Smell is the number one sense linked to memory, triggering more emotionally vibrant memories than other senses. Scents can comfort and delight us. They can fill us with calm, nostalgia and take us to familiar places. We’re all born with our own unique birthday suits of scents. Babies begin to smell at 28 weeks into pregnancy and research suggests that certain essential oils have been shown to improve mood and can influence calmness.

Lighting a candle during pregnancy is a subtle way to begin introducing comforting scents to your baby