Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils to improve mood, physical well being and help with healing. Some dismiss the benefits of breathing in these fragrant delights, but at CoraLay, we believe. Connecting with nature is part of our DNA, so we carefully work to create blends that are pleasing to smell and beneficial to use.
According to aromatheraphy.com, the origin of using plant-based essential oils is unknown. However, early Egyptians are credited with distilling the spicier scents to embalm the dead; Greek medicine man Hippocrates used essential oils for a variety of healing purposes; and a French chemist is credited with creating the term, aromatherapy, after his discovery that lavender could help cure burns.
Hmmm, still not a believer. Well, take a look at a few of the benefits of some of our favorite essential oils and see if you don’t feel better after a few whiffs.
Lavender – often the go-to scent for relaxing times, lavender is also believed to be a pain reliever and skin disinfectant
Clary Sage – among its many benefits, clary sage is thought to boost self confidence and regulate hormones but is not recommended for pregnant women
Peppermint – used to aid in digestion, relieve indigestion and help with respiratory problems
Orange – obtained from the peels of oranges, this essential oil is believed to help with muscle spasms, especially coughs, be an anti-inflammatory and act as a mild aphrodisiac
And by the way, these essential oils are some of the primary ingredients in some of our Signature collection hand-crafted soy candles and fragrant diffusers.
Create a celebration today, my friends!
Today, we light a candle for new friendship. In a world of technology, online dating and video conferencing, making true connections may be difficult.
However, earlier this week, I met an innovative husband & wife entrepreneur team who are passionate about their business and their lives. Our initial meeting ended with an invitation to dinner in their home. It was an absolutely delicious meal, fantastic wine and even better company.
Who helped you shine this week?
Celebrate the Everyday!
As you know, one of our philosophies is to create a celebration every day. We post our favorite quotes, articles and client interactions from time to time on Facebook to share our celebrations with you.
And today, it dawned on us. Why not light a candle as a way to honor each special moment? Talk about a real a-ha moment. There's never a shortage of candles at CoraLay;-).
So we'll light ours. And we invite you to light yours and share your celebrations.