Perhaps the most powerful way of almost instantly changing mood is through our sense of smell. Imagine yourself walking through a field of lavender, or walking by a fully blooming daphne plant. The scent can be intoxicating and elicits feelings of pleasure and relaxation. Smell is one of the most powerful ways for quickly changing mood and improving wellbeing. A scent quickly enters the nose and goes through to the olfactory bulb and eventually sends its signal to the limbic system, where it is processed. The scent that quickly elicits hormonal and chemical changes throughout the body. The practice of aromatherapy is ancient and has become an increasingly important healing tool for herbalists, especially when working with emotional concerns.
Learn how to make herbal preparations that are accessed by our sense of smell.