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Healing Update: Scent Therapy


Skunk, CC0
Skunk, CC0

I wish to report that the "Scent Therapy/ Olfactory Training" is effective. I am still dealing with parosmia (intense onions, sulfur, and ammonia scent and taste). It's somewhat annoying, but I know that scent therapy is helping to regenerate damaged neural pathways.

There are many possible scents to use.

The following have the best results:

Rose Essential Oil - Floral

Eucalyptus Essential Oil - Resinous

Lemon Essential Oil - Fruity

Clove Essential Oil - Spicy




Scent Therapy Kit, MjP
Scent Therapy Kit, MjP

The specific oils listed above categorize the four primary odor or scent categories that aid in the recovery of loss of smell, distortion, and dysfunction via stimulation.




Essential oils are too potent to inhale directly from the bottle. It is imperative to create your own scent kit. (The last thing you need is further damage.)

How to do this? Soak a cotton ball with essential oil or extract.

Place each cotton ball into a container. (I use a spice jar.)

Inhale each scent for about 10-20 seconds, three times a day.

Store in a cool, dark place or refrigerate.

Optional scents: Peppermint, Lavender, Orange, Rosemary I wish you the best. Mj