Instant Good Vibes: The Amazing Olfactory Powers of Incense & Oils

Jan 6, 2015


One of the most effective and easy ways we’ve found to change the mood of a space is using incense or perfume oils to create an aromatic atmosphere! Your sense of smell is inextricably linked to memory and perception–ever notice how you can catch a whiff of a cologne or perfume you wore or were familiar with back in the day and it takes you right back to the feelings of that time? Smell is more directly linked to the emotional regions of the brain than other senses, and actually operates differently than the other senses in registering that connection: with sound, sight, or taste, we identify the information first and then react emotionally. With smells, we have an emotional reaction first and then identify the scent shortly thereafter.

We love using incense and oils to create an exotic olfactory experience in our stores and in our homes. It’s also great for creating a separate space of intention for meditation or yoga! How do you use the aromatherapy of incense or oils to enhance your experiences? What’s your favorite incense or perfume oil?

At Mexicali Blues, we’ve gathered many of our favorite scents–nag champa, Egyptian goddess, fizzy pop, and more–with unique and exotic incense holders, oil burners, and candles, to make creating your own deliciously aromatic environment easy as can be! Check out the collection here:

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