Have you ever noticed how the warm scent of your favorite body spray, soap, or perfume can affect you. How it just keeps you going through the day, filling you with good moods and energy. Have you ever wonder why some aromatherapy candles smelled yummy but also energized you or even motivated, Or why that Ketupat, satay or rendang scent really helped you appreciate Hari Raya? Wonder no longer, study after study has shown that scents do affect your mood ! Take a look below of some scents that can really enhance your moods:
1. Citrus Scent – Energy. Citrus scents enhance energy and boost mood; so look for perfumes with lemon, lime, grapefruit, verbena, or orange scents in them.
2. Lavender Scent – Relaxation – lavender has been found to correlate with slower heart rate, lower blood pressure, and lower arterial pressure. It has also been found to reduce muscle tension. Other scents that have been found to have relaxing effects are bergamot and sandalwood. So do keep in mind of these notes in perfumes if you are aiming for this kind of mood.
3. Citris, Minty, and Pine Scents – Uplifting, Clean If you want to create a cheerful, clean environment in your home or anywhere, choose scents with citrus, mint, or pine. Often these scents can be not only uplifting and motivating, but just give that “clean & refreshed” feel. When you or your guests walk in, these scents will be a fresh breeze to welcome anyone.
4. Jasmine, Gardenia, Sandalwood, and Rose Scents – Romantic There’s romance in the air if you’re burning scents such as these. Floral and woody scents give that wistful, romantic feel to the ambiance around you.
These are just some of the few scents that can drive your life into the mystic path of peace and happiness. There are more scents out there for you to explore yourselves. Test them out and see how it affects you within. Always be aware of the notes inside of your perfume ,and do keep in mind that not all notes inside a fragrance are noticed by your nose,so always explore and test them out and feel for yourself how they blend with you .