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!
I spoke to a customer who bought the Nag Champa bulk 250 gram today. He called me Ma’am and I told him he could just call me Ellen. He explained that he liked to treat everyone with respect, so he says, “Ma’am and Sir”. He said that he is an old hippie and he raised his kids to show respect, not be prejudiced and be accepting of all people. He said that in the 60’s he believed that the world would change into a loving place and he thought it would have happened by now. Then, we both agreed that it is happening little by little, through people like him, who raise children, love their spouses, give to their friends and create this change one person at a time. ❤
When all the noise is silenced,
The meetings adjourned…
The lists laid aside,
And the Wild Iris blooms
In the dark forest…
What still pulls on your soul?” ~Rumi
This time of year brings us to questions like these. Contemplations about life, endings, beginnings and what really matters. Family and being with loved ones is one thing that pulls at the soul…
The days are colder and when we at Violet and Company Incense are together now, we are burning sandalwood incenses. Any sandalwood incense is warm and woody, creating a cozy atmosphere. One of our favorites is Sri Rama Benzoin & Perfumery Works Sandalwood. It is a dry sandalwood that is slightly sweet and very delicious. Violet and Company Incense sells this in lots of 100 sticks (4 packets of 25 sticks each)-$3.00.
Whether you are new to buying and using incense and aromatics, or if you have been doing it for a while, it is good to know what different forms of incense are out there. Incense can be divided into categories depending on how it is made and formed. It is important to know that how it is made can influence how long it burns.
Stick Incense: Stick incense is perhaps the most common type of incense in the Western world. It consists of a thin stick that is hand rolled or pressed with gums, resins, herbs and aromatic oils. One example of this is Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa stick incense. There are some incenses, such as Morning Star Incenses, which are made without a stick. The incense is simply a solid core of incense that burns.
Spiral Incense-some of the longest burning incense
Spiral Incense: Spiral incense is dense, twisted incense formed into a thick spiral. It is burnt by hanging from a special burner or hook, or supported on a pillar type piece in an incense burner. Burning time varies from hours to many days in length. This incense is used in Taoist temples and other temples throughout Asia. It is often used to promote unity with the Divine, meditation and prayer because of its’ long burning properties. It is recommended for large spaces or places with many smaller passages or rooms. One spiral incense I would really love to try comes from The Purple People at http://www.thepurplepeople.com/coil_spiral/incense.html I don’t necessarily subscribe to their spirituality, but I have heard they make wonderful incense.
…next time Cones, Powder and Resins