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You might wonder why aroma
therapy applies to interior design psychology. Our
method of interior design supports the five senses.
Aroma Therapy Promotes Happiness in Your Home
By Jeanette Joy Fisher
therapy has been around for at least 4,000 years, and is
known to have been used by the ancient Egyptians for
massage, healing, and embalming. But its uses for making
our homes enjoyable places to live are just as
applicable today as they were during Egyptian times.
Although itís not generally known, our sense of smell is
the one we human beings use more than any other. We have
to open our eyes in order to see; our ears hear only
sporadically; we need to eat something to taste it; and
we need to touch something to feel it. But we don't have
to do anything but breathe in order to smell. With that
in mind, we should be able to enjoy any room in our
homes just as much with our eyes closed as with them
Our Human Emotional Response to Scents
Our olfactory senses have a profound impact on our
emotions and arouse powerful memories. For instance,
just close your eyes and remember about how you felt the
last time you smelled fresh bread baking in the oven. On
the other hand, being constantly bombarded by unpleasant
scents will make people irritable and more likely to act
out in anger.
Human beings have strong reactions to scents, and some
people are more sensitive to scents than others. A
home's occupants get used to their home's odors, and
often aren't even aware of them. After all, humans are
territorial by nature, and the scent of our home is
reassuring to us.
Scents can also be used to
enhance the positive feelings we want to encourage
within our homes.
If you want to promote harmony and good feelings in your
home, for your family and for visitors, you must
introduce scents that support pleasant memories and
behavior while ridding your home of offensive odors that
can have a negative effect.
Which scents bring about the most desirable effects?
Aroma therapists recommend using only natural essential
oils, rather than synthetic ones, even if those
artificial oils have been derived from natural sources,
because the exact formulation of an essential oil is
virtually impossible to reproduce in the laboratory.
Essential oils help with virtually every human
condition, and aroma therapists have developed a wide
array of scents to help their clients cope with whatever
situation they may be facing in their lives. Therapists
formulated essential oil aphrodisiacs, energizers, and
oil combinations designed to help with relaxation, hair
and skin care, and even the symptoms of PMS.
Your home should be a place of harmony and good
feelings, and the use of aroma therapy can be a powerful
tool in your quest to bring peace and joy into your
interior living space.
I am not an expert in essential
oils because my daughter Katie knows which oil helps
with a particular problem. I know that the sense of
smell needs support and I rely on Katie's expertise. If
you want specific advice,
email Katie for help.
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