Because Sometimes Life Stinks

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Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to walk through our very urban neighborhood and smell garbage, and even worse, human waste. Sorry to be gross but sometimes city living literally stinks!

To combat this we are constantly filling our home with scents from nature; and by nature I am not talking about PineSol and Lemon Pledge. I am talking about real honest to goodness nature as in NATURAL, because let’s face it nature makes perfect scents.

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Some of my favorite natural aromas are lemon, grapefruit, ginger and lavender.

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I LOVE the irresistible smell of lavender.

Did you know that lavender is proven to encourage sound sleep? And due to it sharp bright scent it also works as an energizer.

Its fragrance transports me to France where the sun surrounds me with a warm golden light. This dream like vision calms my mind and relaxes me after a hard day.

This is true if I am locking myself in the bathroom so I can soak in the tub for 30 minutes or just taking a few deep breaths with my eyes closed for 30 seconds before I quickly do the dishes. Either way, life is more relaxing and joyful when the scent of lavender fills the room.

What natural scents take you away from the daily grind? How do you use them and where do they take you?

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Seventh Generation blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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