Do you ever get that icky feeling in your stomach when you're facing a big task, like writing code for a project or preparing to give a presentation? That's your stress hormones kicking in. You probably feel overwhelmed and exhausted, but there are ways to fight against them. One of the best ways is with aromatherapy. There are so many scents that can help energize you or calm your nerves, whether it's an essential oil, incense, scented candle, or even air freshener! (All right, maybe not air freshener.)
The aroma of cinnamon can boost brain function
Cinnamon can be a powerful tool in your arsenal if you're looking to bring back energy, focus and concentration. In fact, cinnamon has been shown to increase brain function in both humans and animals. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that the smell of cinnamon can help improve brain health by improving memory, focus and concentration. If you're feeling sluggish or having trouble concentrating on tasks at hand, it may be time to grab some cinnamon sticks or make yourself a cup of spiced tea! Our Pepper & Port candle is contains cinnamon and would be a great tool to add to your arsenal.
Lavender encourages relaxation and can help with emotional balance
Lavender is a popular scent that has long been used to promote relaxation and calm. It's a natural sedative, which means it can help with insomnia, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.
A citrus scent like orange or lemon can energize you
If you’re looking for a citrus scent that can help you feel more awake, consider using orange or lemon. Citrus scents have been shown to have a stimulant effect on the body, which can be helpful if you want to wake up in the morning or stay awake during a long day. Citrus scents are also associated with increased mental alertness, so they could be useful when trying to focus at work, especially if you work in an open-office environment where it is difficult to concentrate on anything other than your colleagues' conversations. Finally, citrus scents may keep drivers alert while driving in traffic by improving their mood and reducing stress levels—which makes them safer behind the wheel!
Vanilla acts as a mild sedative and calms the nervous system
Vanilla acts as a mild sedative and calms the nervous system. Vanilla oil is also good for relieving anxiety, nervous tension, stress, and insomnia.
- Vanilla can help you to get to sleep faster.
- People who have trouble falling asleep report that vanilla helps them fall asleep more quickly.
Smell can have a big impact on the energy of your mind and body
Smell is a powerful sense and can be used to energize your mind, body and spirit.
Smell is closely linked to memory, so smells you associate with moments of happiness or relaxation can help you feel more relaxed or energized. If you have a favorite scent that makes you feel great, try using it when you need to increase your energy level.
For example: If the smell of pine needles makes you think of Christmas time when your family was happy together in the living room as they opened presents under the tree; then smelling this scent could help put a smile on your face and increase your energy level because it reminds me of happier times!
You might also want to try some of these ways that smell can be used as an energy booster: