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Mood-Boosting Aromas

Submitted by on September 20, 2009 – 11:00 amOne Comment




Might be feeling uncertain about it? Pondering whether smell of alluring scent can create the magic of energizing you with joy and happiness. Yeah… it’s true, the mind develops a tendency of linking a particular smell to any emotion like for an instance the smell of food cooked by mother’s hand kind of settles in our heart and whenever in the future, similar whiffs cross by the way, it immediately takes to the trip down the memory lane.
It invokes and brings a flashback of cherished jovial moments in front of the eyes. Hence, to ascertain which fragrance possess the spur power, I raked through various research studies of aromatherapy and aromacology i.e. the study of scent and its impact on mental and physical health. Also, I have consulted some of the leading specialists from the field to find out which aroma possesses the high-spiriting and energizing power. Catch up the 11 picks which will lead for a healthy and sprightful life.

Pep Up with Peppermint
Rachel Herz, PhD, author of ‘The Scent of Desire’ and Visiting Professor at Brown University suggests whiff of peppermint has the potential to pour in a clear vision and enhances the level of sagaciousness. Also, it was tested over cluster of people who were involved in typing and alphabetizing job, it was found that those who smelled peppermint oil did the job with tremendous accuracy. Another research concluded with results that peppermint odor boosts in energy and improves physical performance which can help you to have a fit and healthy workout.

Modest Jasmine:
Researchers from Wheeling Jesuit University has concluded saying that the whiff of mild jasmine helps you to attain a good peaceful sleep. Get bunches of jasmine for your flower vase and pick up soaps and room fresheners of Jasmine flavor from the retail shops. And have a sweet dreamy sleep.

Get rosy:
I mean to get closer to roses, because as you go intimate with them you will turn lovely and cheerful day by day. People who made it a habit to take a glimpse of roses at the onset of everyday pointed to feel happier and glowing throughout the whole day. Acknowledge the blend of watching and sniffing roses recommends the researchers at Harvard University.

Get kind with Cinnamon:
Aroma therapists have suggested that whiff of cinnamon possesses the potent to energize, enhance thoughtfulness and turn you chirpy. According to a study conducted by Cinnabon, it was laid that cinnamon makes people kinder and generous. Psychologist Avery Gilbert, Ph.D. who has penned the book ‘What the Nose Knows,’ shares that they expelled the odor of cinnamon in open environment and the people passing by behaved in a positive and affable manner to the adjacent shopkeepers. He adds that just hearing the word ‘cinnamon’ excites that part of the brain that boosts after smelling cinnamon. Therefore, place cinnamon at a common place where you visit frequently like the kitchen drawers or anything else. After getting so many beneficial characteristics in one, won’t you yell a loud hurrah for cinnamon?

Coffee time:
At today’s date, people are avid of coffee and every time they feel sluggish or low, they gulp a cup of coffee. It’s serves as an energy-booster and fills in liveliness. Here’s adding more spice to your coffee by views of olfactory specialists, they say that as coffee stimulates oomph, so does the smell of coffee. Also the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published a story pointing that coffee instigates genes that helps in thwarting stress that is triggered by lack of sleep. Grab a cup of coffee and savor both its smell and taste.

Get high-spirited with citrus:
The smell of citrus is effective and spry-boosting as it increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, boosts energy and carries a potent to raise your immunity levels, says Michelle Schoffro Cook, who practices Naturopath. So pick up some juicy and delicious citrus fruits from the market and raven upon them.

De-stress with lemon:
Recently Japanese scientists got successful in their motto of identifying the part of brain that is influence because of lemon oil. They tag lemon a prestigious position because of its essence that have the potential to boost vigor and brisk. Because of its prominent qualities, today lemon tends to dominate the commercial market with lemon products like energy drinks and fresheners sloshing in and also at the same time, they are doing extremely well.

Cheer with grapefruit:
Grapefruit possesses essential traits and has the power to advance the memory levels and synchronization between hands and eyes suggests Dr. Herz. In a study conducted in Wheeling Jesuit University, people who sniffed the aroma of grapefruit and went for the computer based test scored more than the others. Other than this quality which was found to be developed was spontaneous i.e. reacting to the situations quickly with intelligence. So, I recommend carrying grapefruits with you wherever you move so that you chew it at leisure breaks or when you feel inactive and jump briskly.

Relax with lavender:
Dr. Gilbert explains some serious issues as lavender consists some essential ingredients like linalool that releases calming compound in the body. Also he supports his point by sharing some good-time experiences like people who sprayed lavender oil besides the bed fell asleep quickly as well had a serene sleep for long. So, try this out, also apply lavender lotions or perfumes to keep your calm.

Stabilize with Geranium:
It’s not just a pretty plant with eye-soothing appearance. It boosts several parts of the brain and also has the capability to produce an effect of hormonal balance that helps in mitigating PMS and menopausal symptoms.

Soothe your senses with Chamomile:
The National Cancer Institute’s studies of Aromatherapy reported that chamomile provides with tranquility and easiness. Not only this, it is helpful for those who suffer from stomach related problems. So pick up Roman Chamomile also popular as the English Chamomile which blossoms daisy like flowers for your home from any florist. Supplement yourself by drinking chamomile tea or applying a lotion that contains chamomile extracts.

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