Fragrances for Living Blog
Scenting Through the Winter’s Clutter-Filled Time Crunch
Wishlists, movie marathons, travel plans, family dinners, football, hockey, end-of-year car events, and pumpkin spice everything everywhere you look, yep winter is upon us. Arriving faster with each passing calendar, it seems we hardly get the kids back in school before it’s time to start the season’s planning. Next thing you know the days are shorter and it seems like midnight when it’s only 7 pm.
Tired, pressed for time and battling seasonal colds and flu winter can be miserable. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, previously Seasonal Depression) was coined to categorize people who routinely experience a mood slump during winter months. While you can’t control the planet’s rotation, you can support your body’s passage through winter with aromatherapy. More than pleasurable fragrance, implemented strategically, AromaTech’s pure essential oils and all-natural aroma oil blends scent your personal space for optimal physio-psychological wellness. Thoughtful implementation can help guide you through winter’s wide-ranging challenges.
Escaping Holiday Burn-Out
Something happens between the advent of pumpkin spice mania and arriving at this year’s New Year’s Eve bash. Even without binging on holiday cookies, movies, parties, and activities, our senses reach holiday burn-out. That’s because our noses have been smothered in a rotation of classic holiday ambient smells for three months – a quarter year.
No matter how invested in yuletide spirit, over-exposure becomes overwhelming –, especially to the nose. Our most powerful and finely-tuned sense, most sensory information obtained through smell is processed and stored subconsciously. It doesn’t take much to trigger a memory, be reminded of a friend, or be overcome with emotion. Therefore, when the sense is overwhelmed, we naturally look for relief – often by withdrawing from the stimulus.
We’re conditioned to equate holiday scenting with winter and are thus drawn to commercially-driven seasonal hallmarks such as pumpkin spice, gingerbread, and pine tree. Be a maverick. Choose scents based on your preferences regardless of the season. If you love Pure Sunshine, but associate it with summer, don’t shy away, enjoy your preferred scent. The brain is boosted by positive sensory input and doesn’t care what commercialized ritual the calendar has us engaged.
With strategic scenting’s growing prevalence in retail space, traditional seasonal scents grow tired quickly, nonetheless. One can only take so much pumpkin spice, pine tree, and gingerbread houses. If you’re feeling this way, it’s likely your family and guests are too. Do everyone a favor by getting creative with your winter scents. Vanilla Bourbon, for example, is warm and rustic with a touch of sweet. Its complex, warm notes prove inviting and compelling.
Quality Meets Affordability at AromaTech
Our products are designed by expert scent scientists who consistently produce all-natural, top-grade, pure essential oil and aroma oil blends. We’ve scoured the planet to secure the highest quality sustainable raw materials available. Next, a state-of-the-art extraction process preserves the raw material’s potency and concentrates its fragrance. The result is a clean and functional scenting solution devoid of synthetics such as GMOs, parabens, SLS, glycols, and petrochemicals which are known to cause intolerant reactions in humans and pets.
We believe that human consumption impacts our global environment and see ecological responsibility as our ethical duty. Therefore, we’re committed to conservation, fair trade practices, and cruelty-free partnerships. We’re proud to be part of the solution by supplying eco-friendly, pet-friendly, hypoallergenic fragrance to living spaces the world over.