Lemon

Long before Beyonce’s fabulous album, “Lemonade” which by the way is an amazing collaborative piece of art which has inspired countless other works of art including this:

I was a newlywed, in 2007, with a sign in my kitchen that read “Make Lemonade.” Sometimes when I have moments of clarity I can appreciate that past me was doing my best to make sense of and navigate the bitter and sweet aspects to life. Now as I dig further into aromatherapy I can’t deny that lemon is one of my favorite scents. Pair it with Lavender and C’est Magnifique!

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Dark Citrus Oil Painting by Emily Christoff

A poem that does an amazing job of wrestling with the bitter and sweet:

 

A favorite Lemon song:

I hope this post will uplift and inspire you, as that is how the scent of lemons makes me feel, may you be equipped to:

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Grace, Peace, Star/Sun Light and Love,

Songbird Sparkle: April Barnhart MDiv

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Rose

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http://millsmix.com/blog/photos/ron-gladdins-rose-art/

What A Rose Can Say  By: Margie Driver

A rose can say I love you and want you to be mine,
A rose can say I thank you for being so very kind,
A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be,
A rose can say I miss you and wish you were here with me,
A rose can say I’m sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way,
A rose can say get well soon, May God bless you today,
A rose can say I wish you happiness, and the best for you each day.
A rose can say farewell when someone goes away,
A rose can say hello, I’m thinking of you today,
There’s just so many wonderful things that a rose can say,
A rose can say goodbye when a love one is laid to rest,
No matter what there is to say, a rose can say it best

Vetiver

Vetiver “Everyday”:

 

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Art: Vetiver Night Women

http://www.briannamccarthy.com/index.php/project/vetiver-night-women-2015-upcoming/

Poem: Aromatics Elixir

Author: Myra Lochner

Subtle sophistication,
yet lavish elegance of choice;
powerful and rare in its non-conformist allure,
perfume deluxe.

Sultry notes of mature summer rose,
mingled with innocent jasmine of spring,
and the rare song of fragrance
from the exquisite rainforests:
the mysterious ylang-ylang,
a six-point star of golden green
from the towering cananga tree;
from the deep, downward roots of fertile vetiver,
veiled in vaporous fixative,
arises the exceptional, delicate scent
of secretive yearning  …

Intriguing Aromatics Elixir —
sensitive sensuality of bouquet,
saturating senses and soul:
a lush, intelligently gentle fragrance
that chooses its carrier by essence.

https://allpoetry.com/poem/4635791-Aromatics-Elixir-by-Myra-Lochner

Patchouli

Patchouli and Terra Guitarra:

Art: http://www.terraguitarra.com/

Bohemia By: Tonya Maria

Traveled to Bohemia last evening,wandered with the wandering.
Swayed to the mood of Dylan, caught a glimpse of heaven.
Miss the melody of the mountains and the scent of patchouli in the air.

 Poem Source: http://hellopoetry.com/poem/1008441/bohemia/

Peppermint

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Poem Source: http://hellopoetry.com/poem/184021/squeaky-clean/

Squeaky Clean

Peppermint patties
they’re really just chocolate
with toothpaste inside.

 

Art Source: http://www.ebsqart.com/Artist/LUIZA-VIZOLI/13656/Art-Portfolio/Search/vizoli/HONEY-MINT-STRAWBERRIES-CHOCOLATE/689935/

Eucalyptus

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I love the majestic ugliness of the Eucalypt;
Aesthetically more appealing in its twisted, gnarled appearance
Than any uniform northern conifer;
Infinitely more adapted to the unforgiving antipodean climate
Than those idealised European deciduous living monuments
Still transfixing our collective view of how a tree should be.
Those dropping leaves allowing scenes beyond;
Those tendrils of bark denoting Darwinian fitness;
All tug at the heart of we new Australians,
Conflicted, as we are, by sensibilities born elsewhere,
But borne, nevertheless, into an Ancient Eden.