Have you ever noticed that certain scents or smells give you an instant sense of happiness or remind you of a specific moment in time? Well, that is because our mental state is often influenced by the olfactory experiences around us.
The close relationship between scents, memories and emotions is possible thanks to the hippocampus, one of the most studied parts of the human brain thought to be responsible for storing memories and processing emotions. For example, when we perceive a familiar scent like fresh baked cookies, it may trigger memories of happy childhood times with grandparents and immediately bring a smile to our face. And although the specific way our brains process odors is complex and still very much unknown, there is no doubt that certain scents can affect our mood, even if they are not associated with an explicit memory.
Whether you have been feeling a little blu after a long and dark winter, anxious due to the current global pandemic, or simply need a little help every morning to make your day a little brighter, we will tell you which scents can help you feel happier and more energized naturally.
Citrus scents like lemon, mandarin, orange, and grapefruit are well known for their ability to boost your mood. In aromatherapy, citrus scents are used to reduce anxiety and increase energy levels.
For a little morning pick me up, try these Body Care Products containing citrus scents that can help you feel more alert and ready to take on the day. Or enjoy a steady supply of energizing citrus fragrance with a Green Mandarin Home Diffuser.
Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)
This small, but powerful green leaf has been widely used in herbal medicine for its anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties.
Try switching your daily hand soap or toothpaste for these containing Lemon Balm leaf extracts and you may find yourself feeling a little happier and more relaxed every day.
Probably one of the best-known aromatherapy oils. The lavender’s fragrance is believed to help reduce stress and anxiety while promoting calmness and an overall sense of well-being.
Try a nighttime warm bath with these products containing a Lavender scent to help you relax before bedtime. Stressful workday ahead? Use them in the morning instead.
Carry around the soothing and relaxing properties of lavender with you by using these Lavender Scented Body Care.
Or simply enjoy the benefits of lavender scent all-day long with this home/work fragrance spray.
This highly stimulating and very refreshing scent can make you feel alert and more focused. So, if you need to perform tasks requiring prolonged, sustained attention, try drinking Peppermint tea.
If you are not a tea drinking person or just want a little extra focus each day, adding these mint scented products to your daily routine may just give you that little edge you are looking for.
The smell of this common herb better known for its use in Mediterranean gastronomy can help boost your mental and physical energy allowing you to perform daily tasks better and faster. Try these products containing Rosemary.
This woodsy scent traditionally used in herbal cold and flu remedies for its ability to relieve congestion and help clear nasal passages is also an excellent stimulating scent that can increase alertness and help you wake up faster.
So, if you are not a morning person, try brushing your teeth right after waking up with this Eucalyptus infused toothpaste to help you feel more alert.
Whether you are looking to naturally improve your overall sense of wellbeing or simply enjoy great smelling products, we are certain that these recommendations will draw a smile on your face and keep your body looking and feeling great all day, every day!