How Can Scents and Fragrances Affect Your Mood

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Why do we choose one scent over others. Why not make your selection based on their aromatherapy properties. Aromatherapy is a alternative approach to helping the body, mind and spirit. Aromatherapy actually dates back 5000 years to the Egyptians who used essential oils in baths, massages as well as in the embalming process. 

Studies show that certain scents can trigger reaction in the body, which can relieve stress, enhance concentration, gain energy and even help to sleep at night. Choose different scents for different rooms. 

Companies in Tokyo actually use scents to improve their employees mood.  Here is an example of how one companies uses scents, in the morning the use Lemon, at midday they change to rose scent to reduce stress. Then as a pickup me up, Cypress is used. The scent of peppermint is used in the Tokyo Stock exchange through their ducts and vents to up lift their associates. 

The following is a list of a very few fragrances and their unique aromatherapy benefits.

Citrus scents - invigorating and brightens the mood of a room; uplifting and clean; eliminates anxiety and stress; in a study of lemon scents it caused the biggest drop in mistakes during keyboard typing; helps you concentrate

Geranium- soothing and relaxing scent

Sandalwood- relaxing and calming ability; helps soothe irritation and lifts depression; associated with meditation

Lavender- soothing and relaxing; said to help relieve stress, depression, anxiety, and nervous disorders; used to treat headaches and to have less difficulty falling asleep; some find it useful during childbirth; nice in bedroom and bath

Vanilla- sweet scent known to be a natural aphrodisiac; naturally warming and soothing; relaxing and comforting; thoughts of favorite foods and happy memories of home and childhood

Jasmine- deep and relaxing; sensual scent

Cinnamon- Helps with exhaustion and fatigue; wonderful effects on nerves; calms you down and makes you more aware

Lilac- helps recall past lives; helps decision making; improves memory

Rose- Ability to relax a person and may help a woman balance out her hormones; calming benefit

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