The theory behind aromatherapy is pretty simple – essential oils and various aromatic plants can improve a person’s health and/or mood. This type of alternative medicine is considered by many unscientific, but there is scientific evidence that aromatherapy can make you feel good. Used as a complementary treatment or on its own, aromatherapy is beneficial for people who suffer from anxiety, insomnia, stress, muscular aches, headaches, menstrual problems, menopausal problems, depression and even digestive and circulation problems.
People who want to have more energy and to feel invigorated can use aromatherapy and can see fast improvements in their overall mood and productivity.
Olfaction is the strongest sense and can influence brain activity. The olfactory bulbs are directly connected to the area of the brain that process learning, memory and emotions. The fact that smell can directly impact brain activity through memories or increased learning abilities demonstrates that essential oils and aromatic plants can invigorate the body and the mind at the same time.
Some of the most energizing scents are orange, rosemary and lemon, but ginger, cinnamon and peppermint can also help people feel more invigorated.
Since it has a perky and lively scent, orange fragrance can invigorate the body and also relieve muscle spasm, reduce anxiety and make a person to be more focused and positive. Orange essential oils put people in a better mood and it make them feel more relaxed and less stressed. After the stress is relieved people naturally feel more energized and invigorated.
Rosemary scents are stimulating and energizing and they are perfect as fast energy boosts, especially for people who need improved concentration. They are also great for people who feel exhausted or for those who suffer for migraines. Overall, rosemary fragrances are a great tool to improve productivity, to reduce stress and its detrimental effects.
Lemon scents work in two steps. Step one – they help people to feel calm and to see things in a clear perspective. Step two – they make people concentrate and feel less angry or anxious. These two steps lead to invigoration and a boost in energy, not to mention the fact that, after an aromatherapy session with lemon, people feel more fresh and light. The smell of lemons usually have this impact on all people.
This scent is too strong for some people, while others simply adore the smell. For those who like the smell of ginger, aromatherapy with ginger fragrances increase energy and it also helps with depression symptoms. For a powerful energizer, it is recommended to combine ginger with orange essential oils.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, smell has a direct connection with the part of brain that is responsible for memories, and it can influence brain activity. Since cinnamon is usually associated with baked goods and Christmas activities, the memory plays a huge role when it comes to the effect cinnamon scents can have on the state of mind of a person. Good memories invigorate people and make them feel more powerful. They also improve cognitive functions, focus and can help with mental fatigue.
Peppermint is a great energy booster and it invigorates the mind with its refreshing scents. Considered a natural stimulant, peppermint can also increase concentration and helps with clear thinking and productivity.