Aromatherapy Awareness Week

Event: Aromatherapy Awareness Week Time: June 11th – 16th, 2018 Project: Aromatherapy Mixes In the month of June, I’m sticking my nose into a đź’•new project:đź’• a poetry collection based primarily on the sense of smell, which I’m calling “olfactory poetry,” like an aromatic extension of “visual poetry.” This project will be made in recognition of Aromatherapy Awareness Week,…

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