Have you ever had a stuffed up nose and found that foods you usually enjoy didn’t taste the same? That just goes to show how important the sense of smell is to us. In fact, there a fragrances and scents that can and do influence our moods. The trick is to use our sense of smell to our advantage – to use scents and fragrances to improve our mental health and moods.
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If you’re feeling unmotivated and lethargic, try a peppermint or cinnamon scent. These two fragrances stimulate the nervous system and are said to enhance motivation and increase alertness as well as decrease fatigue. In addition, peppermint can assist in reducing nausea.
Decrease stress with lavender and lemon! Inhaling either of these scents can reduce stress levels and leave you with a brighter outlook on life. Lavender is a calming, soothing agent while lemon perks you up whereas lemon is a mental stimulant and “brightener.” Lemon oil is also said to have anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects. Buy a lemon and take a big sniff!
Remember, please consult with your doctor or other medical professional before trying any of these homemade remedies. This blog is not meant to be used as a treatment or diagnosis of any ailment or illness.