Every day, our noses analyze thousands of smells and the scent of our environment can greatly impact our moods. If you want to know the five best scents to make your mood instantly better, keep on reading.
Jasmine or Rose
Not only are flowers beautiful to look at, but Jasmine and Rose have been used in aromatherapy because they have been found to be a “powerful positive emotion inducer” and increase immediate associations with happy thoughts up to 3X.
You know how you have such a great mood when you come home to a clean house? That’s why so many cleaning products have the bright scent of lemon, because it perks people up, reduces anxiety, and represents femininity.
Did you know that ingesting licorice raises your estrogen levels as well as blood pressure? Smelling licorice also has a faint pro-adrenal effect on you as well. It was used in the first century to put patients in a mellow mood.
Lavender is an known as a cure-all scent, it’s been shown to improve mood, soothe anxiety, increase sexual arousal, and even ease physical pain. Did you also know that it can help you do math quicker? Try smelling lavender while you’re doing your homework and see if it can cut down some time on those pesky math problems.