An ideal way to refresh your home is to warm a couple of
teaspoonfuls of simmering granules in an oil burner or vaporiser.
Make the best of aromatherapy as well with these granules that
are impregnated with fragrances like lavender (restful, calming),
eucalyptus (stimulating, antibacterial), jasmine (inspiring,
comforting), frankincense (uplifting), rose (romantic), and more.
Simmering granules are normally used in oil burners, but are less
messy as they don't need oil or water; just put a spoonful of
granules in the burner and replace them when they're used up.
You can also add them to your bath water like a bath salt. Chase
away cigarette odour by placing a few granules in ashtrays;
freshen bathrooms and closets with a little bowl of granules, use
them like potpourri. Wherever you'd like your favourite fragrance,
just simmer some granules!
Fragrances have held man's attention for thousands of years. The
oldest scents come from aromatic plant resins, woods, spices and herbs imported by sea or land from Asia, which was a wealthy
continent with its active spice and fragrance trade. Countries became rich or poor based on how much fragrant oil and related products they could produce or not. Babylon had a prosperous market by the fourth century B.C., trading in cedar, cypress, pine, fir resin, myrtle, and juniper. Athens was an important city with hundreds of shops selling scented body oils, solid incense and perfumes.