Mind you, not all smells are bad, right? I’ve also been driven near mad by a smell so deliciously distracting, I was thrust into a state of infatuation. Take for instance my crush on a make up artist years ago…
I remember being in the makeup chair on the set of a film I was working on. My make-up artist was a chubby, happy, fellow who wore a perm and lip gloss. He was fabulous but suffice to say, there wasn’t any sexual
interest on either end. However, when this man leaned over me and I got a
whiff of the cologne he was wearing, it made me crazy. I asked him what
it was and without haste bought some for my husband. The result? My
husband smelled… nice.
Nice was NOT what I had in mind. NICE was NOT why I bought the cologne!!! I thought that when applied by my Zeus-like looking husband, this cologne would throw me into a frenzy. I was slightly disappointed.
What I realized was that the scent of a cologne isn’t just about what’s in
the bottle. It’s about the chemical reaction each individual has. I
tried sevseral colognes for him and myself but with both of us sensitive
to smell, I ultimately left it alone.
Fast forward almost 20 years. I was in the throws of a midlife “crisis/revelation.” Panic attacks. Bouts of depression. Many of you know the deal. At some point, I began to notice that the lotions, cleansers and
scents in my household were not “me.” Everything smelled more like a middle ground for what’s acceptable to all five people living there. I was annoyed. Because it was just another glaring area of compromise in my life.
More and more I begin to take an interest in aromatherapy for healing and
pleasure. I then made a decision to again, start trying little samples of
colognes, perfumes, and oils. What I discovered is that most adverse
reactions to cosmetics and toiletries are caused by fragrance chemicals, which are known irritants and allergens. So if you’ve ever encountered sneezing, headaches, dizziness, coughing, rashes and other skin irritations due to cosmetics of soap, it may just have been the synthetic fragrances added to try to make it smell good.
Today, I regularly go on olfactory adventures. Sticking to natural
fragrances, eliminates any adverse reactions and allows me the freedom to explore. I mix and match. Some are good, some are bad and BAM! I’ve found my “IT” group of smells. One friend says my “it” smells like laundry. I don’t get it and I don’t care because, for the first time ever, I am mad about the smell of me!
Do you have a YOU smell?
I’m not just talking about something that smells good, I’m talking about a smell that can CHANGE you; a smell that reminds you of how amazing and unique you are.
I want to urge you to start finding it.
Wanna learn how? I can help you. I recently became a wellness advocate for doTerra. You can find more information on the benefits of essential oils and Aromatherapy at http://bit.ly/doTerraAngel
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