Ideal for changing atmosphere, attitude and emotion.

Human beings have long been aware of the benefits that different scents have on health and mood. Indeed, throughout history, from the Egyptians to the Greeks all the way to present day therapists, societies have used aromatherapy as a cure for what ails, as well as a mood lifter. That said, it can still seem an impenetrable, tricky topic to navigate confidently. If you’re new to the aroma game, then fear not; we’ve teamed up with Copycat Fragrances to bring you these; our 5 mood influencing scents, IDEAL for changing atmosphere, attitude and emotion.

RELAXATION

The modern world’s cut and thrust can leave you feeling pretty stressed when you finally land on your sofa after a long day. If you need a scent to evoke relaxation, chamomile or lavender are great options. Both of these scents are excellent for calming your nerves, and they also help with issues such as insomnia and restlessness. Other scents that may help include bergamot, sandalwood, and geranium.

FLIRTY

You have a hot date coming up in a few hours? Well, quit wasting time reading us (actually, don’t) you should go and get ready! To get in the mood, you’ll need a scent that will activate your feel-good hormones and make you feel sexy. Warm and mysterious scents such as something floral and spicy does the job here. We’re thinking vanilla, peony, patchouli, and combining them with woody scents will do the trick. 

HAPPINESS

Pharrel should have invoked the power of peppermint or mint in his hit single, because boy do these two make you happy. In fact, they’re said to rejuvenate both body and mind. Citrus scents also work well in uplifting your mood, so look for orange, bergamot, and lemon; all excellent making you feel a little more cheerful.

MENTAL FATIGUE AND STRESS

If you’ve an essay or article to write, or simply need to concentrate on some number crunching, stimulate your mind with herbal scents. Rosemary is one of the best herbs here since it fights fatigue, excites the mind, and helps with some symptoms of exhaustion, such as headaches. It’s great for mornings when you have things to do and need a quick boost to get you through the day. Cinnamon is another excellent option for when your mind is tired.

ENERGETIC

Before you reach for the coffee or worse, a Monster, consider a reviving scent to increase those energy levels. Peppermint is one of the best fragrances that you can use when you want to pump yourself up. Other scents that can be helpful for this include different citrus scents such as tangerine and orange. The sweet, delectable fragrance of strawberry is also known to boost energy levels.

Scents are a great tool to use to help you manage different emotions and moods, and represent a healthy and organic way to influence the way you feel. That said, you should focus on a holistic approach to your happiness, taking in meditation, exercise, openness and more if you’re hoping to lift that mood. Good luck!