The smell training technique

Your step-by-step guide to smell training

You will need a smell training kit and somewhere quiet to sit. For best results you should consistently smell train twice a day for a minimum of four months.

The smell training technique

Open a jar and hold it close to your nose. Take quick, gentle 'bunny' sniffs for 20 seconds. Really concentrate on what you are doing - focus your thoughts on what it is you are trying to smell. Be as attentive as you can and really try to 'find' that smell.

Relax, take a few breaths and move on to the next fragrance.

Work through all four fragrances in turn.

Useful insights into smell training

Click on any of these links to learn more about effective smell training:

The supplement that may improve smell training results

The best essential oils for smell training?

Maureen's tips for smell training

Smell training after surgery

Watch Chrissi's short video on how to smell train correctly

Buy a smell training kit

For the easy and convenient way to get started, go for a ready-made smell training kit. Your purchase directly supports the work of the charity.

Buy now

Snif app

The Snif app guides you through smell training, with timed visual cues. Always online, bookmark it for your daily training.

Go to Snif

Self assessment

It’s helpful to make a note of how your smell is right now. It will give you a baseline to help you track your progress.

Start tracking

You don't have to buy a specially-made kit. It is easy to make your own using any type of fragrant oils. Download instructions:

Make your own smell training kit

in English

Hacer su propio kit es fácil 

en Español

Fazer seu próprio kit é fácil

em Português

Realizzare il tuo kit è facile

in Italiano

Fabriquer votre propre kit 

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