Burning Green Tea

A fond memory comes to mind as I’m writing this post. Back at university, my roommate Trish brought home a pretty peppermint – scented candle, which she lit to stimulate her thinking cap. The smell of peppermint, apparently, causes one to be more alert hence it’s great for those who wish to stay awake longer to study.

Drawing inspiration from that, I bought a curious device for my bedroom yesterday. It’s a ceramic jar-like thing with a vessel on top and a hollow center that cost me about PHP50. Being quite clueless, I asked the sales attendant how this was used. The answer was simple: Just pour some essential oil on the vessel, then put a lighted tealight candle in the hollow below. The heat from the candle will cause the oil to evaporate thus infusing its environment with scent.

How cute are these? I bought a pack of ten for only PHP40. 🙂

Green Tea is such a lovely, soothing scent. It’s perfect for when you want to relax and unwind. This small bottle was PHP50.

With that bottle of scent almost finished, I think I’m going to buy more. My aunt is quite a fan of aromatherapy but I never really dabbled in it until now. I realized that it’s quite delightful to go home to a sweet-smelling room.

Still thinking about what scent to get next but here’s a list of the different scents out there and their attributes:

Lemon – energizing and disinfecting

Lavender – stress-relieving, promotes peace

Rose – soothing and calming

Nutmeg – helps those with sleep difficulties

Peppermint – energizer and helps combat tiredness

Ginger – another energizer scent but also helps fight nausea

Basil – improves concentration

Sandalwood – exudes inner peace and harmony

Chamomile – promotes sleep and meditation

Eucalyptus – potent decongestant so good for people with clogged noses

I wonder what vanilla does. It’s my favorite scent ever and I’m hoping I find a bottle of vanilla essential oil somewhere. 🙂

P.S. This is only effective in small rooms. A larger room might need an air purifier to better diffuse the scent. 🙂

17 thoughts on “Burning Green Tea

  1. Hi, Mich! I’m also into aromatherapy! Where do you get your oils? I get mine from Mia Maison, but their stuff are so expensive. 😦 I’m also using Green Tea now. Do try Lavender, Vanilla or Bamboo. Your room will smell great 😀

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    1. Hi Sandie!!! Glad to see you on my blog! I’ll put you in my blog roll! 😛 I want vanilla nga e… I’ll look around SM Megamall and see if any of the small stalls there carry it. Sana affordable lang. How much per bottle sa Mia Maison?

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      1. At least P390 at Mia Maison. That’s the small bottle pa. 😦 I only bought Bamboo and Green Tea from them (yung sale lang hahaha)–both smell great and are long lasting naman, but still very expensive. I’ll make sure to check out the small stalls next time. Oh and adding you too! 🙂

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  2. Hi Mich! Just learned that Mia Maison, sold in Our Home, has a sister brand in SM dept store called Fragrante. I love their fresh bamboo scent. 🙂 We at the office are so addicted to it. Fragrante retails less versus the more upscale targeted Mia Maison. According to the sales attendant, it’s the same exact company. They had to change the name and the packaging because SM does not allow Our Home brands to be available in SM Dept Store. 🙂

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