PETRICHOR – the smell after rain

Petrichor. The smell after rain…..I love that smell don’t you?

I have memories of that smell right back from my childhood and was always fascinated by this pungent yet sweet aroma that would fill the air once it rained after a long hot spell. I have been thinking that this early recollection maybe part of the reason that started my lifelong fascination with aromas?

It was only fairly recently however that I discovered that this ‘smell’ had a name.

So where does the name Petrichor come from?

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During this strange period of time, I am in awe of people’s creativity, entrepreneurship, book writing, house cleaning, painting etc etc…. for some, this is a moment of re-evaluation and reconsideration. Something we should all do from time to time!

However, I have also been reading articles about re-assuring you if you havent got this amazing energy, drive, to sort out your home, business, personal life….for some, this time is hard and fraught with roller coaster of emotions. I must say, like a lot of you, I am probably wavering between the two.

I am missing my clients and offering massage to those that have been loyal and faithful to me for years.

So, as part of my continuing role as an Aromatherapist, who is unable to offer massage at the moment, I am reaching out to you to say, if you are missing your treatments you can still get great results from the essential oils, they can be used effectively without the massage bit….sad as that may be.

I am offering ‘bespoke aromatherapy inhalation sticks’ delivered to your door for a small cost.

This way you can still harness the wonderful power of the oils! Let’s face it, the ‘aroma part’ is pretty important!

essential oils and an aroma stick

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As we start to slowly adapt and alter our daily existence in everything we do, we will all be feeling a whole range of emotions.

When I trained as an Aromatherapist over 25 years ago, one nugget of information has stuck and resonated with me and my clients over the years and that is the cycle of grief developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, a Swiss American psychiatrist. She was a pioneer in grief management and how medical staff cared for terminally ill patients. Her work led to her writing her findings in the bestselling book On Death and Dying.

Here she explained the natural stages of grief that we pass through when losing someone.

However, this cycle of emotions can be helpful in any stage of transition, which is what we are all going through right now!

You may have seen it before, it may be new to you…take a look and hopefully it will help?


Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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