Is there a favorite smell that you can remember from your childhood that makes you smile? Particularly around the holidays? Or maybe…there are smells that don’t make you smile. This can be especially true when the holidays start to emerge and memories are tied in. Our sense of smell as human beings is something has been with us the longest.
Olfactory sense is, in terms of evolution, is the oldest sense, allowing the organisms with receptors for the odorant to identify food, potential mating partners, dangers and enemies. This is also why it is so powerfully linked with our past. In this episode of the Just Be Podcast, I dive right into how I handle triggers from certain smells during the holiday season and my stillborn son.
I will also chat about seasons, creating good smells in your home to battle these emotional triggers during the Fall and upcoming Holiday season.
Essential Oil Recipe Mentioned:
- 1 ounce favorite carrier oil
- 3 drops sweet or wild orange essential oil
- 2 drops vanilla oleoresin or absolute
- Aromatherapy Inhaler or Diffuse