When I went to my first aromatherapy workshop, everyone was asked to share the smell they loved most. Many shared their favorite essential oils, but some loved the smell of freshly cut grass, ground coffee beans, and their childhood detergent. While often overlooked, our sense of smell is more powerful than most of us ever realize. And with the ability to detect more than one trillion scents, it’s an entertaining and sometimes spiritual game to explore what smells resonate with us and why.
Love the smell of cinnamon but hate peppermint? Perhaps you had an adverse childhood experience with some smells or positively associate them with friends, home, and fond memories. If you want to dive deeper into what your favorite essential oil says about you, read on for a fun take uncovering what your favorite aromatic scents reveal about yourself.