How to create a scent association
Inhaling the aroma of essential oils not only allows you to benefit from its powerful effects, but aromatherapy can also be used for scent association. But what is scent association? Have you ever caught a whiff of cinnamon, an open fireplace or gingerbread and thought ‘this smells like Christmas’ and you are suddenly transported to last years memories? Well, that is scent association. The mind has a powerful ability to use scent as a trigger point that can release long lost memories and feelings from the last time you inhaled that aroma. This is something that can be harnessed and used on your next Wellbeing Escapes holiday.
At Scentered they have created easy-to-use Scentered’s Aromatherapy Balms which allows you to apply your favourite combination of essential oils onto your pulse points. Whilst you are practising your beachfront yoga in Spain, exploring the English countryside or meditating in Thailand you will be releasing a steady stream of aroma as your skin warms the oils. Whilst you are feeling your most content and relaxed on your retreat, your brain will be associating that scent with positive feelings and happy memories. What’s more, is they are non-spill travel-friendly! Just pop your favourite balms into your carry on, so you can start your holiday early and apply as needed throughout your stay.
To strengthen this connection even more, once you return to your accommodation for the night, you can light one of Scentered’s corresponding Travel Aromatherapy Candles. As you get ready for your evening dinner or read your favourite book before bed, you will be inhaling the relaxing aromas of your favourite essential oils, making sure your holiday really is a sanctuary for all your senses.