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Boost your mood with aromas
Whether you want to boost your mood, relieve stress or cut your cravings, scents can have a powerful effect.
And while most of us associate a smell with a fond memory - like the aroma of baking bread in your grandmother's house - there have been studies into the more subtle effects a fragrance can have on your mood and behaviour.
To find out what scents can affect your mood for the better, read on as we discuss all the aromas you need to feel in tip-top form this season.
For a moment of calm
Take a whiff of lavender if you feel that stress is mounting at work or at home. A long, hot soak in a lavender infused bubble bath is the fastest way to feeling calm, de-stressed and to let the day's worries just drift away. Research has found that jasmine and rose fragrances can have a similar calming effect too.
For cutting cravings
If you're trying to lose weight, or even just cut back on sugary snacks, having a vanilla scent to hand could be the ticket. A study at Brown University found that women who wore a vanilla-scented patch throughout the day were less likely to reach for sugar-rich treats and lost weight gradually over time.
For feeling brighter
Everyone has bad days from time to time, especially in the colder, darker months of the year. But, a citrus scent like lemon, lime or orange can do wonders to boost your mood and leave you feeling happier and more positive.
For an energy boost
Feeling a 3pm slump coming along? Reach for a spicy cinnamon scent and you'll soon feel invigorated and more energised to take on the rest of the day. The scent has been found to increase the blood flow to the brain, which in turn will nourish it with oxygen and glucose, so you don't have to worry about your afternoon caffeine fix any more.
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