Moving into the Dorm can be an intimidating experience. You may face loneliness, homesickness, or even confusion when navigating your new environment. I certainly did, but I made it through my first year successfully, and so can you—with the help of smell, that is.
Of course, you’re going to pack all the basics first: bedding, clothes, bathroom supplies, books, snacks, personal items, and so on. And rightly so! But as you’re crossing items off of your checklist, don’t underestimate the power of a pleasant scent to purify dorm room odor. Once my roommate and I discovered Zum Aromatherapy Room & Body Mist, we were constantly complemented on our aroma, and it changed our little Freshman lives forever. Remember how I said you could cure loneliness, homesickness, and confusion? Well, here’s how:
- Loneliness. It can happen to anyone, especially if you’re in a foreign place where you may not know the people next door, or even your own roommate. With a really, really good smell anyhow, people will want to know you.
- Homesickness. Smell is the closest linked sense we have to memory. If you start using a room spray at home, and then bring it to college with you, you’ll have an immediate and transportable source of comfort.
- Confusion. Imagine a hundred bodies crammed into a single hallway, all sharing a communal bathing area—now imagine the smell. Topped with long nights of socializing and studying, anyone would need a mental break. Having a good smell to turn to can help provide some clarity in a time of need. Aromatherapy Sprays are commonly made from essential oils and designed to soothe the mind and spirit.