When thinking about productivity, aromatherapy isn’t the first thing to come to mind.
However, scent is directly linked to the emotional center of our brain and best able to influence its activity. This is the reason smell can induce certain memories!
Aromatherapy has been proven to boost energy levels and cognitive performance. It can also induce sleep and reduce anxiety! All things that prevent us from getting our work done.
So when you’re struggling to get your head in the game, try going nose first!
The stimulating qualities of cinnamon help to fight mental exhaustion and improve focus. It’s warming and soothing notes make it one of the coziest scents!
Additionally, research tells us that the smell can actually improve cognitive functions. Visual-motor responses, working memory and attention span can all be improved with cinnamon!
Lemon in aromatherapy has been known to promote concentration and can calm and clarify the mind.
More, its properties help to relieve anger, anxiety, and tiredness. That explains why lemon is such a lifesaver in the morning!
Also, lemon can be antiviral and antibacterial. Helping to fight sore throats and colds.
Much like most citrus fruits it boosts the body’s immune system and improves circulation!
Pine trees don’t only bring us joy because they remind us of the holidays! According to research, their smell can lower anxiety and depression.
One Japanese study reported how the aroma significantly lowered stress levels in participants who walked through a pine forest.
Further, the research found that anxious subjects had a greater feeling of relaxation when exposed to the scent.
Use this as an excuse to keep your Christmas tree up for longer!
The perfect morning pick-me-up. Rosemary can improve memory retention and has stimulating properties. It can fight physical exhaustion, headaches, and mental fatigue. It is great for clearing the mind!
Rosemary oil can also be used topically to relieve muscular aches and pains.
Mint is revered for its energizing and refreshing smell.
Peppermint, in particular, is known for its stimulating properties. It can aid concentration and animate the mind!