Gifting the Senses: Smell

In periods of high stress, anxiety, or panic, you might find that using a grounding technique is a helpful way of immediately connecting with the present moment. Many grounding techniques are rooted in the senses as a way to remind ourselves and our bodies that the present moment is safe. For example, one of our favorite grounding techniques is 5-4-3-2-1 whereby you say, out loud, 5 things you see, 4 things you feel, 3 things you hear, 2 things you smell, and 1 thing you taste.

In the spirit of 5-4-3-2-1, we wanted to root our gift guide in the senses. This specific guide is focused on smell. Whether you’re lighting a candle at home, wearing perfume/cologne, or smelling herbs/flowers – these suggestions are aimed at helping you feel grounded via the scents around you.

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  1. Candles (pictured): Voluspa Mini Candle Trio
  2. Perfume/Cologne (pictured from top to bottom): Sephora Cologne Sampler, Sephora Perfume Sampler
  3. Essential Oils (pictured): Pursonic 6 Pack Gift Set,
  4. Diffuser (pictured): 400 ml Wood Grain Diffuser
  5. Herb Garden (pictured): 9-Herb Window Garden Kit
  6. Gardening Kit for Kids

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