Many of us use natural products to maintain our physical well-being – but when these products incorporate the strong scents of various essential oils, they can also transform your mental state. In fact, inhaling certain scents can actually cause measurable changes in your brain and body.
Wondering which mood-improving essential oils we’ve chosen to highlight? Take a look at some of the most popular aromatherapy scents and their mood-boosting properties below.
Lemon — Lemon (along with other citrusy scents like orange and grapefruit) is a cheerful, energizing scent that is ideal when you need a boost. For this reason, we use lemon extract in many of our facial products, including our pH ReTone, our Green Apple Facial Mask and our Anti-Aging Face Cream.
Peppermint — Peppermint helps promote mental clarity and is an invigorating scent perfect for a productivity boost. If this sounds like a boost you could use, try out the Real Purity Wild Mint Toothpaste, which includes peppermint extract for an added pep to your morning routine.
Lavender — Lavender is prized for its soothing properties. Try lavender when you're feeling frazzled and need to relax. Used in items like our Pure Body Soap Bar and our Eye & Throat Cream, this scent is just what you need to relax the day away.
Jasmine — Recently included in our Women’s Stick Deodorant, the floral scent of jasmine helps elevate the mood while promoting clarity and relaxation. Jasmine is an ideal aroma for invoking a romantic mood.
Cinnamon — The stimulating spiciness of cinnamon is perfect when you need to improve focus and promote better concentration. This oil is the primary scent in our Men’s Stick Deodorant.
Even without the use of certain products, essential oils can still be used in the bathroom – simply add a few drops of your favorite oil to bathwater for a soothing soak.
If you love the scents but want them throughout your home instead of on your body, you can easily fragrance any room. Just add a few drops of essential oil to a spray bottle of water for a fragrant room and linen spray.
Lastly, if you need a midday pick-me-up or a quick stress buster, sprinkle a few drops of essential oil (try peppermint for energy and lavender to relax) on a tissue and breathe deeply for a few moments. This is a fast and easy way to incorporate aromatherapy into the busiest of days.
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