The Indian Goddess of Good Fortune, Prosperity and Beauty is beloved in India. She represents all that is feminine. Her consort, Vishnu is called the conqueror of Darkness, represents all that is masculine. Lakshmi rose from an Ocean of Milk standing on a Lotus Blossom.

Lakshmi the Hindu Goddess of Prosperity

Lakshmi the Hindu Goddess of Prosperity

Vishnu created the Ocean of Milk for Indra, the King of the Gods. Indra wanted to make a magical potion to bestow eternal life. Many wonderful things came from the Ocean Milk including Lakshmi, who immediately announced that her place was with Vishnu. They were soon married and had a son named Kama. Kama became the God of Romantic Love.

Lakshmi bestows riches on all of her worshipers. It is believed that she lives in the sky with the stars. On the night of the New Moon in November, Indian women hang lanterns outside that look like stars. Stars are considered to be the jewels of Lakshmi. The hope is that the lanterns will attract good fortune and prosperity to their homes in the coming year.

Aromatherapy Facts & Info

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils, absolute oils and hydrosols. For some uses aromatherapy may include the use fragrance oils. Aromatherapy is an off-shoot of herbology. The use of aromatherapy may be best known in these areas:

  • Skin Care or Aesthetic – effects essential oils have on skin and hair care.
  • Emotional or Psycho – aromas are known to have effects on our emotions, moods and feelings; aka aromachology.
  • Holistic or Spiritual Healing – the combination the spiritual healing with the body, mind and soul.
  • Medical or Healing – the effects essential oils have in healing, enhancing and maintaining good health.

The word Aromatherapy was coined in the 1920’s by French perfumer Rene Gattefosse.

Aromatherapy has been used for over 6000 years. The Chinese were perhaps the first culture to use aromatic plants for well-being. They burned incense to create harmony and balance.

The use of aromatherapy is a personal and lifestyle choice – one that can bring pleasure, beauty and well being to the users life. Pleasure is described as a source of enjoyment. One should not deny themselves the pleasure and benefits of pure Lavender Essential Oil from France? Lavender Essential Oil is soothing to dry and inflamed skin, it is uplifting and aids PMS. By understanding how to use aromatherapy daily you can enjoy the benefits of these wonderful Essential Oils and help to maintain a healthy balance in your life.

Aromatherapy is among the fastest growing fields in alternative and holistic medicine. Aromatherapy is widely used in clinics and hospitals for treatment of pain relief, for labor pain, for relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy, and for the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Essential oils stimulate and nourish your skin, they enhance your immune system and stimulate the senses. The use of Aromatherapy and or Essential Oils extends to Skin Care, Hair Care and other Personal Care Products, Candles, Incense, Potpourri and other Home Enhancements.

Essential Oils are often described for their various odors and scents, also known as “notes”:

  • Floral – Rose, Jasmine, Lilac, Gardenia
  • Citrus – Grapefruit, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Tangerine
  • Mint – Peppermint, Spearmint
  • Woody – Cedarwood, Sandalwood
  • Herbaceous – Basil, Marjoram, Thyme
  • Earthy – Oakmoss, Patchouli
  • Spicy – Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg

Recommended Reading: The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by, Julia Lawless; The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Worwood; and 375 Essential Oils & Hydrosols by, Jeanne Rose.

We offer a wide range of Aromatherapy and Bath & Body Products for all aspects of use including stress relief, healing, relaxation and intent.