Studies have shown that aroma can powerfully affect your state of mind. Natural fragrances, in particular, are proven ways to promote calmness, alertness, and mood.
These 5 essential oils smell amazing, and have the added benefit of lifting you up when you're feeling a little down. Give them a try, and see if you don't feel a little happier!
A calming, classic scent that's simultaneously clean and floral, lavender is the go-to essential oil for when you can feel your stress level rising. It soothes anxiety and depression, and leaves you relaxed and clear-headed.
Citrus scents are known to increase vitality, so when you're feeling low energy on top of your low mood, wild orange is the perfect scent to reach for. It'll help you feel energized, focused, and happy!
Feeling stressed out and just plain down? Try smelling a few drops of heavenly ylang ylang. This rich and floral-scented oil will encourage feelings of hopefulness and peace. Bonus: massage into scalp for healthy, shiny hair!
It's not just for chicken! One of my favorite herbal scents, rosemary's aroma can improve concentration, as well as boost both energy and mood.
Get ready to feel simultaneously calmer and more alert. Peppermint can stimulate cognitive performance, soothe an upset stomach, and clear your mind, all at once. Try