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10 Ways to Optimise Your Life With Scent

May 21, 2018

10 Ways to Optimise Your Life With Scent

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.

 

Productivity

Peppermint, lavender, citrus and strawberry scents are may be effective productivity and concentration boosters.

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Slumber

Want deep sleep and peaceful dreams? Go for blends of lavender, chamomile, spikenard, neroli and mandarin oils.

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Focus

If brain fog and distraction are your worst enemies, look for peppermint, basil, lemon and rosemary oils.

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Mood boosters

Sometimes, we all need a little chill. Wild orange, sage and lemon are great scents for quieting your inner storm.

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Stress relief

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.

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Dancin’ and romancin’

Spice up the bedroom with jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and sandalwood oils.

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Holidays

Want to kickstart your holiday season? Go for pine, spruce or fir, or spices like as nutmeg and cinnamon.

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Alleviate cold and flu

Caught the flu? Try thyme, eucalyptus, rosemary or manuka oils for a little relief.

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Safeguard

Cinnamon, clove and orange are great options for boosting your body’s immunity.

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Purify

Going for a spring clean vibe? A mix of lemongrass, tea tree, eucalyptus, oregano, and juniper will leave your abode feeling fresh and clean in no time.

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