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Smell has become big business.  From supermarkets and drugstores to department stores and boutiques, everyone seems to be getting into the trade of selling good scents.

But which is the right scent for you?

A good place to start is to head back to the Garden of Eden. What did God do to enhance the sense of smell in Eden?  For one thing, He filled it with plants—all sorts of plants.

Considering that more than 55,000 species of flowering plants grow in the Amazon rain forest, just imagine what Eden must have been like.

Flowering and nonflowering plants.  Leafy plants and creeping plants.  Water plants and land plants.  Such enormous variety.  Of course they were beautiful to look at, and they also cleaned the air.

So take a tip from the Creator and place plenty of plants in your personal space.  When you do, you’ll be increasing the quality of the air you breathe (scientific research from NASA has shown that foliage and flowering plants have the ability to purify the air).

Sure, it takes a little work, but the rewards are great.

Beyond flowers and plants, try other creative methods to make your space more fragrant.  Burn scented candles and oils.  Here are just a few of the many scents available—and what they can do for you:

  • Eucalyptus clears the head and invigorates the mind.
  • Chamomile is said to bring relaxation.
  • Pine is thought to stimulate creativity.
  • Orange is supposed to refresh the mind.
  • Tea Tree is said to ground your thoughts.
  • Thyme is believed to refresh and strengthen the immune system.
  • Cucumber is thought to calm the nerves.

Find a few scents that you enjoy and bring them home to try.  You’ll be wonderfully pleased with the tranquil frame of mind they help create.

Still other ways exist to freshen the scent of your environment: aromatherapy kits, potpourri pots, air freshener plug-ins, room sprays, car deodorizing trees, bubble baths, and body lotions.  And don’t forget about the perfume or cologne you wear.  They are a great way to show your good “scents.”

Discover what fragrances are your favorites—and surround yourself with them!