Seven Scents to Lift Your Mood
Written by Chandler Cat
Summer heat got you feeling down? For many of us, extreme heat and humidity leave us feeling tired, drained, and more likely to snap when your husband drinks the last La Croix. Believe it or not, fragrance can truly affect your mood for the better. Read on for some of our favorite scents to lift your mood, relieve stress, and fully enjoy the season.
Lavender, the very popular, one-size-fits all oil is used for so many things I can’t even list them all. It’s very soothing to the skin- I like to dilute it and apply it to sunburn when I’ve been less-than-responsible with the sunscreen. As a scent, lavender oil can help calm your senses and ease anxiety. It is a natural stress reliever, and is a great night time scent that will help you catch more of those essential zzz’s.
Citrus oils are great for summertime as their bright notes are uplifting and boost energy. Lemon oil is naturally purifying, it enhances mood, and can also provide relief for stress and anxiety. Don’t have a shot of espresso handy? Light a candle with notes of lemon or try an essential oil blend, it’s sure to wake you up and lift your spirits!