For most of us, the windows in our homes have been closed for months – air conditioners have been running in the Northern Hemisphere and furnaces in the southern half of the world. All that heating and cooling means our homes are stuffy and we’re using air fresheners, potpourri, you name it, to make our homes smell better. With all the scent options at your disposal, which smells should fill your home?
Scientific research, mainly in psychology and biology, links certain smells to particular psychological effects among people, in general. You can use what scientists have learned in your own home to create spaces that work for you and help you achieve your important goals.
Researchers have learned, for example, that the smells of:
We don’t need to be aware of scents for them to work their magic. So scent, and relax, or think creative thoughts, or exercise with ease, or . . . .