Looking for an immediate boost to your mood or to calm down in a jiffy? Maybe it's time to turn to more unconventional ways to calm your mind. Enter: Aromatherapy, or scent therapy. Intrigued? We're sharing 5 natural scents that can help cure any woe you may be experiencing.
Aphrodisiac or no aphrodisiac, chances are you won’t feel like filling up on oysters on your average date night. But fear not—you may not know it, but you’ve probably already got something in your cupboards to up your libido. As luck would have it, cinnamon can have a similar effect. Just be sure to hide it at the back of the spice rack if you just fancy an evening with Netflix.
Known for its soothing benefits, the purple plant can do wonders to relax you when you’re feeling stressed out. This mood-shifting scent can transport us from nervous to Nirvana in seconds and its aromas help lull you into a peaceful sleep when dropped onto pillows before bedtime.
Feeling like your not quite running on all cyclinders? Before you go to grab your morning cup of java, consider picking up a lemon or an orange instead. The citrus fruits could give you a similar pick-me-up and boost energy levels and alertness. Say it with me now—put the coffee cup down.
Forget your previous connotations with blandness (and bad 90s rappers and their pant collections)—Vanilla has been found to increase happiness and elevate moods. Which could explain the profound effect vanilla frosting on cupcakes has been known to have on us…
Although Thai food springs immediately to mind when we think of lemongrass, inhaling the essential oil can actually be used as aromatherapy for muscle pain. It also has a whole raft of health benefits; it gives us healthy skin, relief from stomach disorders, aches, fevers, and even insomnia. So don’t hesitate to order your next curry…