Rajkumari Sharma Tankha
Do you know why should you have a Lemon or Lemon Grass plant in your office?
Why is it a ritual with many writers to rub a drop or two of Basil oil on their forehead while they sit down to pen their thoughts?
Or why do people susceptible to cold and cough rub a few drops of Eucalyptus oil on their feet after bath?
Well, you can find the answers to all these and many more such questions in the recently-released book Aroma Therapy-A Way of Life by Dr Blossom Kochhar. Written in simple lucid English, the book is a knowledge bank of aromatherapy.
“Aromatherapy can enhance the quality of our life in many ways, but most people are unaware of this fact. And this is why I thought of coming up with this book. I wanted to share my knowledge of aromatherapy with masses,” says Dr. Kochhar.
Aroma Therapy means treating various ailments through the power of essential plant oils, which work through the olfactory system to invigorate your senses and restore body balance. In this book, Dr. Kochhar has deliberated upon the many ways of using the various essential oils available in nature and how using these in our everyday life can improve the quality of our life, in all arenas, be it personal or professional.
These essential oils are not only far better than the perfumes so far as frangrance is concerned but being chemical-free these are also environment-friendly. The essential oils are the life force of plants and just the external application of a few drops of these oils can rid one of the physiological ailments like aches and exhaustion as well as psychological issues like depression and insomnia.
The book contains something for every age group. Students can go through its pages to gain knowledge about how to increase memory and retain the things they have learnt, the youngsters can learn about how to keep negative thoughts and people at bay and also attract positive thoughts and people at the same time, and old people can gain a tip or two about how to treat that aching feet or the persistent cough. Young lovers can know about the oils that they should apply to attract their love-interest while long-married couples can take a leaf or two from the book and rejuvenate their romance.
Interestingly, the book contains a chapter dedicated to food; how food can be made tastier using essential oils. Aptly titled Love Bites, it contains recipes that can heighten one’s love experience.
The book also contains the many simple everyday life hacks like regular rinsing of mouth with water containing few drops of clove oil improves overall health, rubbing a few drops of lavender oil near the collar bone improves overall immunity, rubbing a drop of jasmine on palms boosts your self-confidence etc.
Published by Hay House Publishers (India), Aroma Therapy- A Way of Life it is available at all the leading book stores besides Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic kiosks. The readers can also buy the book online at amazon.in.