Not everybody will have a memory linked to a smell but our olfactory senses are triggered and we have the capacity to store scents as memories. Aromatherapy works through two main channels, the olfactory system and through topical absorption (through the skin pores).Smell is the strongest link to the subconscious and we retain memories associated with smells for very long periods of time. Our nasal cavities have thousands of olfactory nerve cells that carry scent directly to the Olfactory bulb which is located at the back of our nose. It has nerve endings that send messages directly to the brain.
It is said that our bodies can process between 10,000-100,000 different smells and remember them. That's a lot of memory retention. There isn't a one fits all approach for aromatherapy. Its about getting in touch with your self and your spirit as a unique individual and letting the essences guide you to finding a balanced and harmonious fit for your environment and lifestyle.