Increase Creativity With Scents!

unleash-creativityHey everyone! I would like to say that this will be my final post because my time here as an intern for Scent Sciences has come to an end. It has been an awesome experience and I have learned a lot along the way. I never knew how much information there was about the olfactory system and the various uses of scents and smells. It’s definitely interesting information to want to learn more about!

Enough about that, let’s talk about something cool! How would you like to boost your creativity? Well a little research has found that sniffing certain scents before going to sleep, can actually increase your creativity.Orange-Vanilla Isn’t this research somewhat inspiring, I’ve also been a fan of the arts, but I have never had confidence in my  art skills. Maybe I will try sniffing a combination of orange and vanilla or cinnamon and vanilla, two scents that are linked to creativity, before going to sleep for a week and see what it inspires me to do!

Calling all artists, musicians, and anyone wanting to increase their creativity, try giving this a shot, there are no guarantees. The worst thing that can happen is that you will be in the same place as you started. The research showed that there was definitely an increase in creativity for participants who smelled orange and vanilla before going to bed. This is  basically an effortless way to possibly boost your creativity, so why not give it a shot and see all the wonderful affects of using scents!

What scents or smells would you use to boost your creativity? Let us know! We want to hear from you!

Sources:

The Smell is Right – Using Scents to Enhance Life

Good morning creativity: task reactivation during sleep enhances beneficial effect of sleep on creative performance

Creativity Blocked? Try a Common Scents Solution

Written By: Kaila Li

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