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3 Healing Scents for the Holiday Season

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3 Healing Scents for the Holiday Season

Of all our senses, there is only one that is directly hard-wired to the brain, making it one of the most powerful and often underrated of our senses: our sense of smell.

Amazingly enough there is still a good deal of debate over how our sense of smell actually works, but there is little debate over its significance. To begin with, seventy to seventy-five percent of what we perceive as taste comes from our sense of smell alone! It gives us cues to understand if something is toxic, pleasant, yummy, or rotten. But it can do more than stimulate our appetite or warn us of spoiled food. Our sense of smell vividly links us to memories, eases tension and stimulates both body and mind.

During the seasonal change that we are currently experiencing, bringing warm or bright scents into your home can reawaken pleasant moments from the past, stimulate the immune system, and provide a welcoming atmosphere for guests.

 

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

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2:46PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you

10:54AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012

Thanks for posting, loved it!

6:15AM PST on Feb 9, 2012

Thanks. Worth trying.

4:28PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

some of my favorite fragrances of oils.... really looking for a headache aid though...

5:14PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

I love simmering orange peels and cinnamon on the stove top, it makes the house smell wonderful.

4:55PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Thank you

8:27PM PST on Dec 22, 2011

Thanks, will try.

10:55PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

I agree, adding different scents to a room can change the mood & atmosphere. I use it all the time!

2:29PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

i will give it a try this christmas.thank you

9:11AM PST on Dec 19, 2011

This intrigues me. Will give it a try.

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