Updated: Jan 17, 2021
The power of scent!
Scent has a subconscious affect on everyone. Smell is in fact the strongest human sense and there is scientific evidence that scents have the strongest connection to memory and emotion. This is because with scents, the sensory information collected goes directly to the brain’s olfactory bulb, which is directly linked to the regions responsible for storing emotional memories.
Although we process smells subconsciously, we can use the power of smell to shape our emotional, physical and mental state.
When considering this information, it seems ideal to have scents in our workplace and home that can improve our moods and evoke positive memories. Certain scents can actually improve productivity at work by helping you feel energised and refreshed.
Here are some of our recommendations:
While they’re impossible to avoid, there are ways to manage stress and anxiety. Essential oils like lavender are known for their relaxing properties and scientifically proven to relieve stress by calming the nervous system. Jasmine, Rose, Camomile and Lemongrass are also known to have a similar effect.
Scents that are know to decrease fatigue and increase concentration include Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemon and Sweet Orange. These scents known to help invigorate the senses, improve concentration, and boost brain performance so you can stay focused on the task at hand and energised throughout the day.
Our highly scented 100% Essential Oil candles and wax melts are careful blended to awaken your senses, whether you want to feel uplifted, exhilarated, relaxed or energised take a look at our website or get in touch for more information.
Which are the smells that help you to relax or that have beneficial effects on your mood? I’d love to know!