Medicinal Scents™

Emotion refers to a feeling state which involves thoughts, physiological changes, and behavior. Emotional regulation is an ongoing internal process and is often a challenge for chronic and seriously ill patients. The two therapeutics over viewed on this page help address the emotional dimensions of chronic conditions.


Medicinal Scents™ olfactory therapeutics support palliative patients emotional well-being.

These adjunct therapeutics help support emotion regulation for mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s, dementia, oncology, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS, post myocardial infarction, post stroke patients. Medicinal Scents™ are not indicated for postpartum depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, post traumatic stress disorder patients.

Medicinal Scents™ supportive care therapeutics utilize the olfactory pathway to communicate with the brain. These proprietary blends are formulated to subtly affect the brains limbic system. The limbic system has a role in mood, memory, behavior, emotion sensory processing, attention and time perception.

The interconnection between smell, emotional regulation and the  brain. . .  upon detecting a smell the olfactory neurons in the upper part of the nose generate an impulse which is passed to the brain along the olfactory nerve. The part of the brain this arrives at first is called the olfactory bulb, which processes the signal and then passes information about the smell to the limbic system. The olfactory bulb has direct connections to two brain areas that affect emotion and memory: the amygdala and hippocampus.

Olfaction is dependent on inspiration, and activation of olfactory limbic areas are synchronized with the natural breathing cycle.

Soma Sun™ and Soma Breeze™  help patients re-direct affective/distress behaviors.

Soma Breeze™ is a medicinal anxiolytic olfactory therapeutic for patients who are vulnerable to or have symptoms of cognitive anxiety.

When to use Soma Breeze™
1) anticipation of distress behaviors; or the onset of anxiety related behaviors such as fretting, restlessness etc 2) prior to nap 3) to help unwind from sensory overload (visitors and such).

Instruction for use: apply a pea size drop along each side of the collar bone.
The skin’s natural warmth, retains and subtly releases the medicinal fragrance to the nasal olfactory cells. Apply Medicinal Scents™ once or twice a day, 6 hours apart.

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Packaged in a white gift box, nested with natural raffia.
.50 oz white jar (see photo) cost $54.00 USA includes shipping.

Kātha-Soma™ medicinal therapeutics are applicable to the U.S. Flexible Spending Account and the U.S Health Savings Account.


Soma Sun™ is a medicinal uplifting olfactory therapeutic to inspire a bright, positive mood for patients who are vulnerable to bouts of low mood. • meaningful for post stroke/post myocardial infarction patients sub-threshold depressive symptoms, dysphoria and seasonal affective disorder. • In addition to brightening mood, the Soma Sun proprietary blend helps to re-kindle smell/taste memory for MCI, Alzheimer’s and early dementia patients (autobiographical memory retrieval). Mitigating low mood for early dementia spectrum patients helps maintain motivation/engagement. The objective is to help slow the onset or progression of apathy: inertia and emotional blunting. See more about apathy below.

When to use Soma Sun™
1) patient or care giver senses the onset of low mood, when the patient is dispirited, poor concentration, low mindfulness, low motivation, prior to social engagements, also useful to help limit gloomy day induced low mood.

Instruction for use: apply a pea size drop along each side of the collar bone.
The skin’s natural warmth, retains and subtly releases the medicinal fragrance to the nasal olfactory cells. Apply Medicinal Scents™ once or twice a day, 6 hours apart.

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Packaged in a white gift box, nested with natural raffia.
.50 oz white jar (see photo) cost $54.00 USA includes shipping.

Kātha-Soma™ medicinal therapeutics are applicable to the U.S. Flexible Spending Account and the U.S Health Savings Account.

Apathy, a syndrome of decreased initiation and motivation, affects over 70% of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and is the most common neuropsychiatric symptom reported in AD patients. Apathy happens because the frontal lobe, an area of the brain responsible for planning, judgment, and insight, becomes damaged.


Soma Sun™ and Soma Breeze™ are supportive care, adjunct therapeutics . . .
1)  for home health patient care
2)  suitable for adolescent emotional health
3)  product labels are gender neutral
4)  while developed for patient use, these products can be used directly by the caregiver to help mitigate their stress (ease caregiver distress).
5)  the olfactory stimulus is subtle, discernible only to the user.
6)  natural, bio-friendly ingredients help limit sensory overload.

Note: These proprietary blends also provide a subliminal therapeutic affect. Additionally, because smell & memory are coupled, with ongoing use the efficacy of the fragrance blend to utilize the olfactory pathway for emotion regulation, and well-being is enhanced. With continued use the brain will more easily recognize the scent and elicit a relaxed state or subtly uplift mood.

Olfactory transduction is a series of events in which odor molecules are detected by olfactory receptors. These chemical signals are transformed into electrical signals and sent to the brain, where they are perceived as smells.

Mind and body are in constant communication, each shaping and responding to the other. Medicinal Scents™ olfactory therapeutics help to facilitate the link between positive emotions and physical health.


Kātha-Soma therapeutics are distributed through e-commerce (not available in stores).

DISCLAIMER The content presented within the Kātha-Soma website is not intended as or should be considered as medical advice. Please consult with a healthcare practitioner for individual medical recommendations. Medicinal Scents™ are developed and distributed exclusively by Kathā Soma Consumer Healthcare USA/2017.