Have you ever noticed how scents have the ability to evoke memories and affect our mood?
Smell is an amazing thing!
It can take you back through time - to your childhood, a holiday you’ll never forget, baking with grandma, romantic walks in rose gardens, an old flame.
Our noses have an amazing way of sniffing out nostalgia.
“The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking.
Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work,
sending the odour around from place to place, setting off complex repertories
through the brain, polling one centre after another for signs of recognition, for old
memories and old connection.”
Here's 5 amazing scents and the positive effects they can have on your body and mood...
Don’t you just love that distinct citrusy smell when someone is peeling an orange?
Does it make you feel happy and energetic?
The reason behind that is simple.
That’s what citrus scents meant to do to you.
Its light and summery aroma is known for its energising and uplifting effect to the
mind and body.
Rose is always the go-to choice of flower when a person wants to invoke feelings of romance and love.
So it’s not a surprise that its scent is related to feelings of joy, happiness, hope, and love.
A rose aroma has a calming and soothing effect that can help manage stress and depression.
It decreases breathing rate and blood pressure to relax your mind and body.
With its antidepressant benefits, the scent of rose brings a positive boost and uplifting
thoughts to people struggling with depression, anxiety.
Lavender is known for its soothing and calming effect.
Some of its health benefits include easing anxiety, managing insomnia, and it can even calm
down older people with dementia.
The scent of lavender decreases heart rate and blood pressure helping you reach a relaxed state.
Light up a lavender scented candle or place a handful of dried lavender on your bedside when you set yourself up to sleep.
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Cinnamon is best known for combating mental fatigue and is a spice commonly used in cooking and baking.
The scent of cinnamon can be used as a physical and emotional stimulant and is highly effective in helping you concentrate and perform better when doing a task.
Speaking of concentrating, cinnamon’s scent is proven to boost cognitive functioning and memory.
For all the students out there, this can help you study more efficiently and perform better on memory tasks.
Think of it as a brain tonic that keeps your mind active.
Like lavender, jasmine it is also used to calm nerves, but this oil is also commonly used as an anti-depressant because of its uplifting capabilities that produce feelings of confidence, optimism and revitalised energy.