Are you into essential oils at all? All of a sudden, they have become a hot topic among my friends. Essential oils are aroma extractions from plants. They are said to have all sorts of mental and physical healing properties. I’m not so sure about that, but I do know they smell good. (Sometimes at least… I’m not a fan of the way tea tree oil smells! I’m more of a lavandar fan.)
Whether or not essential oils are actually effective in treating conditions, a lot has been written about their mood altering properties. Again, I’m not how accurate these claims are, but I think they’re fun to play around with. I like the idea of certain scents being energizing or balancing. I know that smell can have a huge impact on my mood, especially when it comes to making me feel calm or grounded. The right smells can make me feel nostalgic, while other smells just make me feel calm.
I figure that there could be a link between scents and personalities if there is a link between scents and moods. After all, we have an idea of what a calm person or a passionate person is like personality-wise. Thinking about what certain scents are purported to do and linking them to personalities led me to my latest quiz: What Kind of Essential Oil Are You? This quiz will tell you what your personality type is, and it will give you which essential oils match up with it. Maybe it will even help you find your new favorite scent 🙂
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Happy Friday, y’all! I’m excited to have two prizes to give away to a lucky winner this week – a free Glade Expressions starter kit and refill (I got it from BzzAgent), and an Amazon $10 gift certificate – which you can spend on anything, including more nice smelling Glade stuff for your home if you wish. I’m excited about this giveaway since I love scents for my home, and the Glade ones are some of my favorites. I’ve tried this new Expressions line, and I like it – the scents are unique and non-overwhelming.
All you have to do to enter is comment below and answer the Friday Five. I will run a random number generator on Monday morning and pick the winners that way. I will comment on the thread to the people who won, so you can check back to see who won that way. If you miss it, I will announce the winner on Facebook and also next week in the P.S.
So, here are the Friday Five questions for this week. Simply answer below in a comment to enter
Friday Five – Home Sweet Home Edition
What’s the coziest thing about your home?
What room is your personal sanctuary?
What do you do to make your home smell nice?
Which of the Glade Expressions scents I’m giving away would you most like for your home? Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice, Lavender & Juniper Berry, or Pineapple & Mangosteen?
Are you the type of person who is super attuned to scents? I think scents are really fascinating, and I’m starting to be interested in the psychology of aromatherapy. Isn’t it amazing how a particular scent can make us feel happy, calm, or nostalgic. Scent is very powerful, and I think the types of scent a person is attracted to says a lot about him or her. I have noticed that people seem to automatically pick scents that match their personalities quite well.
There is a lot of research being done about the therapeutic benefits of scents, and I’m apt to believe it. Being in an area with a terrible scent can be such a downer. On the other hand, when I enter an area that smells nice (all time favorite smell: the exotic, subtle floral scent of the Venetian casino in Las Vegas – what do they do to make it smell so good?), I immediately feel more optimistic and serene. Ah, the power of scent!
I am still discovering what sort of scents I like. One thing I know for sure is that I like scents that are light and more natural. I love lavender, vanilla, citrus, and even something like mint. I think heavier scents are nice in theory, but I never feel too comfortable wearing them. And of course, there’s nothing worse than being around someone in public who’s put a little too much scent on.
What about you? Does scent play a big part in your life? Is your home filled with scents you love? If so, my latest quiz is for you: What Scent Are You?
Take What Scent Are You?, and let me know what you get. I’m also curious – what are some of your favorite scents? How do you incorporate your favorite scents into your life?