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Healing by fragrance and color 

Constance Hart combines aromas and colors to achieve meditative states

click to enlarge SCENT POWER :  Constance Hart displays her scented oils. - PHOTO COURTESY CONSTANCE HART
  • SCENT POWER : Constance Hart displays her scented oils.

Constance Hart, the owner of the Conscious Colors Energy Center in Los Osos, is a pioneer of color aromatherapy; not to be confused with color therapy, an ancient alternative healing method. As a certified color therapist, Hart incorporates elements of the ancient practice in her therapy but the addition of specialized color aromas distinguishes her approach.

“From a scientific point of view, every scent, just like every color, has a frequency,” Hart claimed. “We match up the frequencies of the scents with the frequencies of the colors.”

Color aromatherapy is largely based on the idea of chakras: energy centers within the body that circulate the life force and bring vitality. During sessions with Hart, clients look at a “Hue-Man Chakras” diagram that displays the locations of chakras. On the diagram, the chakras are represented by the colors of the rainbow. Clients are asked to choose a color that stands out to them.

Each color corresponds to an area in the body, and the various color “energies” are “keys” that unlock certain aspects of personality. For example, green symbolizes balance, renewal, love, and compassion; whereas yellow is a key to clarity, focus, intellect, and joy. Hart has developed blends of essential oils with fragrances matching the “essences” of various colors. She uses the scented oils, along with the colors, to put clients in a meditative state. According to Hart, color aromatherapy restores peace and reduces anxiety.

“You can categorize it under holistic health and healing,” Hart said. “I think that some people are becoming more aware of what prescription drugs do to their body and their mind and nervous system and are not wanting the highs and lows. Through color aromatherapy, people feel a sense of clarity and balance in their physical body, a healing of emotional imbalances.”

Hart will give free 20-minute color-energy readings on August 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. She and an assistant will give personal color “prescriptions” to everyone who participates.

For more details, call Conscious Colors at 305-0046, or visit The center is located at 2005 9th Street, 2nd floor, Los Osos. Hart also offers restorative yoga classes.

Fast facts

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