Jan. 11, 2023

Ep 25- Stressed out? Smell something about it

Ep 25- Stressed out? Smell something about it

Shayna and Kathy are back from vacation and jumping back into the series on the 5 senses. On this episode they talk about scent. You get to hear Kathy geek out about one of her favorite topics. Learn about some of the ways scents impact our mental health, as well as how you can integrate scents into your routine, in a relatively unobtrusive way. Kathy will also go into some of the ways you can play around with unique scents to create something that resonates with you.

*** Note- when Kathy was talking about making a scent called "The Overlook", she referenced that she made it while watching the Stand. Obviously this is incorrect. She was watching The Shining. Please forgive her- she was being treated for pneumonia during the taping of this episode and all in all, she was impressed that she sounded coherent at all. LOL

 Citations and credits

The Essentials of Essential Oils around Pets- Information for keeping your animals safe while you play with scents

Influence of Fragrances on Human Psychophysiological Activity: With Special Reference to Human Electroencephalographic Response This is that massive resource Kathy referred to often and has specific EEG findings associated with certain scents.

 Psychology Today basic info about scents

 LA Times Article- Humans can sniff our 10 basic odors

 FragranceX- Fragrance Wheel and Scent Families Guide

 FragranceX- Fragrance Notes- Everything you Need to Know

 Interesting and emerging science on how the human sensory cortex and not the amygdala, may be responsible for storing fearful memories. 

The influence of ambient scent and music on patients’ anxiety in a waiting room of a plastic surgeon.

Artwork by Matthew Gwaltney- https://www.bdbumblebee.com

Editing by Ryan Merrill- https://www.instagram.com/the_nerdyeditor

Intro Music is "Call to Adventure" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)-Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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