Some people feel the need for relaxing scents to help them unwind and de-stress after a busy day or hectic week. There is a plethora of evidence that shows using aromatherapy can provide an effective relief from issues such as anxiety or stress and can improve well-being.
Here’s a look at some relaxing scents that can help boost your mind and help you stay calm;
Lavender: it’s a scent that’s well known to help relax the mind and body. The floral fragrance has been used to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. Virgin Atlantic used essential oils of lavender, Vetivert and Camomile as relaxing scents sprayed on to pillows to help passengers on night flights feel more calm and relaxed.
Orange: We like the term ‘To relieve stress the best, you’ve got to smell the zest’. Orange has been linked to stress relief – smelling or eating an orange can help relieve tension by 70%.
Vanilla: The thrill of vanilla has been known to elevate an individuals feelings of joy and relaxation. Researchers found that just one whiff was enough and was demonstrated by mood mapping.
Jasmine: A 2010 studypublished in the US National Library of Medicine found that the floral scent of jasmine has mood perks that include relief from depression and create a sense of alertness.
Lemon: There are a number of reasons why Lemon is considered to be a good fragrance to help somebody unwind. Research has shown that lemon posesses properties such as anxiety reducing and pain relief.
Matching scents to a location’s environment is gaining popularity – for example having the relaxing properties of lavender in a spa matches the reaxing environment of the spa and the relaxing sounds often played through these areas. When you’re next choosing a fragrance for your home or for a commercial property, perhaps it would be wise to take into consideration the location or property the fragrance is intended for.