TAG: Aromatherapy

Out of The Ordinary Herb Gardens

Out of The Ordinary Herb Gardens

Herbs can be a favorite of many gardeners. Herbs can be grown any time of year indoors with proper lighting and growing conditions. Outdoor herb gardens are usually started once the fear of frost is gone. Some can be grown from seeds and others do best when started outside as rooted plants. Many are easy to grow and some varieties require only minimal upkeep with just occasional weeding and watering in drought conditions. For example, mint and many types of oregano will completely take over more than their share of garden space without much care. Themed herb gardens like pizza… read more

Aromatic Design

Aromatic Design

The use of scent can have a profound effect on the impression of a space. While quality design tries to evoke the senses, one element that may seemingly get lost as important in the process is the incorporation of natural aromatics. Spaces are often more than just what is seen. There is also an invisible mood often which can be attributed to, among other things, fragrances in the air. Sensory experiences, especially odors, can bring back memories associated with a particular smell or group of smells. Research on the importance of smell has been conducted in numerous studies. Chemesthesis, or… read more