Who on Earth came up with the idea of Aromatherapy?
They should be taken out and shot.
I know that some smells can evoke a memory with an associated emotion, but these tables of essential oils and their emotional reaction are just silly.
If I smell baby oil, I remember our lovely children when they were very small, and go all Awwww inside. Mind you, I also remember the nappies and the muck inside them, which evokes another memory of the foul smells produced.
However, the claims made, that these smelly oils can cure diseases is just plain dangerous
|Aggression||bergamot, chamomile, juniper, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, ylang-ylang|
|Anger||Chamomile,Jasmine,Marjoram, Palma Rosa,Rose, Rosemary,Ylang-Ylang,|
|Anxiety||Neroli, Bergamot,Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium |
(for balance), Lavender, Orange,
Patchouli, Rose (for confidence), Sandalwood.
Sweet Marjoram, Vetiver (for grounding)
|Disappointment||Bergamot, Cypress, Frankincense, Jasmine, Orange, Rose|
|Fear||Cedarwood, Fennel, Ginger, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Thyme|
|Grief||Bergamot,Chamomile, Jasmine, Marjoram, Neroli,Rose|
|Hysteria||Chamomile,Lavender,Neroli,Orange, Tea Tree|
|Impatience||Chamomile, Clary, Frankincense, Lavender|
|Indecision||Basil, Clary, Cypress, Jasmine, Patchouli, Peppermint|
|Fatigue(emotional and mental||basil, clary, cardamon, cinnamon |
leaf or bark, Clove bud, coriander, Eucalyptus citriodora, ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, jasmine, juniper, orange, palmarosa, peppermint,rosemary, thyme, vetiver, ylangylang
|Fatigue (physical)||Basil, elemi, ginger, lemon, lavender,orange, peppermint, rosemary|
|Nervousness||Chamomile, Clary, Coriander,Frankincense, Neroli, Orange, Vetiver|
|Panic||Chamomile, Clary, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper,Lavender, Neroli, YlangYlang|
|Sadness||Benzoin, Jasmine, Rose, Rosewood|
|Shock||Lavender, Neroli,Rose, Teatree|
|Shyness||Black Pepper, Ginger, Jasmine, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Neroli, YlangYlang|
I mean, just look at some of this crap.
Shyness can be cured by Black Pepper.No, no, no. A good steak can be improved by Black Pepper, not bloody shyness.
And what about anger?
|Feel the Burn|
I'm sitting here sipping some of my Beloved's Chamomile Tea (Why are the women always the more gullible?), with steam gently wafting from my ears as my blood pressure and level of anger increases, and it's having no bloody effect at all. I really hate the stuff, but I thought, in the interests of fairness that I should give it a go. Waste of time. Back to a triple strength mug of coffee.
And what the Hell is grounding?
The table states that Anxiety can be alleviated by Vetiver (for grounding). Does it connect your soul to the Earth Spirit, to ground your electrical/spiritual charge?, or is it just another con game.
I mentioned crystals yesterday, and how one of my colleagues in a previous school liked to use them, but that was fairly harmless.
However, I met a person here in NZ who wanted to use crystals for purifying water. She wanted to ban all water treatment including chlorination, UV treatment and fluoridation of our water supplies and instead she would subject the waters to the "Healing Rays from a large crystal array" She said the water would then be charged with wellness and would substantially improve the health of all New Zealanders.
She got a bit upset when I started to giggle.
She got even more upset when I said that the only thing that would increase would be the number of cases of diarrhoea and parasite infestation. She stomped off in the huff, saying I had no soul at all.
She was probably correct. About the lack of soul I mean, not her crazy water purification idea. How the f*ck can you fill water with wellness? Sometimes I almost despair of people's gullibility and basic lack of scientific knowledge.
Here's an absolutely guaranteed method of using plants to cause a definite physical and emotional change.
Select about 20-30 robust nettle plants about a metre high. (Thistle plants can be used, but down here in sunny NZ, the thistles don't often grow to a suitable length, although you could import them from Bonnie Scotland)
Carefully wash the leaves, (wear gloves to protect your fingers)
Only use cold, pure stream water.
Don't use any soaps or detergents in the cleaning process
Dry the stalks carefully in gentle sunlight for about 2-3 hours.
Tie the stalks together at the base. (I would suggest using an organic hemp or twine)
Put about 3 litres of vinegar in a large bowl. Any type of vinegar will do, probably the cheaper the better.
Now dip the heads of the nettles briefly into the vinegar, while thinking pure thoughts.
Shake briefly to dislodge excess liquid and now quickly use the stalks to....
BEAT THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF YOUR WORST ENEMY. (or Ringo)
The vinegar soaked leaves are guaranteed to raise bloody weals and will produce a mix of EXTREME ANXIETY, FEAR and PAIN in the subject.
The user however, will feel great SATISFACTION and ENJOYMENT from the process.