Smell is closely related to our memories and actions. When our noses pick up a scent, it is immediately sent to the brain for processing.
When we recognise a scent, it gets sent to two important parts of the brain; the olfactory bulb identifies what the smell is and the thalamus tells us what to do. For example, when we smell smoke, we know that it may mean danger and to get out.
Following this, what we smell can have a strong effect on our productivity levels. If you’re a coffee lover, the simple smell of freshly ground beans may perk you up. If you need an extra boost however, there are other aromas that can help boost productivity and motivation levels.
Scented candles only produce subtle scents – while they are not overpowering, they can still have a positive effect on our mind.
Peppermint or cinnamon for new ideas
If you are feeling uninspired and stuck for new ideas, a peppermint or cinnamon scented candle can stimulate your senses. Research has found that these…