Affirm yourself and run with it!
Today athletes use all sorts of things to get better in their sport, for example vitamins or special machines to measure oxygen content in the blood. We use drugs to take away our depression, we take medicine to lower our blood pressure. What about using our sense of smell?
Our sense of smell is one vehicle that is available to us to use to influence our bodies and our mood and enhance our performance. Our brains are wired for smell. Smell is one of the most powerful senses that we have. Scent has been used for centuries to enhance performance, sharpen the mind and focus the energy.
Try sandalwood to focus the mind and calm. Try rose to open the heart and bring a loving atmosphere. Try lemongrass for joy and energy today! Auroshikha makes a great essential oil of lemongrass-just a few drops in a diffuser does wonders!
Joy comes in many shapes and sizes every day. Sometimes it is just a delight in seeing a friend or hearing favorite music. Whatever brings you joy, do it and do it often. When you are happy and joyful, others are more inclined to be so too! Joy is a gift you give to yourself and to others around you…
Scent helps to bring joy and change perspective. Try taking an incense break or smelling a favorite perfume or essential oil. Keep a little bit of resin in your desk at work or your car and do some scent therapy whenever needed. It can really make a difference in your day!
Don’t forget to get your incense and candles at 10% off by shopping at Violet and Company before Black Friday! Low shipping and 10% off means big savings on your Nag Champa, India Temple incense, Dragon’s Blood resin and anything else you have been meaning to get!
“Without risk, faith is an impossibility.” ~Soren Kierkegaard
Sometimes, in this life, kindness, understanding and compassion is the biggest risk we can take. It is sometimes easier and much less scary to be: professional, cold, in a hurry, calculating, distracted, angry, disgruntled, begrudging, offended…the list could go on and on.
What kind of risk do we take when we meet each other face to face with no pretense, just person to person, unafraid to be delighted, hugged, overjoyed, surprised, hurt, happy, giggly, amazed, appreciative, compassionate, successful?
Well, we take a big risk. Being open, happy, gentle and compassionate is not easy but, luckily, like the Fool in tarot, if we step off of that emotional cliff with faith, we are almost always greeted with a soft landing and incredible rewards.
For centuries, Rose oil has been associated with love, drawing love and joy. Auroshika Rose Oil at Violet and Company incense is pre-blended essential oil of rose, just right for taking those big risks that bring the biggest rewards. Put a little on and see if it changes the course of your day!
to be immersed in a scent world,
is to shift your consciousness
and to awaken to the moment more fully.
~Mandy Aftel, Essence and Alchemy
We just got Mandala Art and Incense’s Tibetan Rose (Gulab) incense, straight from Nepal. This incense is incredible. It is earthy and subtle with a good infusion of rose. There is a muskiness about it that offsets the sweetness of the rose, creating a subtle balance. The incense comes in a paper tube, with 30 sticks of incense inside. It also contains a burner. Each stick burns for approximately 60 minutes.
Be careful with this incense, it is delicate. It is stickless, so the upside is that if it does break, you can just burn it in smaller chunks and none is wasted.
The incense does come with a burner, but our favorite way to burn it is in a bowl full of small rocks. We put the incense in between the rocks to hold it up. Some people use small bowls full of rice or sand to hold up their incense and burn multiple sticks at a time.
According to the manufacturer, Rose is a symbol of love and purity and Buddhists use it as an aid to meditation and prayer. In aromatherapy, it is used to sooth emotions such as sadness and resentment.