Neutralising bad odours with a scented air freshener like the new ‘Dettol Glen 20 Healthy Air System’, can have some surprising benefits for you and your family’s well-being.
There is a growing body of research that says odours (both pleasant and pungent) influence our mood, memory and emotions, as well as the immune system and the endocrine system (hormones)¹.
The research also suggests that our sense of smell is a very personal thing, shaped by our past experiences. So odours that are offensive to some, will actually conjure pleasant memories in the minds of others. This is why some of us prefer the strong aroma of pine, while others will find comfort in the scent of freshly cleaned linen.
Uplifting scents include chamomile, rose, lemon, orange, bergamot, and lavender. But research has shown any scent that triggers pleasant memories and positive feelings will elevate the mood.
While there are individual differences, common household odours such as bathroom odour, unpleasant kitchen smells and pet faeces, smell bad to everyone. While most of us find these odours offensive, scientists believe they also serve a useful purpose – they alert us to potential health hazards². To help anyone in your household from getting unwell, Dettol recommends the use of disposable paper towels to remove spills of body fluids, then clean and disinfect the surface thoroughly – and always remember to wash your hands after cleaning.
When all the cleaning is done, you can keep that freshly cleaned smell with an air freshener that neutralises odours in the air. You could use an aerosol spray. But a more convenient option is using a diffuser like the new Dettol Glen 20 Healthy Air System. It automatically releases bursts of fresh fragrance at regular intervals, keeping your home smelling fresh, clean and welcoming.
The Dettol Glen 20 Healthy Air System is available in two pleasant scents, Fresh Air Scent, and Clean Comfort Linen. Simply choose where you want to place or hang your diffuser, set the intensity control and you’re done!
For more information visit the website: http://www.dettol.com.au/dettol-glen-20-healthy-air-system
1. Jacob, T. Smell (Olfaction) A tutorial on the sense of smell Cardiff University UK http://www.cf.ac.uk/biosi/staffinfo/jacob/teaching/sensory/olfact1.html accessed 23 Oct 2013.
2. Fields, H (2012) Fragrant Flashbacks: Smells Rouse Early Memories Observer Vol.25, No. 4 April http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/publications/observer/2012/april-12/fragrant-flashbacks.html accessed 23 Oct 2013.