Aromatherapy has been around for ages to not only enhance the aroma in your home, but also to affect your mood. Its been said that the nose can assess and determine that one is “home”, within seconds, while the eyes need a few minutes to do so.
When the air of a room is scented, it evokes in our body an innate response.
Which reactions do scents create?
Lift Your Mood: To energize, naturally, Citrus scents balance and uplift your mood. It regenerates a sluggish mood. Citrus scents are also good for evoking clarity.
Reduce Stress and induce calm: If you're looking to relieve stress, rose, sandalwood, lavender, and generally flower scents act as natural sedatives and antidepressants. Induce a deeper sounder sleep by creating the right aromatic atmosphere.
When you are in a sad mood: Trigger your senses with old time favorites. Vanilla puts us in a good mood subconsciously recreating favorite memories. Through the sense of smell you are transported away from your sad thoughts and into a positive recalling.
Above all learn from your own experiences.
It is important to consider your own experiences and through practice, understand which scents invigorate, calm or depress you. Learn which ones trigger your positive side and incorporate those in your everyday life.
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