How is it that a smell can take us back in time and stir up distinct memories? Or how does it work through our subconscious to change our mood? It’s been discovered that of all our five senses, our olfactory system has the strongest link to the deepest parts of our brains, even so much that 75% of our emotions are said to be directly influenced by the smells around us.
Understanding how much smell plays a role in setting our moods and how it assists our brains in holding our memories, it would do us all well to be more conscious of our olfactory input and how we are responding in our everyday lives. Natural aromas are surely the most influential, like the gentle breeze of spring or the smell of freshly fallen snow- all we have to do is be present and breathe in deep to make the most of their inspiration. Then we can choose to consistently keep company with uplifting scents, like planting aromatic herbs and flowers in our gardens, utilizing essential oils in aromatherapy, or purposefully sourcing fragrant items to add to our personal routine, our décor or our workspace. Isn’t it just like science to come behind and prove there really is something to the old adage, “Stop and smell the roses…”.
While it’s impossible to perfectly capture or recreate the most magical and organic scents we experience, some fragrance technicians are better able to authenticate the natural. At Everyday North we appreciate those more realistic and unique fragrance blends and have taken much effort to source varieties that can bridge back to meaningful moments as well as play a role in the formation of new. Just as importantly, we are committed to crafting with materials that are as natural as possible. Our soaps are scented with only essential oils and all-natural fragrance oils. And our candle and wax melts scents are all phthalate-free blends formulated to tolerate higher heat.
It is our genuine desire that all our customers are blessed with rich and full experiences as they utilize the products we create. Happy ‘sniffs’ to all…