Aromatherapy is probably not the first think you think about when you think of improving your mood, though maybe it should. Your sense of smell is one of the most powerful of the senses and is able to alter the activity in your brain. Olfactory bulbs form apart of the limbic system and directly joins to sections of the brain that deal with learning and emotion. Beverly Hawkins says, "This is one of the reasons why so often something that we smell will trigger a memory or remind us of something or someone," who is the owner of Vancouver-based West Coast Aromatherapy Institute.
Improving concentration, Lemon possesses clarifying and calming properties that are incredibly helpful for when you are feeling run-down, anxious or angry. Also obtaining antibacterial and antiviral properties, Lemon can support the fighting of colds and sore throats through improving circulation and heightening the body's immunity.
Lavender is an essential oil that has soothing properties that help you to manage emotional stress. Possessing a calming effect on nervousness, it can relieve depression and tension in addition to curing migraines and headaches.
Similar to lavender, jasmine is also effective for the calming of nerves, though the oil is more frequently utilized as an anti-depressant due to its ability to uplift, producing a feeling of optimism, revitalised energy and confidence.
If you need a scent to boost your energy levels on Monday mornings well here it is. The perfect Monday morning pick-me-up. Not only does it fight mental fatigue, headaches and physical exhaustion but it improves memory retention.