Mindfulness & The Power of Scent

Last week we looked at how certain smells can take us back through time and remind us vividly of people in our lives and the places we visited in the past.

Today, let’s think about how scent can make us feel.

Emotionally, scent has been found to have a profound effect on our feelings and emotions. This can tie in with memories that stir emotions. Think of happy holidays on the beach and the memories of coconut and reef oil evoking emotions of fun and happiness!

It is very clear that scent can elevate different emotions and have an impact and purpose in allowing us to use different scents for different purposes in relation to how we are feeling. 

This also ties in with mindfulness and becoming aware of what type of scent stirs varying emotions within us, and how we respond to these specific scents. 

For example, Winter for me is one of reassessing and reflecting. I am looking for comfort, safety, security, stability. I want to feel that my soul is comforted and aligned.

The scents of vanilla, sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, ylang ylang, orange, cardamom, frankincense all enable me to feel centred, comforted and calm. The candles that I use at home for this is iKOU’s Sandalwood or Vanilla, the iKOU essential oils of ground and balance, and the Inoko Candle in Amber & Fig.

So if you’re in need of an emotional lift, let’s talk about the scents that may make your spirit soar!

Stay warm and stay safe!

Gina 🙏

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