We have all had these experiences...a certain scent influences your mood or reminds you of something in your life. The aroma of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies takes you back to the days of baking with your mom, a whiff of perfume reminds you of an old flame. Perhaps the smell of a flower gives you a calm feeling inside or the scent of fresh-brewed coffee makes you feel more alert.
While we often process the smell of something in our subconscious mind, the power of scent is not to be underestimated. It can actually evoke both negative and positive feelings and shape our behavior and state of mind.
If we harness it correctly, we can use the power of smell to cope with stress, relax or create a certain mood. Aromatherapy and essential oils can be traced back to ancient civilizations for therapeutic, spiritual, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes. Today, they are mostly used as holistic therapy settings. Now, people are discovering that we can use aromatherapy to be more productive in the workplace to enhance our performance.
Your Nose Knows
FragranceX created this handy infographic of 12 scents to make us more productive. Check it out and utilize the power of scent to improve your focus, energy, memory, concentration, and more!