A Conversation for Relaxation Techniques

Incense

Post 1

Mort - a middle aged Girl Interrupted

Burning incense sticks or oils helps me. (Lavendar is supposed to have de-stressing qualities)

To get the most effective relaxation effect i try to use all 5 senses so the one that works for me is

Burning incense (smell), listening to some good music (hearing) have a hot milky coffee (taste) snuggle into PJ's and cuddle up with cats (touch) and watch a candle flame flickering and try to concentrate on the flame and also the smoke spirals (sight) and try to clear my mind.

Doesnt always work but usuually it does!

Mort


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Post 2

sithkael

Jasmine is also quite effective for most people--personally I prefer vanilla or sandalwood.


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Post 3

Mort - a middle aged Girl Interrupted

i love sandalwood and use that as my main incense, i try and save the lavender for special stress times.
Even with my holder i find they create alot of dust so i use it to scatter over the carpet just before hoovering like a carpet freshener shake n vac thing and then hoover it up.

Does anyone else do that i wonder smiley - blush


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Post 4

sithkael

oh heck yeah--cheaper than buying that carpet freshener and it gives me an incentive to dust smiley - winkeye.


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Post 5

Toastie Socks

Completely irrelevent to what you were just talking about - but I'm asthmatic (is that spelt right?) and I can't use air fresheners, incense, aerosols, that kind of smelly thing. Does anyone know a less strong smell that I could buy? because incense sounds great, but it always makes me cough!


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Post 6

sithkael

You could try potpouri or sachets (small bags of dried flowers or other plants). Hanging dried flowers or herbs near lights or heating vents puts some of the smell into the air.


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Post 7

Mort - a middle aged Girl Interrupted

smiley - doh i have been trying to think of something and failed miserably!

Mort


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Post 8

Kat-erwaul

Have you tried using the oils themselves with a little water in an oil burner? No smoke or spray, which makes me cough too... just a gentle waft of whichever oil you've chosen.smiley - magic


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Post 9

Toastie Socks

Mmmmm, thanks, I'll try them all! Thanks! smiley - smiley


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Post 10

Farlander

i would love to try this form of relaxation. i *love* the smell of lavender and vanilla, for one, and i do believe that certain scents trigger certain moods. most unfortunately, however, there's no way i'm going to be able to do this and live through the experience, because i have this unfortunate sensitivity towards anything that smells, good or bad - meaning that i can't smell perfume/cologne/pot pourri without sneezing my head off, and having my nasal passages completely clogged up. sad. i wish those of you with less hypersensitive olfactory nerves the best of luck...


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