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How to De-stress with Scents - Stop and Smell the Calm

Our sense of smell can be profound, often triggering deep-rooted memories and emotions. This connection is not just a coincidence … it is due to brain anatomy. Smell is initially processed by the olfactory bulb, which begins inside the nose and runs along the bottom of the brain. The olfactory receptors are directly linked to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain also associated with emotion and memory. This is likely why smell sparks emotions and memories more than other senses, which do not pass through these areas of the brain. Because of this activation of emotion through smell, scents can also be an effective way to improve our mood and overall wellbeing.  Aromatherapy can...

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