Does the smell of lemons in the air brighten your mood? Have you ever walked into a room and felt instantly better? Perhaps someone baked a loaf of bread, cookies or there was a hint of lavender in the air.
Scent has a powerful effect on your mood and emotions. It can stimulate you into action. It can also relax you and induce sleep. If you struggle with the blues, aromatherapy works to improve your mood.
There are a number of scents used to elevate moods, to relax or calm people. Some aromatherapies are particularly good for alleviating depression:
- Clary sage
- Ylang ylang
In the winter I love to keep grapefruit available. The juices perk up my sense of taste and the aroma from the grapefruit skin brightens my mood. Almost as good as a dose of sunlight!