The Nose Knows

The Nose Knows

“Listen to your inner voice, because your inner voice might be your nose telling you what to do.” ~ Johan Lundström, Neuroscientist, Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

Living in this time of uncertainty and rapid change, maintaining a soothing environment is essential to the well-being of ourselves and our loved ones.

Our sense of smell is directly connected to the limbic system where emotions and memories are stored so it plays a crucial role in our day-to-day decisions. It affects heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, mood and more.

Smell has a strong influence on the emotions we feel in our daily lives – familiar scents promote stability to help us feel grounded and secure, unfamiliar scents can cause a heightened sense of caution or alert us to danger.

It is important to be conscious of the scent experience in the spaces where we live, work and learn. Set the mood by creating supportive experiences for each home environment:

Anti-inflammatory & Refreshing for Bathrooms
Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Juniper

Calming & Relaxing for Bedrooms & Other Communal Areas
Lavender, Chamomile, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Cedar

Invigorating & Stress Relieving for Home Office and Learning Spaces
Bergamot, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Cypress, Basil

Energizing for Kitchen & Dining Areas
Cinnamon, Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Ginger, Rosemary