Scents and Emotions: Unlocking Your Senses With Fragrances and Aromas
Our senses guide our olfactory experiences, constantly affecting our mood and triggering various emotions. Fragrances emanating from fresh flowers and scents springing from aromatic plants can hit all your senses, impact mood and behaviour, and trigger vivid memories.
How do scents affect your brain?
Your sense of smell and emotions go hand in hand. When sensory receptors in your nose detect odour molecules, they signal the brain through olfactory nerves and bulbs.
Then, the olfactory cortex processes and identifies the smell. Its connection to the amygdala and hippocampus enables the brain to relate that smell to a specific emotion and memory.
Your sense of smell constantly takes you on new and familiar journeys, whether you smell flowers, fruit, your favourite perfume, or chocolate biscuits fresh out of the oven. It takes you down memory lane, making you feel happy, joyous, nostalgic, or carefree.
Scents and mental health
A pleasant smell can be incredibly relaxing. It can uplift your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, make you more alert, and even alleviate pain.
You probably already know that from experience, but science backs it up. For instance, a study on inhalation aromatherapy found that lavender and chamomile essential oils can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
Another scientific study on ambient aromas revealed that pleasant scents improve cognitive performance and mood.
Fragrances are not an exception. They have uplifting and relaxing capabilities and can awaken your creativity. They’re brilliant for improving your mental health and overall quality of life.
Many other researchers found that peppermint, orange, lavender, or ylang-ylang are ideal for lowering anxiety and promoting a sense of calm.
That’s why we made our Ginger Lily Candle Set. The bouquet of fresh calla lilies with eucalyptus and hand-poured candles with ginger lily and ylang-ylang notes will unlock your senses, calm your mind, and soothe your soul.
Time to stop and smell the flowers
Considering the power of aromatherapy and the connection between scents and emotions, don’t you think it’s time to stop and savour the surroundings?
Adorn your home and office with fresh flowers and candles with enchanting aromas. They’ll uplift your mood, happiness, motivation, creativity, and overall well-being.
Onacara’s Heavenly Harmony collection of handmade well-being gift sets is perfect for that experience. Our beautiful, fresh flower bouquets with hand-poured candles will fill your home or office with delightful aromas, transforming it into a more welcoming and inspiring space.
Browse our collection and pick your favourites! Free your mind and head on a captivating journey that works wonders for your well-being and happiness!