Whether we like it or not most of us have been spending more time at home during the pandemic. Finding ourselves working from home or possibly out of work, home schooling children, learning new technology, cleaning our houses with antibacterial wipes and wondering what is going to happen in this crazy world. This can cause anxiety, stress and even depression. You can help give your bad mood a boost with certain scents.
“Scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement, self-confidence, and physical and cognitive performance,” says Theresa Molnar, executive director of the Sense of Smell Institute, the research and educational arm of the perfume industry’s Fragrance Foundation. Fragrances inhaled go to the brain where the neurological effect can alter mood. They trigger areas in the brain that relate to emotions.
I found this chart online that shows the different scents that can help you with how you are feeling.