Scents are directly correlated with past experiences. The smell of cookies baking, or the scent of fresh cut grass lead us to a quick trip back in time.
Some scents can do amazing things for our mind and body. They can be stress relievers, help with a bad headache, and get us to slow down and relax.
Be good to yourself, make a list of these wonderful scents and use them on daily bases to make your surroundings pleasant, and healthy.
Lavender = relaxing
For relaxation, lavender can help calm the mind and body and even help with insomnia.
Cinnamon = brain power
Peppermint = concentration
Cinnamon, this sweet-smelling spice can boost your brain power, and attention span. And peppermint scent can invigorate your mind.
Pine = stress reliever
Jasmine = mood perk
Pine scent can help with depression and stress. No wonder we love our Christmas tree. Jasmine scent can create a sense of alertness, and elevate our mood.
Fresh cut grass = joyful ness
chemical released by a newly-mowed lawn can make us feel joyful and less stressed .
Citrus = boost energy & awarness
not just a super fruit because it is a great source of vitamin C, but a sniff of lemon or an orange can wake up your brain cells.
Apples = headache reliever
the smell of the crisp fruit may actually help ease a migraine, and help with feelings of anxiety.
Bees love these beautiful full flowers
Rose of Sharon creating a private corner
Rose of Sharon, also called “althaea” or “althea,” as Hibiscus syriacus. Native to China and India, was brought to Europe in 16th century.
one of our favorite Shrubs, perfect for creating tall wide private wall, with its natural tendency to grow wide and thick with its beautiful trumpet shape flowers.
Resilient Rose of Sharon
is drought tolerant and prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love this shrub.
In full bloom
Also known as
the Mimosa, full name “ Albizia julibrissin” . Named after an Italian nobleman Albizia, and its Persian name Gul meaning flower, Abrisham meaning Silk ( Julibrissin).
Original habitats are Iran, Azerbaijan, China, and Korea. Made its way to United States in 1745. Flowers have a beautiful fragrant and sometimes are brewed with leaves for tea, but seeds and the seedpods are poisonous.
One of our favorite trees, and the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds agree. It survives the hot summer days, very tolerant to dry soil. Its beautiful silk like flowers add a pink hue to its branches, and create a dreamy vision of a painting.
Used a plastic salad bowl, colorful flowers, water
With summer here this was a fun project at home that kept our active children busy in the garden. And surprised of how beautiful their pictures came out.
1- several plastic colorful buckets or bowls
5- photo printer
6- Sharpies to date and sign their photos
Gardenia & Jasmine
Jasmine flowers next to the morning coffee, is a wonderful way to start your day
Jasmine Sambac plant in a pot
2-Fragrant tea olive
Flowers have a beautiful sweet fragrant. Pick and place their blooms in any room and enjoy the fragrant for hours.