Pheromones were discovered in the 1930s by Adolph Butenandt, a German biochemist. These are subliminal smells which are airborne chemicals involuntarily expelled into the air that affect the physiology or behavior of other members of the same species. Yes, humans give off pheromones. This is what helps newborn babies identify their mothers. It is what partners, lovers, and friends use to choose one another unconsciously. This is not something we are usually aware of but it is what attracts us to another person. Couples going through a break-up or divorce will often say their partner “no longer smells the same. " You see-the chemical attraction between them has changed just as their emotions have changed. We each have a "smellprint" which is completely unique for us and no one else in the world has the exact same “smellprint. "
Environmental fragrancing (psychoaromatherapy) is used to manipulate mood or change perception through subliminal smell. Research shows that people can be encouraged or manipulated using this method of aromatherapy. For example, customers in a store can be encouraged to purchase a particular item rather than another identical item by impregnating it with a pleasant subliminal smell. Customers in a shopping mall can be encouraged to purchase more stuff simply by diffusing a subliminal fragrance like peppermint. The ethical boundaries here are not very clear! And yet we have been subliminally affecting others probably our whole lives. How many of you used to use perfumes before you started using essential oils as your perfume of choice? And how many of you use some kind of aromatherapy locket around your neck? You are not only affecting your own mind but that of others as well.
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From Linda L. Smith, director of the Institute of Spiritual Ministry and Aromatherapy, Inc.