Sunday, June 29, 2014


**  "You're invited to relax today."

As the Clematis come into lush bloom, I feel freedom and joy!

Tincture of Time?  Aromatherapy?

*  Long ago, one of my physicians talked to me about Tincture of Time.  I assumed he meant tincture of "Time."  It takes time to recover and heal.  Some illnesses run a course and are not hurried up by therapies or medications.  What did he mean?

Aroma Therapy at Home
Fast and Easy!
Recently I experimented brewing very small amounts of savory herbs with 1/8 teaspoon of dry herb steeped in 1/4 cup of boiling water poured over the mixture.  The fresh scent energizes and relaxes me at the same time.  Sometimes I carry herbal preparations into the room I am entering.  I enjoy writing while experiencing the gentle fragrances. 

Pinching a leaf of fresh spearmint or pungent dill outside is refreshing. 

Personal Experiences!  Various Concoctions Just for Fun~
Rosemary, feel the scent of a pine forest.  *** Can Rosemary help memory?

Coriander, brings memories of Ice Cream Wafers, home made cookies from long ago.

Nutmeg, evokes ginger bread.

Cinnamon, I imagine home made applesauce.

Garlic, soups and stews appear.

Ginger, I recall Chinese foods.

Coffee,  steeped roast coffee (plain Colombian  Whole Bean) sometimes has a maple aroma?  Why?  Pecans sometimes have a maple flavor when eaten.

Lavender invites relaxation.

** "Stop and enjoy the chocolate aroma."
Chocolate (cocoa)   Meld 1 Tablespoon100% unsweetened cocoa into a paste using approximately 2 Tablespoons warm water.  The aroma reminds me of the wonderful fudge my mom and I made together.  Enjoy eating it too.

Combinations of herbs that work well
Herb de Provence, a bit of France
Italian Seasoning, brings in Italy

"As Needed" herbs and other aromas can help gently calm and energize.

*  Tincture of Time?  Did my Doctor mean Tincture of Thyme?  This gives "Tincture of Thyme" a whole new meaning! 

** "Renew Your Sense of Discovery."

Take Time for You Everyday.

Related Posts
Incoming Green (April 2014), sharing chocolate with a friend
Wake Up! (Aug 2014)
Field of Greens (Mar 2014)
For the Love of Chocolate (Jan 2011) 

Consult Health Care Professional for use of essential oils, herbal products, teas, or Chinese medical tonics.

*** Joseph Mercola, D.O. articles, newsletters, books for better health.  Remarkable Rosemary, article "....research provides ample evidence that rosemary not only improves memory, but helps fight cancer...."

**Dove Chocolates, each wrapped piece contains a positive message.


The Holistic Herbal, a Directory of Herbal Remedies for Everyday Health Problems, by Penelope Ody

Magic and Medicine of Plants, published by Reader's Digest 

The Healer's Manual, A Beginner's Guide to Energy Therapies by Ted Andrews

Total Memory Makeover Marilu Henner  Can aromas trigger memories?  How to index and recall your memories.


Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme, timeless song by Simon and Garfunkel.  Who could forget this gentle relaxing song?

Dahlis Roy:  Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor

Photographs by Dahlis
Clematis Flower, full bloom
Flower Dance
Red and Purple Clematis on their Trellis