Smell is the most emotional sense. Your mood changes depending on the aromas you inhale.
Have you ever felt like a girl again when you breathed in the smell of a summer storm?
Who doesn't, right?
How many times have you traveled to the past when the smell of food from the family home where you grew up reached you?
It's not by chance. Smell has that great power.
That of being the sense with the longest memory, the one that best keeps the memories and the most emotional. The smells of the past rescue moods.
Smelling a fragrance linked to a place, a moment or a person is the most immediate way to travel back in time.
People have the ability to remember 35% of what we smell, 15% of what we taste, 2% of what we hear and only 1% of what we see.
How are you staying?
But there is more.
You don't smell with your nose, you smell with your brain
Although the nose is the entrance door, it is the brain that is in charge of activating and linking an emotion for each of the smells that you perceive.
What does this mean? Well, smells have a lot to do with how you feel and influence not only your mood, but also your way of seeing life and your daily motivation.
Knowing this information will be useful for you:
2. There are studies that show that compared to the practice of sudokus, an olfactory routine with 5 types of essential oils in older people helped them reduce and rejuvenate their cognitive age and prevent dementia.
At the end of the article we tell you some exercises that you can put into practice to achieve it.
Now that you know all this, have you ever stopped to think to what extent the aromas that surround you influence your well-being?
What are the essential oils that provide well-being?
These essential oils have a direct positive effect on mood:
There lavender and the espliego calm anxiety.
The citrus —orange, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit and bergamot—
lift the mood
There rosa and the geranium they raise self-esteem and help you feel good.
Even so, we recommend that you spend time connecting with yourself and with each of the scents and mixtures to find out which ones make you feel the best at each moment.
What can I do to train my sense of smell?
Do these simple practices daily.
It won't take you more than 15 minutes and the benefits in your concentration, your memory and your mood will more than compensate you:
- VERBALIZE the smells. Putting words to them will make you pay more attention to them and appreciate each of their nuances.
- Select 3 different scents to inhale every day for a week.
Do it gently and slowly, for a maximum of 10 seconds and repeat 2 or 3 times with each scent. Take a 5-minute break between each of the aromas.
Better if it is in the morning, when the sense of smell is more awake.
- After a week, smell the same scents with your eyes closed.
First through the mouth (keeping the nose closed), then vice versa, through the nose with the mouth closed.
EVOKE the smells, nuances and sensations that it causes you throughout the day.
- BE AWARE of the smells that surround you in each of the places where you are. Stop to perceive them, any time and place is good to exercise your sense of smell.
- If you have children around, EDUCATE their olfactory memory. Knowing how to label and associate smells has been proven to help develop emotional intelligence and can help manage ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
It all starts with a breath
Now that you know a little more about the subject, we would like to ask you that every time you use any of our products take a minute of your time to inhale its aromas.
They are not chosen at random and it is the best way for you to enjoy all its benefits.
Lee this article if you want to know more about northern flowers, our home line designed for your well-being.