Alleviate stress, fight fatigue, or catch some z’s with help of one of these Fall fragrances.
Lift Confidence with Bergamot
Why: Just a few sniffs have the power to put a little pep in your step. A study published in the Phytotherapy Research Journal found that breathing in bergamot can increase positive feelings – trial participants reported that they felt proud and energetic after waiting in a bergamot-filled room for 15 minutes.
How: Shower off with the uplifting aroma of Malin + Goetz Bergamot Body Wash.
Ease Jitters with Vetiver
Why: This woodsy-smelling plant soothes your nerves. A 2015 study even showed that vetiver had the same impact as an anti-anxiety medication. Vetiver is often called the “oil of tranquility.”
How: After a long day, add ElizabethW Vetiver Bath Salts to your bath. As you inhale the aromatic steam, your mind will start to unwind.
Get Sleepy with Clary Sage
Why: This essential oil’s main component, linalyl acetate, is praised for its ability to help people chill. A study conducted in 2013 found that women who inhaled clary sage essential oil vapor showed reduced blood pressure, respiratory rates, and salivary cortisol levels – all things that can help lull you into a restful state.
Perk Up with Peppermint
Why: The minty goodness is ideal for car rides. First, it is known to banish motion sickness. A 2015 study showed that filling your ride with peppermint increases alertness behind the wheel. It helps you focus and concentrate.
Increase Brain Power with Rosemary
Why: Shakespeare knew what was up when he wrote, “Rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” The herbal essential oil stimulates the brain and keeps you on the ball. In 2017, a study conducted by the Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Science found that inhaling the scent of rosemary increased productivity and improved visual and numerical memory.
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, I highly recommend reading The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.