What was most interesting was how very few of the children had heard of jasmine, had never smelled it before, and yet their responses were almost identical. One small boy who was maybe 5 years old smelled the vial of jasmine, closed his eyes, cocked his head, and literally got blissed out….when I asked if he liked it he gave me a big smile.
There is nothing quite like the honesty and directness of children!
I spent a few hours during Earth Day showing kids of various ages photos of flowers being pollinated by bees and butterflies, and then they could smell the essential oil that came from that flower. Everyone enjoyed the experience, and had their favorites. (Click on the images below to see in larger gallery.)