The Scent of Inspiration

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What does learning smell like? More than likely— it smells like peppermint. According to the Essential Oils Desk Reference, peppermint oil can be used to “boost energy, creativity and learning skills.” So it might be a good idea to infuse a whiff of peppermint into your child’s next study session. Peppermint smells great and there are many fun ways to tap into peppermint power: peppermint mints, peppermint scented stickers, and peppermint scented pencils, to name just a few options.

Using scent to increase learning skills is a practice that has been receiving increased attention over the years. In “Using Smell to Help You Study” published by Best Colleges Online, it is recommended that students spray a pencil “with a certain cologne or perfume that your noise not accustomed to smelling and regularly smell that scent as you study,” so your brain associates your study material with that scent. Then, when you sniff that scented pencil during a classroom exam, the scent will trigger your memory to recall what you studied when that scent was in the room. To learn more, you can read the article in its entirety here: Best Colleges Online

Scratch-and-sniff stickers are a great way to utilize the power of scent to motivate students and they are an ideal way to maximize your child’s sense of smell during study sessions. If you are curious and want to learn more about how scratch-and-sniff scented products work, you can visit this site:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/science-questions/question274.htm

Just as foul odours detract from the learning process, it is also true that positive smells and particular scents enhance your child’s learning process. Think about it. Is the scent of inspiration filling the air in your child’s study room?

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