Nature abounds with fragrance. Flowers, fruits, leaves—even the ground beneath us radiates pleasant, earthy odours. And yet, how often do we really pay attention to scent and the smells around us? Scents impact almost every aspect of our daily lives. “Scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement, self-confidence, and physical and cognitive performance,” says Theresa Molnar, executive director of the Sense of Smell Institute.
Here’s a list of the different states you can induce in your life, with the help of scent.
Peppermint, lavender, citrus and strawberry scents are may be effective productivity and concentration boosters.
Want deep sleep and peaceful dreams? Go for blends of lavender, chamomile, spikenard, neroli and mandarin oils.
If brain fog and distraction are your worst enemies, look for peppermint, basil, lemon and rosemary oils.
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Sometimes, we all need a little chill. Wild orange, sage and lemon are great scents for quieting your inner storm.
Stress and anxiety are well-known to most of us in our fast-paced 21st Century lives. Cue sage, geranium, lavender and orange oils to induce a little calm.
Dancin’ and romancin’
Spice up the bedroom with jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and sandalwood oils.
Want to kickstart your holiday season? Go for pine, spruce or fir, or spices like as nutmeg and cinnamon.
Alleviate cold and flu
Caught the flu? Try thyme, eucalyptus, rosemary or manuka oils for a little relief.
Cinnamon, clove and orange are great options for boosting your body’s immunity.
Going for a spring clean vibe? Bring the outside in, and create an atmosphere that is transcended by relaxation and remedial resolve for the mind.