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The Power of Smell

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A smell is a chemical. The chemicals float around in the air around us and can tell us what is nearby. We have special receptors in the nose that can pick up these chemicals. This causes a response, which is then transmitted to our brain. The Power of Smell The human nose can smell between 4,000 to 10,000 scents Aromatherapy It has stress relieving ability and can be used to treat anxiety Peppermint Lavender Peppermint aromatherapy has been found to increase memory and alertness also insomnia and stomach ache Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled
use of essential oils to maintain
and promote physical, phychological
& spiritual well being. Scents can trigger memories,emotions, moods,desires ,cravings & the brains warning system Vanilla Sweet scent has been used as an aphrodisiac A mother can recognize the
smell of her brand -new baby
after only an hour Every living creature on our planet
has an aroma, a chemical signal
by which it may be differentiated from
the rest of creation Unlike the other four physical senses,
scents takes am express route directly
to the right side on the brain, leaving all
of the other senses in the dust. For Example: · Our sense of smell is more connected to emotion than any other sense.
Dogs have 1 million smell cells per nostril and their smell cells are 100 times larger than humans!
Humans use insect warning chemicals, called pheromones, to keep away pesky insects!

Our sense of smell is the first to develop of all our senses. Even before we are born, our sense of smell is fully developed and functioning.
As you get older, your sense of smell gets worse. Children are more likely to have better senses of smell than their parents or grandparents.
Everyone can improve their sense of smell with a little practice and attention. Has been known to reduce hunger & cravings By Jena Lupo Some imprinted smells we all
may have that can be easily
recalled are:
An Ocean breeze
A Summer Carnival
A Baby
Fresh laundry
Baked Apple Pie
A New car interior Anosmia [An(no)-osmia (smell) Gk.] site has been created for those who have lost their sense of smell (and taste) or have a reduced sense of smell (hyposmia). What are pheromones?

Pheromones are natural chemical scents the body produces in order to communicate with others nearby. They are well documented in the animal kingdom as the force that controls all social behavior, including mating. In recent years scientists have found that human behavior is also heavily influenced by these invisible airborne chemicals. Scientists have long known that odors and subliminal scents - or Pheromones influence how animals develop, mate, bond, and nurture their offspring. Lemon & Eucalyptus
This fresh stimulating fragrance will inspire and energize the environment as well as your spirit. See how important our sense of smell is. It enhances our alertness helps us avoid certain dangers triggers emotions
& memories & makes our course of life safe & pleasant Essentially, through the sense of smell, one creates an aromatic environment which is soothing & relaxing to invigorating & energizing – promoting a sense of well-being. See The sense of smell
is how we sense,perceive
& know the world What Is A Smell? Bibliography

http://www.hhmi.org/senses/

http://www.squidoo.com/smellology When women ovulate or are pregnant, their smell capabilities increase even more.
Yet when on birth control pills or menstruating the olfactory sense is more muted It is known that because of these pheromones that
womans menstrual cycles become synchronized
when they live or work together. Brumfield, C Russel Whiff Scent Communication. New York, N.Y, Quimby Press 2008 Luca, Turin Secret of Scent. New York, N.Y Harper collins 2006 When entering a new environment
Smell is the first sensation & the first
impression that determines whether
it's a pleasant or unpleasant place,whether
it's clean or dirty, dangerous or secure
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