Did you know that certain smells can have an effect the way you think and feel? Smells can reduce stress, give you more energy or even help you sleep. There are many scents around the house that makes us feel comfortable, just as there are a wide range of scents that we can add to our homes, our offices or anywhere we are that will make us feel good inside and be more productive.
Why is it that certain smells make us feel certain ways or elevate our moods when we are down? After all, our sense of smell isn’t as great as most animals on the planet but it still plays a major role in our physical and mental health.
The Smell/Mind/Body Connection
Studies show that the smell/mind/body connection are a holdover of the life and death significance that smell had on early man. Our sense of smell is connected to our brain’s limbic system, one of the oldest parts of the brain in evolutionary terms. This part of the brain controls behaviour, emotions and long-term memory. In early man, his sense of smell would help him find food, avoid predators and even locate enemies.
Smells and Health
Just as early man relied on his sense of smell for survival, modern man can use that same sense of smell to heal themselves. Certain scents such as lavender releases hormones that make us feel good and other scents, including floral scents, can lower blood pressure and help you sleep deeper. If you want more energy and to increase your immune system, the smell of eucalyptus can help.
If you are stressed about work, money, your relationship or a big project that is due, sniffing lavender, coffee or vanilla will relieve your stress and could even reduce anxiety and pain levels in some people. In fact, aromatherapy using the scent of lavender can improve sleep quality, slow the nervous system and elevate your mood. Where kale is the new superfood, lavender can be considered a super-scent with healing powers that would take many harmful medications to equal.
Do you want to find the scents that help you relax or that energise you for your work day? Contact Airpure today and select from a wide range of scents that can make you feel good, help you reminisce or just make your home smell its best.