Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Scent-a Day with EdieAnne: Cozy Fireside


A Scent-a Day with EdieAnne: Cozy Fireside
Warm spice notes with zesty ginger and cinnamon. Ginger - An energizing scent, ginger is widely used to help with nausea, Stimulate circulation, increase perspiration, relieves gas and pain, aids digestion. Scent of ginger: It smells peppery sharp, pungent, aromatic, and warm, sometimes with a camphoraceous or lemon note.
Uses for ginger: The scent of Ginger stimulates the appetite. An ancient Ayurvedic remedy from India advises placing crushed ginger rhizome on the forehead for a headache. You can use this ancient headache treatment or a more simple, modern version by adding a few drops of ginger essential oil to water, soaking a cloth in it, and using it as a compress. Also use a ginger compress wrapped around the neck or placed on the chest to ease sore throat or lung congestion. The smell of it alone will often open congested sinuses. If you experience nausea or motion sickness, inhale the scent of ginger, eat a little candied ginger, or sip ginger ale, which contains a small amount of the essential oil. To relieve indigestion or menstrual cramps, rub a massage oil containing ginger into the skin on your abdomen or place a poultice made from the grated root on it.  In a warming liniment, ginger essential oil treats poor circulation and sore or cramped muscles, since it decreases the substances in the body that make muscles cramp. Drinking ginger tea made by boiling the fresh rhizome for about twenty minutes is a classic cold, cough, and fever treatment (try adding a little lemon juice, chopped garlic, maple syrup, and cayenne). Ginger tea can also be an energizing substitute for coffee in the mornings. https://edieanne.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Buy/ProductDetails/SB-CFS