Our sense of smell is, for most people, the strongest of the five senses, and our noses are at their very best when it comes to triggering memories. We all remember by looking at old photographs, we reminisce by listening to music from our childhood or by eating something that we first tasted on a particularly good holiday many moons ago. Our sense of smell however, is miles ahead of our other senses when it comes to evoking memories. The smell of your dad’s cigars, the smell of baking coming from your grandma’s kitchen, remembering school sports day the moment you smell freshly cut grass, the perfume that your favourite aunt used to wear when she got dressed up to the nines on a Saturday night. Now we’re not suggesting that you rush out and buy a bottle of Charlie but we are saying that it's important to be kind to your nostrils.
As well as triggering memories, smells can vastly affect our moods. Fragrances can make us feel relaxed, calm, happy, centred, energetic, nostalgic, creative, festive and even sleepy. Scents such as bergamot can cancel out disproportionate emotions and help us to feel content and stable. The delicate scent of Ylang Yang is the primary ingredient of the icon that is Chanel No. 5. It can boost the immune system and when used in skin care it can be anti ageing. Frankincense can aid digestion and clary sage can help with anxiety and mood swings. There are many other scents that can help with our physical and mental well-being, take a look.
Here at Reste, we fully appreciate the power of smell and all of our essential oils, soaps, candles, facial oils and incense sticks are completely natural so as not to remove any of the valuable properties with artificial fragrances.
Your sense of smell is a vital part of your well-being, treat it kindly.