Nose in Training
June 16, 2010
No silly, I’m not doing push ups with my nose. I’m training my nose to be able to smell all the different essences that go into a scent. If you know me very well, you might know that I have sensory integration issues. You know, I’m a fidgeter- the chair’s too hard; tags in clothing bother me; the sun is too bright; the water’s too cold; and some smells are just too much. My environment can be a bit overwhelming for me sometimes. If you know about sensory integration, you know that it can get in your way. It doesn’t have to, but it can.
Here’s the upside to my particular sensitivities- I’m LOVING learning about scent. It’s like I’m getting a gift. As you can see in the pictures below, I have each of the essential oils labeled, and I’m trying to memorize the different smells. As silly as it sounds, it’s actually sort of tiring (in a sensory sort of way). It’s a completely different sort of learning than I’ve ever done, and my brain was tired last night when I went to bed (as was my nose).
Also notice the coffee beans that I have out to sniff between smelling the different essential oils. It sort of clears your nose so that you can continue to smell the different oils.