Olfactory (sense of smell) Retraining - Series #1


Whether you’ve lost your sense of smell from Covid, or simply gone “nose blind” from being around the same scent(s) day in and day out, smell training - also called olfactory training - can help you recover your sense of smell. 

The technique of olfactory training is based on the fact that sense of smell (the Olfactory nerve) has the ability to regenerate, and exercising the olfactory nerve may strengthen it. The amount of benefit for each individual can be quite different, and although improvement may take awhile, it is important to practice these exercises daily to get the best results.

Olfactory training is actively sniffing the same four scents every day, spending around 20 seconds on each scent and really concentrating on what you’re doing. It’s that easy, it’s safe, and anyone can do it!

Open an inhaler and hold it close to your nose (but do not insert the inhaler into your nostril). Take swift gentle sniffs for 20 to 30 seconds.  Focus your thoughts on the scent you are trying to smell and visualize it as well. For example, if you’re smelling the lemon inhaler, visualize lemons.  After smelling the first inhaler for 20 seconds, relax, take a few deep breaths of fresh air and move on to the next inhaler scent. 

Work through all four fragrances, smelling and visualizing each one for a minimum of 20 seconds. 

Do this twice a day. 

Each set of four inhalers come in an assortment of colors, contain 100% pure premium grade essential oils, and should last for a minimum of 30 days.  Do not share your inhalers with anyone else, to prevent contamination. Do not insert the inhalers into your nostrils. 

Begin with the Series #1 of inhalers. Once you feel you’ve gained a sufficient return of smell of these scents, continue with series #2. 

Series #1 includes four inhalers: lemon, rose, eucalyptus and clove. 

Series #2 includes four inhalers: grapefruit, lavender, peppermint and cinnamon.