Fragrances are often made with essential oils, which are aromatic extracts taken from plants and botanicals. Not only do essential oils smell good, but they also contain powerful ingredients that than heal, relax, and energize the body and mind.
Here are seven fragrances that can give you energy and increase your productivity.
Eucalyptus oil is a stimulant which can alleviate exhaustion and mental sluggishness. It also increases blood flow to the brain, resulting in, essentially, more brain power. For this reason, it’s sometimes used in classrooms as a form of unofficial aromatherapy to increase student performance.
In addition to its ability to disinfect, reduce depression, stimulate the immune system, and help with weight loss, grapefruit oil is a powerful liver and gallbladder stimulant and can help stop headaches and sluggishness. Have it on hand to help you bounce back after a night of drinking!
Cinnamon oil has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, astringent, and anticlotting properties. It increases blood flow to the brain, increasing alertness, and it’s also a tonic that helps reduce drowsiness.
This powerful oil has been used for medicinal purposes since ancient Egypt. It can be used for a wide range of ailments, from digestive issues to oral health to headaches. Peppermint oil is also a great stimulant for both mental and physical energy.
Like basil, oregano, thyme, and lavender, rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae. This oil has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties. It also has tonic properties and acts as a stimulant, helping boost physical energy and memory.
Derived from the nearly-ripe fruit of the bergamot tree, bergamot oil has been used for hundreds of years in the perfume and confectionary industries. It’s a well-known massage oil and insect repellent. This powerful oil is also used to stabilize and elevate moods and alleviate symptoms of low energy.
Lemon oil is known for its positive effects on the skin; it can enliven dull, tired, or sagging skin, as well as treat pimples and other skin disorders. It’s also known for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and as such it’s often used for cleaning the body, dishes, clothes, and more. Additionally, it can be used to rejuvenate energy and boost mental clarity.
Feeling sluggish? Having a hard time thinking clearly? Look for products with these essential oils. Not only will they give you that needed boost but they smell great too!