I once wrote about scents for women, where I mentioned that the best perfumes are the ones made of natural essential oils versus regular market perfumes made with alcohol. Today I would like to share a little more detais about each fragrance and add a few more on top.
Each fragrance has its own quality not only on a level of a scent, but also on a level of its influence on us. That is a subtle psycho-emotional effect that they have – affecting our mood, sleep, physical and mental performance. In Ayurveda this part of healing is called aromatherapy, and it has a significant, although supplementary, role in the healing process.
The main ways of using them are very simple: adding in a form of essential oils to a massage oil, massaging specific points of the body with essential oils, inhaling them, adding them to food or drinks (note: please add only edible ones), adding them to diffusers to fragrance your space, or burning incenses.
Here are some wonderful fragrances that can be used in a variety of situations in life of a woman.
One of the best floral fragrances for women. Rose is not only very pleasantly fragrant but also very healing for the heart. It is in fact the flower of the heart. Fragrance of the rose is calming and cooling to a mind and nervous system. It takes away headaches and fatigue. Rose increases the sense of love and compassion. It is incredibly nurturing for the whole female reproductive system. It can also cleanse and cool down strained eyes, for which rose water is excellent. Rose is used for sublimation of energy too, by turning negativity to something positive: anger to joy, sadness to happiness.
Sandalwood scent is also very calming and soothing for the mind. It creates the sense of satisfaction and pleasure, improves the mood and enhances creativity. It is a very good fragrance to use during meditations, that can be used either as an incense or as an oil. Sandalwood also nourishes the heart, soothes lungs, strengthens the intellect, improves immune system and cleanses kidneys.
Yet another wonderful feminine fragrance that has a variety of healing properties. It has a name of “moon love light” in the East. Besides a strong sensual fragrance that increases femininity, it also strengthens the female reproductive system too. This fragrance is clearing and cleansing. It harmonizes the nervous system, cheers up, improves skin conditions and even has antitumor properties. It purifies the mind, emotions and is good for the uterine infections and cancer.
Musk is a hot and stimulating fragrance that is helpful during spiritual practices. It can ward off negative thoughts, invigorate the heart, awaken sense and also strengthen the reproductive system. Additionally, musk can be used during the initial stages of cancer.
This fragrance is considered a pure scent, and spice, of happiness. It can get rid of depressive state of mind, get rid of nausea and vertigo, relieve pain and strengthen the heart. This fragrance is also very useful for increasing sexuality and improving fertility, so it has a strong erotic property.
Almond fragrance from the essential oil of the almond has warming and relaxing properties. So adding it to the massage oil is always a good idea. It can also strengthen the nervous system and lungs, improve blood circulation, and tonify. It can take away anxiety and worries and empower your senses.
This is one of the most popular fragrances for meditation. It is good for the conditions of insomnia and inflammation. Myrrh is also very cleansing to the blood, strengthening to the bones; it decreases tumors and promotes the healing of tissues (after surgeries, for instance). Myrrh is good for the heart and also very healing for the uterus.
Lavender is excellent for insomnia and depression, but it is also very helpful during the conditions of PMS. It promotes contentment, increases attention and brings the feeling of freshness. It is a wonderful oil to diffuse before going to sleep, or simply spritz the bed sheets with it, diluted in water. Lavender can also help with cold and flu.
This fragrance is wonderful to clear the mind, relax the muscles and increase the level of energy. It can also cleanse the blood, kidneys and heart. This fragrance is very similar to jasmine but has a milder properties as an aphrodisiac. Gardenia is also very good for uterus health and uterine infections.
This is a wonderful floral fragrance that can be used as a perfume alone, but also has a refreshing property. It creates a very positive effect on the whole body, especially if there are some inflammations. Geranium can also help with headaches and migraines.
Neroli has a very subtle floral scent, very delicate and tender. This fragrance is wonderful for digestion and blood circulation. It can help open the mind and senses. Neroli can also help with anxiety, insomnia and depression.
This beautiful fragrance comes from the tropical flower frangipani. It has a truly divine scent hence being used in many Hindu temples. This fragrance has a cooling effect and can decrease the general heat in the body and agitation. It can also calm the emotions, clear the mind, bring the overall balance and harmony to the psyche. Plumeria brings a sense of serenity and an amazing psychological clarity.
This fragrance has a nice light and refreshing scent. When you inhale hyacinth, both your spirit and your body can get charged up with the sense freshness. And it can also increase the immune system. This fragrance promotes self-reflection and is helpful during meditation and after.
This is a well known fragrance for its strong sensual scent that has actually a masculine quality. However, it is very beneficial for nervous system, can help with depressive conditions and bring back the confidence. Ylang-ylang is also very useful for headaches.
Stay fragrant and glowy, lovelies!