- You are known to mutter “what’s that smell?” at least three times a day, as your nose has become a super scent detective!
- You refer to the “community” meaning aromatherapists in general. This is my favorite one! It has been truly amazing the connections and new friendships I have made from them (insert various “find your tribe” memes here).
- You spend less time on social media playing games or scrolling memes and more time googling random flower and/or herb facts and seeing who’s diffusing what tonight.
- AT LEAST one part of your house has become completely overrun by small amber bottles and oodles of other aromatherapy supplies, diffusers, etc.
- Every time you empty a glass jar you ponder for a moment what you could reuse it for, then you clean it out and put it in the corner with all the others you have collected “just in case”.
- You don’t necessarily fall for the “there’s an oil for that” gimmick but you do consider whether essential oils would be a beneficial remedy before turning to other means, and more importantly you know when they are not (i.e. when medical attention is necessary).
- You may have weirded out a few neighbors by picking all of the dandelions or other various “weeds” in their yard. I doubt they really minded by the way, but you should probably ask first.
- Your cooking becomes even better, and NO not because you use your oils in it (which I don’t recommend), but because you have a deeper understanding of herbs & spices and their aromas hence flavor profiles.
- You plan your family’s vacation around what botanical gardens are nearby or (ahem…) lavender festivals that may be occurring then! J
- You suddenly become a pro at converting milliliters, grams, ounces, etc. in your head. Not to mention dilution rates. Hmmm….so maybe learning percentages in high school did come in handy after all.
- You forget a million things throughout the day but you NEVER forget to give your herbal infused oils a shake every couple days.
- You have practically a whole entire second kitchen set (possibly nicer than your actual cookware) reserved just for your oily creations.
- Anytime you see abbreviations such as EO, CO, etc. you immediately think they are referring to essential oils and carrier oils, when often times…they are not. Oops!
Founder of the Lavender Giraffe, certified aromatherapist, lover of nature, amateur yogi, fit foodie, and boy-mom!
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