We love when neuroscience catches up to ancient wisdom, the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine has demonstrated a jaw-dropping 226% improvement in both cognitive and neural functioning in natural scent therapy. This research involved an olfactory study with participants being exposed to seven different essential oil-based scents, each rotated weekly. Each night, a single scent was used, creating a minimal yet effective olfactory enrichment routine.
This six-month study involved neuropsychological testing to assess cognitive performance in areas such as verbal learning and memory, working memory, planning, and attention switching. Also, fMRI scans were administered at the beginning of the study and after six months. The results were exceptional!
The implications of this study extend far beyond just enriching our nightly routines. While all sensory stimulation may contribute to cognitive health, olfactory stimulation holds a unique role. The olfactory system is the only sensory system that is directly linked to the limbic system, which plays critical roles in memory, emotion, and behavior.
Our seven Energetic Scents were formulated with the limbic system in mind. The stimulation properties of all natural, organic essential oils lay in their structure which are close in resemblance to actual hormones. Their signals transmit to limbic and hypothalamus parts of the brain via olfactory bulbs. These signals cause the brain to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, endorphins, etc., to link our nervous and other body systems, assuring a desired effect on the mind and body.
Explore our Energetic Scent all over body oils for the double win! They feel incredible, absorb quickly and the energetic scent sends your brain a drift into the night.
Tuned In // energy cleansing White Sage, rejuvenating and purifying Myrrh and alertness enhancing Sandalwood
Balanced // soothing Frankincense, stress reducing Rose Petal and anxiety alleviating Sandalwood
Creative // concentration boosting Spearmint, energizing Tangerine and rejuvenating Lemongrass
Relaxed // calming Lavender, grounding Geranium and stress relieving Lemon
Happy // mental balancing Pimento Berry, uplifting Cinnamon and anxiety alleviating Orange
Fearless // stress relieving Lemon, emotionally grounding Petitgrain, brain function enhancing Orange, mood lifting Lime, worry easing Bergamot, anxiety alleviating Lemongrass and energy increasing Grapefruit
Sexy // stimulating Pimento Berry, invigorating White Pepper, emotionally grounding Oakmoss and calming Rose Absolute