Seasonal Depression Remedy : Scents of Joy

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Seasonal Depression Remedy

This time of year can be especially tough – the short days and general lack of sunshine can bring out feelings of an underlying depression.


Scent can help


In our brains, scent and memory are perceived in the same location – the prefrontal cortex.  This means that they are closely intertwined;  smelling something will often trigger your first or most profound memory of a place, event or person. 

This is great news, because we can use scent as a way to conjure up past memories of happier ( sunnier ) times. 


When you’re feeling off-center, reach for an herb, flower or a perfume that makes you think of sunnier days. 

Herbs and citrus is a great place to start, as these are generally uplifting and often associated with happy moments...But, for me, its the smell of sun drenched golden grasses that inspired my Wild Vetiver perfume. That is home. 

We are all unique – follow your nose, and smell what makes you happy.


Suggested Scents to evoke Joy:

  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit ( red or yellow ) 
  • Basil
  • Lemongrass
  • Coconut
  • Vanilla
  • Geranium 
  • Rose






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