The Nose Knows: Exploring the Benefits of Scents

The Nose Knows: Exploring the Benefits of Scents

Scents have a way of affecting our mood and overall sense of wellbeing. For centuries, people have used different scented products like essential oils and incense sticks to promote relaxation and create a calming environment. There is something about a sweet aroma that just makes us feel good inside. Here are some of the benefits of scented oils and their effects on wellbeing.

Smells and you

Do you know that your nose has at least 350 different odorant receptor proteins? Each protein detects smells in the air and identifies the scents. The brain then receives a message from the nose and throughout your life these are stored which is why a certain scent reminds you of a certain place and we can identify more than 10,000 different smells!! And scents can affect our mind set, mood and emotions!!

Different scents can have a range of effects on our mood and emotions. For example, lavender is known for its calming properties and can help with anxiety and stress, while peppermint can help with mental clarity and energy. So, if you're feeling down or anxious, just take a whiff of some lavender oil and let the relaxation begin!

Perfumes have been around since civilization itself began and fragrances work on levels that we cannot even consciously process. Scientific studies show there is a close relationship between the scent and the emotional side of our brains. Researchers have identified seven basic scent categories that can invoke varying moods. Other research shows that even thinking about pleasant fragrances can be enough to make us a bit more cheerful, but the actual smell can have dramatic effects in improving our mood and sense of well-being. So burning oils can be hugely beneficial - Try burning oils in your home or work environment to uplift, calm, stimulate, arouse, revitalise, de-stress, refresh or energize.

Here ar Kelham Aromas we have a huge range of scented goods to improve your wellbeing and environment.

Scented Granules & Essential Oils
Simmering granules are also a great way to add fragrance to your home, without having to worry about open flames or diffusers. Just pop a few granules into a simmering pot or oil burner, and let the scent fill your space. Plus, they come in a variety of scents, so you can switch it up depending on your mood or the occasion.

But the benefits don't stop at just improving your mood. Essential oils and simmering granules can also have physical benefits, such as reducing inflammation or relieving pain. For example, eucalyptus oil is great for respiratory issues, while ginger oil can help with muscle soreness.

So, if you're looking to add some aroma and wellness to your home, give our range of scented goods a try. Your nose (and your body) will thank you!

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