It might be a weird thing to accept, but scents and smells have a huge impact on our moods. The sense of smell can be seen as the strongest of the senses and it has an influence on brain activity. Different smells can thus help you set different moods and it is an easy way to manipulate your world.
Different smells can help improve your productivity of almost anything you can think of doing. Here are a few examples:
If you need to study but you are feeling run down: use lemon scents. The smell of lemon promotes concentration and has a clarifying effect on the mind. Lemon also has antibacterial properties and can help with minor illnesses by boosting the immune system and improving circulation.
If you are emotionally stressed (a fight with a loved one, a death or accident etc.): Lavender is your helper here. Lavender has calming properties that can make you feel better. It also helps with headaches and migraines.
If you just want a mood boost and feel better in general: Jasmine is the answer. Jasmine oil is commonly used as an anti-depressant and has an amazing uplifting impact on your mood. It is great as just a mood booster.
If you feel like you can’t wake up in the morning: Rosemary is the perfect morning pick-me-up. Rosemary fights physical and mental exhaustion, and even helps with headaches. Another scent that has the same result is Cinnamon.
When you need to brainstorm: Peppermint! It stimulates clear thinking, improves your concentration and revitalises the mind. It is sure to help you come up with great ideas.
Clearly scents can help lift your spirits and improve your life experiences and productivity. It can also help in your love life. Scents can easily create a romantic setting.
In studies it has been found that men are especially attracted to the smell of cinnamon as it reminds them of food and baked goods. Vanilla is the top selling scent when it comes to bath products or home fragrances. Men and women are attracted to vanilla’s sweet and soothing smell. The scent of oranges has even been used in Egyptian times as an arousing and uplifting scent for both sexes. Jasmine and lavender also set calming and romantic tones.
The smell of musk was experienced as sexy for almost every woman who experienced it. To some men this is also the case but it has been proved that many men don’t even notice the smell of musk when they are exposed to it.
How you smell and how your environment smells really has an impact on your life even if you don’t notice it. Maybe it’s time to start paying attention? Use this knowledge to your advantage and go buy a few scented candles.