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Did you know that certain scents can even change your mood? That's right: The power of aroma is no mere myth! Recent studies have shown that there are specific essential oils and fragrances that, when inhaled, can actually reduce anxiety and lower stress levels. These calming scents may just help you feel happier, too. Try these relaxing scents to relieve stress and give your home a soothing, calming feel.
Lavender is one of the most widely used scents in aromatherapy, and for good reason: it's uplifting and can help with stress, anxiety, depression, headaches and insomnia. It also has a positive effect on digestion, inflammation and skin health. In addition to all these benefits (not to mention its ability to soothe insect bites), lavender oil has been shown to be effective against burns and cuts—and even reduce swelling from injuries!
Rose essential oil, like most scents that are considered to be uplifting, is a great mood booster. You can use it on your body or in a diffuser to make yourself feel happier and more energetic. Rose essential oil also has numerous uses as a skin toner; it helps to balance out skin tone, reduce acne and even out hyperpigmentation. It's also an effective deodorant and stress reliever!
If you're looking for a scent that can lift your mood and make you feel good, look no further than sandalwood.
This warm, woodsy scent promotes mental clarity and focus while also balancing emotions. Sandalwood has a strong therapeutic effect on the brain's limbic system, which is responsible for regulating moods. It promotes mental clarity and focus, making it ideally suited to use during meditation.
Citrus scents are a great way to boost your mood. They're slightly acidic and uplifting, but not overpowering or harsh—they're the smell of a lemon meringue pie straight out of the oven or a lime margarita on a hot day. Citrus scents can be used in many different ways: add them to your diffuser during cleaning time, put them in a candle for an instant pick-me-up when you walk into your room, or use them as ingredients in bath bombs (many recipes include citrus oils).
Try our 100% plant based sprays, the scent will last longer than using just essential oil alone because it's diluted with other ingredients that hold onto that essential oil longer than plain water would!
Peppermint, also known as mentha piperita, is one of the most widely used scents in aromatherapy. It's a natural stimulant that can help you feel more alert and awake. It's also been shown to help improve your concentration. If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed by work, a quick whiff of peppermint can help you feel more relaxed and calm.
Peppermint oil contains menthol which has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress levels by activating the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). If you're looking for an energy boost without any caffeine side effects like headaches or jitters, peppermint could be just what you need: Menthol has been shown to increase metabolic rate by up to 20%!
Lastly—and perhaps most importantly—peppermint oil will make your day go better thanks to its mood-boosting properties: In one study participants were asked whether they felt more positive after smelling peppermint compared with other scents; 80% said yes!
Scent is a powerful tool that can be used to improve your mood. The sense of smell is closely linked to the part of the brain responsible for emotion and memory, so it makes sense that certain scents can make you feel happier, more relaxed or more alert.
The next time you're feeling stressed out or tired, try lighting some candles or using these 100% plant-based air fresheners in your home. Not only will these scents relax you, they'll also make your space smell amazing!
These feel-good fragrances lift moods, boost confidence, and relax your senses. We hope these suggestions have helped you find a way to improve your mood. Since we all want to be happy, why not take advantage of the simple pleasures life has to offer? If you haven’t tried any of these ideas, now is the time!
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