Have you ever wondered if scent impacts a person? Well, I have and this is what the following blog represents. It explains how the scent of a forest may be an impact to a persons life. I will show you if the smell of a forest is important or not. I also will share personal thoughts regarding this topic.
While I was outside in the forest at my sit spot for my environmental science class, one qualification we had to do is smell something in our sit spot. I decided to smell the forest in general. I had came to the conclusion that the smell was very mild. I wasn’t sure if this was normal because usually when I go in the forest I smell a very strong scent. When I think of a forest I think of a clean, clear, slightly bittersweet smell, in no way is it a bad or gross smell. After a while, I was wondering if the smell of the forest actually impacts a person or anything for that matter. I did some research to answer my question because I was really curious. According to Lindsay Holmes, a writer for Huffington Post, the scent of pine trees can reduce the amount of stress a person may have. This had partly shocked me because I never knew something so simple can do something so powerful, but it makes sense because nature is extremely healthy in many ways. While I continued reading the article that explained this fact, I thought about how I felt while I was at my sit spot. But as I said earlier, I didn’t smell a very strong scent, so I couldn’t really relate to the post. What I had done was think of the times I was in the forest and when I could smell that forest smell. I did remember that on the other days I had gone into the woods, I did smell a nice scent that sometimes is actually relaxing. The smell is very distinct, as I had stated earlier in the blog. This research was very fun to find out now that I know that scent does have a big impact.