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Although scents have highly personal associations, there are some generalizations we can make about scents that work for everyone. The following chart shows some scents and their psychological effects. Using these scents in conjunction with other stimulus can help us properly use our brain and achieve better results.
Reduce frustration, anxiety, fatigue – Peppermint, Cinnamon, Lavender
Refreshing – Peppermint, Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Lemon
Stimulating – Ginger, Spearmint, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove, Vanilla
Calming – Rosewood, Sandalwood
Energizing – Grapefruit, Orange, Lemon, Lime, Green Tea, Cinnamon, Marines/Aquatics
The scent of wine, oh how much more agreeable, laughing, praying, celestial and delicious it is than that of oil!
How can we use our scent capacity to help our brain? To retain information and recall that same information later, use aromatherapy while you study and bring something to the test that smells the same. The same method can be used to elicit a relaxed state of being- choose a distinct aroma and meditate. Use the same aroma repeatedly, and your scent memory will harken your zen mood.