Blending Aromatherapy and Humor

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Nothing can strike a memory, a spark, and emotion more than a certain scent. Certain smells can trigger something within us, and make us well up with emotions. Whenever I smell Light Blue I think of my mom getting ready to go out for the evening when I was a child. Whenever I smell a campfire, I think of my Uncle who took me to the country western town Rawhide when I was little, and I would watch the crackling fires and take in that lovely, woody scent. Lavender reminds me of my husband.  All of these beautiful memories to say, that scent is a wonderful, powerful player in our lives, and I love to surround myself with them. Whether I am burning a candle, lighting incense or sprinkling essential oils around my house, I am always surrounding myself with beautiful, natural scents.

Aromatherapy is a powerful thing. It can facilitate healing on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. Here are just a few benefits of using daily aromatherapy:

  • Helps to eliminate feelings of depression
  • Provides relief from insomnia and stress
  • Boosts the immune & digestive systems
  • Increases circulation and energy within the body
  • Helps in treating indigestion & bloating

And those are just to name a few!

 

I recently collaborated with a funky fun company called Frankie & Myrrh, and they spray_the_bitch_away_white_background_close_up_900x.jpggenerously scent (see what I did there?) me a package to try out their aromatherapies! Upon opening the package, I was first impressed and amused with the naming of their products. I first spritzed some Hottie By Nature, and inhale the wonderful fragrance of vanilla and tangerine. Two of my favorite scents! Second, I sprayed the Spray The Bitch Away, which, if I can be completely honest, I needed that day in particular! This one had a floral scent with notes of lavender and citrus. The bright notes really did lift my mood, and now this one is a staple in my purse at all times. In addition, they also sent me Hippie Go Lucky ( which was a well- balanced patchouli and grapefruit blend) and Serenity Now!!! which, first made me laugh from the Seinfeld reference, and second, impressed me with its delicate woody fragrance with hints of citrus.

Frankie and Myrrh is a lighthearted, fun company that blends humor and healing together. I will share what the owner, Kim, says about herself and the company:

“I’m Kim, my venture into aromatherapy started as a stressed-beyond-belief social worker in Oakland, CA. Looking for an alternative to readily-available coping methods like Valium or whiskey,  I decided to try aromatherapy on the suggestion of a nurse/friend. Several college classes later, including a bitter struggle with organic chemistry, I started making what I thought at the time were the greatest blends of all-time blends.
The more monumental struggle was for me to explain my products to my friends, coworkers, and family. I would regale (aka bore-to-death) them with the virtues of sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, and aldehydes contained in the essential oils. To my surprise, they just weren’t fans of polysyllabic words like me. After awhile I started giving funny/stupid nicknames to my blends so that I could more easily explain their uses and benefits. To my surprise, suddenly people were more, much more interested and Frankie & Myrrh was born.
We hope that our products bring joy and fun to your lives.  
Have a wonderful day! Hope it smells awesome!!”
Oh, and hey! It’s almost the Holidays, isn’t it? Why not share some fresh scents and some healing with your friends and family?

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