Lemon

Aromatherapy: Self Study (Left Brain Edition)

Long before Beyonce’s fabulous album, “Lemonade” which by the way is an amazing collaborative piece of art which has inspired countless other works of art including this:

I was a newlywed, in 2007, with a sign in my kitchen that read “Make Lemonade.” Sometimes when I have moments of clarity I can appreciate that past me was doing my best to make sense of and navigate the bitter and sweet aspects to life. Now as I dig further into aromatherapy I can’t deny that lemon is one of my favorite scents. Pair it with Lavender and C’est Magnifique!

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Dark Citrus Oil Painting by Emily Christoff

A poem that does an amazing job of wrestling with the bitter and sweet:

 

A favorite Lemon song:

I hope this post will uplift and inspire you, as that is how the scent of lemons makes me feel, may you be equipped to:

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Grace, Peace, Star/Sun Light and Love,

Songbird Sparkle: April Barnhart MDiv

Rose

Aromatherapy: Self Study (Left Brain Edition)

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http://millsmix.com/blog/photos/ron-gladdins-rose-art/

What A Rose Can Say  By: Margie Driver

A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine,
A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind,
A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be,
A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me,
A rose can say I’m sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way,
A rose can say get well soon, May God bless you today,
A rose can say I wish you happiness, and the best for you each day.
A rose can say farewell when someone goes away,
A rose can say hello, I’m thinking of you today,
There’s just so many wonderful things that a rose can say,
A rose can say goodbye when a love one is laid to rest,
No matter what there is to say, a rose can say it best

Vetiver

Aromatherapy: Self Study (Left Brain Edition)

Vetiver “Everyday”:

 

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Art: Vetiver Night Women

http://www.briannamccarthy.com/index.php/project/vetiver-night-women-2015-upcoming/

Poem: Aromatics Elixir

Author: Myra Lochner

Subtle sophistication,
yet lavish elegance of choice;
powerful and rare in its non-conformist allure,
perfume deluxe.

Sultry notes of mature summer rose,
mingled with innocent jasmine of spring,
and the rare song of fragrance
from the exquisite rainforests:
the mysterious ylang-ylang,
a six-point star of golden green
from the towering cananga tree;
from the deep, downward roots of fertile vetiver,
veiled in vaporous fixative,
arises the exceptional, delicate scent
of secretive yearning  …

Intriguing Aromatics Elixir —
sensitive sensuality of bouquet,
saturating senses and soul:
a lush, intelligently gentle fragrance
that chooses its carrier by essence.

https://allpoetry.com/poem/4635791-Aromatics-Elixir-by-Myra-Lochner

Patchouli

Aromatherapy: Self Study (Left Brain Edition)

Patchouli and Terra Guitarra:

Art: http://www.terraguitarra.com/

Bohemia By: Tonya Maria

Traveled to Bohemia last evening,wandered with the wandering.
Swayed to the mood of Dylan, caught a glimpse of heaven.
Miss the melody of the mountains and the scent of patchouli in the air.

 Poem Source: http://hellopoetry.com/poem/1008441/bohemia/

Peppermint

Aromatherapy: Self Study (Left Brain Edition)

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Poem Source: http://hellopoetry.com/poem/184021/squeaky-clean/

Squeaky Clean

Peppermint patties
they’re really just chocolate
with toothpaste inside.

 

Art Source: http://www.ebsqart.com/Artist/LUIZA-VIZOLI/13656/Art-Portfolio/Search/vizoli/HONEY-MINT-STRAWBERRIES-CHOCOLATE/689935/

Eucalyptus

Aromatherapy: Self Study (Left Brain Edition)

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I love the majestic ugliness of the Eucalypt;
Aesthetically more appealing in its twisted, gnarled appearance
Than any uniform northern conifer;
Infinitely more adapted to the unforgiving antipodean climate
Than those idealised European deciduous living monuments
Still transfixing our collective view of how a tree should be.
Those dropping leaves allowing scenes beyond;
Those tendrils of bark denoting Darwinian fitness;
All tug at the heart of we new Australians,
Conflicted, as we are, by sensibilities born elsewhere,
But borne, nevertheless, into an Ancient Eden.