It’s a bittersweet feeling that this is the last passion blog post for my freshman year. Overall, this experience has been really awesome and this passion blog has allowed me to geek out over things no one really cares about. Since this is the last blog post, I wanted to change the usual set up a little bit. The reason I decided to devote this semester’s blogs to aromatherapy was not because I use the product excessively, but because it has helped me throughout the years.
I lost my dad when I was around ten years old. Although I never got the chance to build a bond with him like every other father-daughter duo due to family related issues, the death still brought great sadness. I felt a mix of emotions the day I found out, I didn’t know if I was sad, regretful, mad, or all the above. For the first couple of weeks, I had a lot of trouble sleeping. My mom was the person to first introduce me to aromatherapy. When I told her that I wasn’t sleeping, she put a humidifier in my room that released the sleep aromatherapy scent that I talked about in a previous blog post. I didn’t know if it actually worked or if the thought of it made me believe that it worked. But, after my mom started giving me sleep and stress relief lotions and humidifiers, I started to feel better.
The reason I constantly try to advocate for the use of aromatherapy products when one is feeling a certain way is because I don’t think you can ever truly know what someone is going through. People often look to other abusive substances to help them heal pain which is obviously way more dangerous than any aromatherapy products. People close to me have used other ways to heal there pain for the time being and I am happy I went down a different road. Especially with most of my peers being in college and dealing with the stress of entering the real world and being successful, I know many people are overstrung. I think if anyone is ever going through a hard time in their life, they should look to natural and essential resources instead of abusing addictive substances.
I hope many of you have enjoyed my blog post throughout the semester and have been intrigued to try some of the products I touched upon. Every penny is worth it!