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Book features unique Press-2-Smell™ technology that allows readers to experience true aromatherapy

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 3, 2010) –The scents of salt air, sandy beaches, the sea and the feeling of freedom they inspire come alive in the newest installment of the Mo’s Nose children’s book series. The unique picture books include natural scents that are released while reading. Aura Cacia, the leading provider of aromatherapy products in the U.S. has teamed up with the creators of Mo’s Nose, on the series’ third installment that follows Mo, the real-life rescue dog, and his puppy pal, Lucky, in Mo Smells Blue.

Exploring the beautiful sights and inviting scents of an island seaside environment, author Margaret Hyde and illustrator Amanda Giacomini have the two dogs exploring and surfing, all the while sniffing out the exhilarating blue scents around them, including the briny blue sea, the clear blue sky and the sweet blue lotion.

The book features a special Press-2-Smell technology that allows readers to smell all the “blue” aromas Mo discovers in his “scentsational” journey. Featuring 100-percent pure essential oils from Aura Cacia, Mo Smells Blue is an aromatic treat, releasing the scents of sandalwood, clary sage, sweet orange and lavender to enhance the imagination and reading experience.

A portion of the proceeds from Mo Smells Blue goes to the Best Friends Animal Society to support its initiatives with humane groups across the country — working towards a time when there are no more homeless pets. The Mo’s Nose series is dedicated to teaching kids about philanthropy, fun and making the planet a better place for all four- and two-legged creatures.

Author Margaret Hyde is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, publisher, writer, and photographer living in Southern California. Illustrator Amanda Giacomini is an artist, graphic designer, and yoga teacher living in Northern California. Her dog, Mo, was the inspiration for the book series.

The pure essential oils provided by Aura Cacia for the book series represent just a few of the company’s extensive list of pure, organic aromatherapy products. For 28 years, Aura Cacia has been sourcing and producing the purest essential oils for aromatherapy and skin care.

Mo Smells Blue is available now at Barnes & Noble across the U.S. and online at,,, and other select retailers nationwide.

Mo Smells Blue

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Editors: Copies of the both Mo Smells Blue and Mo Smells Green are available upon request.

About Mo’s Nose Creators
Margaret Hyde is a publisher, writer, and photographer living in Southern California with her three amazing kids. Inspiration struck Margaret in the middle of the night as her best friend’s dog, Mo, leapt into her imagination. She awoke, and wrote the text and idea for Mo’s scent-filled adventure. Margaret Hyde’s previously published books for children include Dreadilocks and the Three Slugs and the popular Great Art for Kids series, with titles including Picasso for Kids and Matisse for Kids.

Amanda Giacomini is an artist, graphic designer and yoga teacher. She lives in Point Reyes, California, where she and her husband, Nicholas, run their own yoga studio called Yoga Toes. They are the proud parents of Mo the dog. Best friends for 20 years, Mo’s Nose is Hyde and Giacomini’s first artistic collaboration.

Aura Cacia® Pure Aromatherapy
For over 25 years, Aura Cacia has provided consumers with aromatherapy products made with 100 percent pure essential oils derived solely from nature.  A leader in quality and a key source of expert information, Aura Cacia has helped fuel widespread awareness of aromatherapy. With an industry-leading testing program which now includes gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), Aura Cacia provides consumers with the highest quality essential oils available and whenever possible, oils that are certified organic as well.  Aura Cacia cares about aromatherapy and the people who use it. For more information, please visit

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