Relaxing Scents


It’s Science, Some Scents Help You Relax


AUTHOR PURA / SCIENCE OF SMELL / PUBLISHED: JULY 12, 2019

You’re sitting in a big bath, overflowing with bubbles and yummy smells while listening to your favorite artist or podcast. You don’t know the time. You don’t have any future commitments. You don’t have a worry on your mind. Just the present moment and the enjoyment of your bubble bath.

You’re sitting in a big bath, overflowing with bubbles and yummy smells while listening to your favorite artist or podcast. You don’t know the time. You don’t have any future commitments. You don’t have a worry on your mind. Just the present moment and the enjoyment of your bubble bath.

These moments are few and far between, or maybe even non-existent for you. We are often running off of fumes and stumbling through the finish lines as we attempt to cut down our to do lists. Our society as a whole lacks an ability to successfully relax. This is often attributed to lack of time, busy schedules or a racing mind. The power of scent can give you aid if you are looking to relax throughout your busy days.

Smell is the strongest of the senses and is best able to influence brain activity. The power of scent is linked to the hippocampus which is part of a network called the limbic system. The limbic system is one of the most studied parts of the brain and governs emotions, behavior and long-term memory.

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The Power of Smell

The human nose can detect over 10,000 scents, which means we’ve got quite a bit of work to do here at Pura. ;) But, what is truly amazing is that because our sense of smell is processed near the hippocampus, scents and emotions are tightly intertwined.

Our nose is continually taking us to memories that may have been long forgotten. As we adventure through memories and thoughts, a range of emotions are tied into our present situation in either clear or subtle ways.

Our society as a whole lacks an ability to successfully relax. This is often attributed to lack of time, busy schedules or a racing mind. The power of scent can give you aid if you are looking to relax throughout your busy days.

Scent in Emotion

This range of emotion will vary greatly from person to person and is due to our exclusive smell print. Ever noticed when two people disagree about a fragrance or scent? This is why, two unique individuals may perceive that scent quite differently. It is difficult to predict if we will like a scent because how do we know how a scent will make us feel, the memories we may recall or thoughts we experience through our sense of smell?

Each of Pura's designer-grade fragrances are formulated with only the finest, responsibly sourced ingredients to meet the highest standards in the industry.

Because of the power that scent holds over our moods, it is recommended that you have a soothing scent such a lavender, jasmine or vanilla to relax (any scent that you love will bring you comfort. Your favorite scent(s) will bring you peace, happiness or motivation).

Walking into a room that smells of lavender, jasmine or vanilla will likely boost your mood. In comparison, walking into a room that smells of the weekend’s leftover garbage is sure to diminish positive thoughts and a productive mindset. Creating an environment with pleasing smells will evoke positive, calm and favorable emotions is rather simple and completely in your control.

Creating an environment with pleasing smells will evoke positive, calm and favorable emotions is rather simple and completely in your control.

About the Author

Pura was inspired by its founders' vision - to be able to control the scent of their homes anywhere, anytime, from the convenience of their smartphones. Each of Pura's designer-grade fragrances are formulated with only the finest, responsibly sourced ingredients to meet the highest standards in the industry.

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