k u .co. mind our y think re #IFeelBetterWhen The Centre of Wellbeing The Power of Smell Our sense of smell is both the sensation of odours and the experiences and emotions associated with them. This means that scents can evoke emotional reactions. Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the primitive part of the brain, thought to be the emotional centre. This means that if we become aware that we are in a low mood and wish to lift it, remembering smells that make us feel good can be really helpful. e.g. freshly baked cake, the seaside. This is also why essential oils are often used to support our moods. Limbic system of the brain Olfactory bulb Nasal cavity Aromatic substances Olfactory neurons 11