Scents are one of the best ways to set a mood in a room quickly. There are dozens of different scents available at aromatherapy shops that can help you change your frame of mind fast and effectively. We have put together a list of 5 mood enhancing scents and their effects on your mood.
Everyone associates different scents with different things, but there are some scents that are particularly useful for different situations. You can experiment with many different scents to see how they feel for you.
Our Top 5 List of Mood Enhancing Scents and Their Effects
1. Vanilla for Peace
Vanilla is a very soothing scent that can help you feel peaceful. A vanilla-scented candle or air freshener will make it easier for you to relax and sleep. Lavender is another scent that can help with similar moods. Vanilla is a great scent for bedrooms and other areas that require a calm and focused mind, and it’s also great for when you’re feeling a little ill and want some comfort. The vanilla flavor is similarly calming. Those who have a lot of stress in their lives or have very hectic lives can benefit from this scent. It’s also a good medication scent.
2. Cinnamon for Romance
Cinnamon is a spicy scent that can set the mood for romance. It’s a great scent for a nice, quiet evening at home, and can warm up a home very quickly. Cinnamon’s a very strong, bold scent, which means that it should usually be used for specific occasions rather than all the time. Cinnamon often makes people feel closer and can make the night feel much more intimate.
3. Mint for Excitement
Mint wakes people up quickly and keeps them alert, and is even used in a lot of wake up drinks, pills, and inhalers. Crushed mint leaves alone can fill a room with a gentle, exciting scent that immediately stimulates the mind. Mint can help people concentrate on important tasks such as working and studying and can especially help when people are tired or when it’s late in the day. It’s a very powerful scent, so it should be used sparingly.
4. Chocolate for Comfort
Chocolate scent can make people feel comfortable and happy. Other dessert based products can have similar effects, such as cinnamon bun scented candles, muffins, or the scent of freshly baked cookies. All of these foods are comfort-based and can recall pleasant memories such as those from childhood. They’re excellent household scents because they can make people feel immediately at home.
5. Coffee for Alertness
Because many people associate the scent of coffee with waking up, the scent of coffee can be an excellent way to wake yourself up in the morning. The scent of coffee can be so powerful that it can affect many people even before the coffee actually drinks. One way to make sure that this scent will wake you up is by setting your coffee maker to start at a preset time in the mornings. Coffee scent can also be used as an extra boost during the late evening.
I’m a strong believer in the power of scents and aromas on mood and wellness. Try wearing a subtle perfume when meeting new people.
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