Unlocking Memories and Emotions through Scent: The Power of #ScentSaturday 

#ScentSaturday on YouTube

Welcome to the world of #ScentSaturday, a weekly journey through the enchanting realm of aromatherapy oils and their remarkable ability to awaken memories and emotions. The softly spoken words and calm imagery takes you away from the everyday. Each video gives a brief glimpse in to the aromatherapy oils in my collection but more than anything I wish for each of us to take a few minutes out of our day to pause, relax and absorb ourselves into a moment in time. This is a new experience for me too and I would love to see how people feel about #ScentSaturday and build a video each week that everyone can enjoy.  

In this blog post, I’ll dive deeper into the fascinating connection between scent and the human mind. Join as I explore the science, the art, and the powerful experiences that make each #ScentSaturday a sensory delight. 

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The Science of Scent and Memory: 

Our sense of smell is more than just a sensory experience; it’s a direct pathway to our emotions and memories. The limbic system, a part of the brain, plays a crucial role in processing scents and regulating emotions. When we encounter a familiar scent, it can trigger the recall of specific memories and evoke deep-seated emotions. This is why a particular aroma can instantly transport us back in time or make us feel an intense rush of nostalgia. 

Aromatherapy and Emotional Well-being: 

Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils extracted from plants to improve physical and emotional well-being. Each essential oil has its unique chemical composition, and their scents have varying effects on our mood and mental state. For example, lavender is often used for relaxation and stress relief, while citrus oils can uplift and energize. Aromatherapy oils, with their diverse aromas, have the power to influence our emotions positively and help us find balance and harmony in our lives. 

Fragrance oils can often be artificial, something we can detect with surprising accuracy – our body knows the ‘real thing!’ I often feel in two minds about the use of artificial oils; after all, Mirrist is designed to stay away from plastic. Luckily to sell scented oils in the UK they have to go through tough regulations, unlike certain plastics. I feel they’re suitable in small doses for aromatherapy and can be quite powerful for emotional healing. After all, a scent of your favourite sweets are unlikely to be natural but perhaps they remind you of a childhood memory and bring a happy feeling.  

The #ScentSaturday Experience:

#ScentSaturday is a weekly YouTube series designed to bring the world of aromatherapy oils to life. Through the use of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), I aim to create a sensory journey for the viewer. The gentle, soothing sounds of ASMR enhance the sensory experience, making it more immersive and enjoyable. The mission is to help you connect with these aromatic treasures on a deeper level and discover their transformative potential. Perhaps it could inspire you to try aromatherapy too? 

In each #ScentSaturday episode, I explore a different aromatherapy oil and delve into its unique characteristics. Let’s take lemon verbena, for instance, a fragrant herb known for its invigorating scent. The moment I inhaled its fresh aroma, memories of my parents garden rush back. The scent of lemon verbena became synonymous with warmth and comfort, reminding me of every time I would visit home and I couldn’t help rub the leaves between my fingers and inhale the fresh lemony scent. It’s both invigorating yet grounding for me. I imagine the experience is somewhat unique due to the association of this plant but the story told is perhaps one many of us can relate to.  

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Tips for Exploring Scent and Memory:

Interested in embarking on your own scent journey? Start by keeping a journal of aromas that trigger memories or strong emotions. Experiment with various aromatherapy oils and take note of how each one makes you feel. Share your experiences with #ScentSaturday on YouTube or even send me a message on here as I’d love to hear from you! Let’s learn and grow together in our exploration of scent and memory, I know between you and I we can make this something really special.  

The Role of ASMR in Enhancing the Experience:

ASMR, with its gentle whispers, soothing sounds, and sensory triggers, plays a significant role in making the #ScentSaturday series an immersive and relaxing experience. These ASMR elements not only enhance the way we perceive scents but also deepen the connection between audience and the aromatic world we’re exploring. It’s all about creating a multi-sensory journey that engages both the mind and the senses. 

Let #ScentSaturday be a brief guide to a moment of relaxation in your day. Perhaps if you too can use a scented oil, some calm, meditative music then let this be the start to take 20 minutes to do something you love. I feel all of us can sometime be too tough on ourselves and we deserve a moment to do what we truly enjoy.  


In the world of #ScentSaturday, we’ve learned that scent has the remarkable power to awaken memories and evoke emotions long forgotten. The science, the art, and the sensory journey come together to create a unique and deeply personal experience. I invite you to join me on this aromatic adventure, explore the world of aromatherapy oils, and uncover the stories hidden in the scents that surround us every day. The journey is just beginning, and there are countless memories and emotions waiting to be rediscovered. 

Ready to embark on your own scent-inspired journey? Visit #ScentSaturday on the Mirrist YouTube channel to watch the latest episodes (or click here), and don’t forget to subscribe for your weekly dose of aromatic inspiration. Share your scent-induced memories and experiences in the comments section and become a part of the up-and-coming community of scent enthusiasts. Your stories and insights are the heart of #ScentSaturday. 

Person smelling a rose, it evokes a memory in them. A sunset is in the background causing a silhouette.