Connection Between Scent And Emotional Well-Being

Smells are strongly interconnected with our feelings and emotions and undeniably wired with our memories as well. I think most of us have a few smells that remind us of our childhood, perhaps a familiar scent from the family kitchen associated with good suppressed memories, or that distinct smell that we automatically associate with a specific time of the year or a holiday. I don't think there are many people who don’t think of a beach vacation when they catch a glimpse of that sweet smell of sunscreen with coconut… 

It really is such a wonder of how complex the idea of smell is. It seems like we choose specific scents that are truly unique and we all have our distinctive smells we are drawn to. When it comes to attraction, scent plays a crucial role in our natural fascination with someone and when deep feelings are involved, we will crave and remember those specific smells associated with that person for a long time to come.

There is a theory called vibration theory, by which odorants have distinctive vibration patterns, and molecules with similar vibrational spectrums should smell similar, which explains why we are attracted to certain smells more than others. Receptors in our noses act like tiny spectrometers to identify scent molecules by their vibrations. Kinda similar to music, when we are attracted to the specific vibrational frequencies that align with our nature.  

Our sense of smell enhances our experience of the world around us, helping us navigate through our emotions and having a strong effect on our mood and even well-being. Scents we experience send signals to our limbic system, which is the sector of the brain responsible for emotions and memories. Studies say that as much as 75% of the emotions we feel daily are strongly influenced by what we smell.

As helbologists, we specifically admire plants whose scents are a powerful tool in enriching our mood and we use a lot of such plants in our herbal mixes and teas. There are so many plants with lovely unique and aromatic scents, such as lavender, rosemary and peppermint. There are also plants, whose smell has a warm feel to it, such as clove, saffron and rose that can add beautiful harmonic addition to our lives. Plants that we love to use for their distinguished smells and qualities are passionflower, camomile, hibiscus and rosehip.

With the right combination of smells, there are ways to improve our well-being, reduce stress, elevate mood, and even improve cognitive functions, so it is a matter of finding individual scents that work best personally for you and make you feel the best. 

Selection of aromatic Sono products : 

Immunity Herbal Tea with berries, hibiscus and ginger

Be Refreshed - Apple flavour prerolls

Pumpkin Spice Preroll

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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