Aromatherapy can be thought of as the therapeutic use of essential oils to improve the health and balance of the skin, body, mind and the soul.  It’s easy to incorporate essential oils into your daily routine.  For instance, I have a blend of oils that I like to put on my hair, top with a baseball cap and take a nice long walk.  The oils bring pleasant smells that waft on the breeze and add pleasure to the experience of being outdoors.  Then when I get back home and shower the oils from my hair, my hair has a wonderful texture that lasts for several days.

I also experiment with ways to diffuse scent.  I put a few drops of my favorite oil on a cotton handkerchief and enjoy the scent throughout the day.  I also like to use natural stone bracelets and necklaces.  I use the type of natural stone that appears to have been sandblasted because the stone does not have a shiny surface.  I just spritz a couple drops of essential oil onto the bracelet then roll it between the palms of my hands to distribute the oil on the stones.  Then I put the bracelet on my wrist.  This creates a pleasant scent as I move my arm throughout the day.

Essential oils can also be used to scent your laundry.  I like to put a few drops of essential oil on wool dryer balls, toss them into the dryer with my clothes and enjoy the scent not only on the laundry, but in the laundry room while the clothes are drying.

Finally, I like to mix a few drops of my favorite essential oils with alcohol in a small spray bottle to keep handy as a quick disinfectant in the bathroom or kitchen area.

Although the Egyptians are said to be the first true aromatherapists, we still have an open door for finding new ways to bring the beneficial influence of aromatherapy into our lives.  The only limitation is your imagination.

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Dr. Terri Parrott has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication, a master’s degree in business administration and a doctorate degree in business administration with an international management concentration. She has been active in the financial industry for over twenty years; having worked as a banker for two of the largest United States based banks and a financial advisor with one of the largest investment firms in the United States. Terri has also been a sales manager for a large United States based rental car company, as well as adjunct professor in the business department of Florida based universities. She is the author of three blogs: • focusing on quick-read concepts of ancient wisdom with a modern twist • focusing on personal energy and meditation techniques as well as holistic approaches to everyday life • focusing on a light-hearted look at growing old. She has authored Quick Tips for Your Small Business, a quick reference book offering hands-on information for small business owners. Dr. Parrott has also published the following e-books available through the Amazon Kindle site: • Embrace Chaos to Create Change focusing on non-traditional ways to bring about lasting change in your thoughts and behavior. • Voice on the Phone: A Quick-Read Guide to Successfully Building Customer Relationships Using the Telephone. A practical guide for anyone relying on the telephone as a sales tool. • Quick, Easy Ways to Compute Everyday Business Formulas: A Handy Reference for Small Business Owners.