It is fair to state that there are many ailments, both physical and mental, that have been introduced into our lives as we as a society have “advanced”.
We believe that some of these ailments are due to an imbalance of the five senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching. While tasting and touching require interacting with an object in one way or another, seeing, hearing, and smelling are affecting the way we act and feel constantly. When you are in nature, balancing those senses comes smoothly - when you are at the beach, you see the beautiful water, you hear the crushing sound of waves, and you smell the salty air; when you are in a forest, you see greenery, you hear birds chirping and you smell the refreshing air. It all makes sense, and it feels good.
When you are away from nature, however, you are bombarded by an onslaught of visual and audio stimuli, whether from the TV, the internet or digital billboards. The sense of smell is often absent in these stimuli thereby giving your brain an unbalanced load of information.
By bringing scent from nature into this world of information overload, you can begin to reclaim that balance in your brain.