When it comes to tips to improve our motivation, we usually think: set measurable goals, create routine and rituals, develop a mantra… And we seem to forget the power of scent.
But we shouldn’t.
Smell is the strongest of the senses and the only one that is directly connected to the brain. The smell receptors in the nose communicate with the same areas of the brain that store memories and process emotion and learning. This is why scent can greatly influence brain activity.
And when we need that extra zing, here is how scent can help.
FIVE SCENT TO HELP IMPROVE OUR MOTIVATION AND BOOST OUR ENERGY
Have you ever noticed that certain scents seem to stimulate a flood of energy and improve motivation? Here is our selection of top five essential oils that we found help us get the boost we need to stay focused and motivated throughout our day.
Mandarin can relieve stress.
Stress is a part of our every day, and our hectic and busy lives can leave us feeling tired and depleted. Reducing stress is crucial to help us stay focused, energetic and motivated. This is when Mandarin essential oil can help relieve stress, as it is well known for its calming and relaxing effects.
Lemongrass improves our mood and lifts our spirits.
Lemongrass essential oil has anti oxidant effects and can help improve our immune system. With its fresh, citrusy scent, we love using Lemongrass when we need an emotional boost, or when we need help focusing.
Bergamot gives us that uplifting feel you love.
Bergamot is known for its powerful mood stabilising properties. It is great for promoting clarity and its mood elevating effects are most revered. We find that Bergamot essential oil helps us reduce sluggishness, complacency and melancholy, lifts up our mood and improves our energy and motivation levels.
Basil helps stimulate our mind and improve our focus.
Basil essential oil is a natural stimulant, it can help improve mental alertness and restore strength and energy. We love using it when we feel sluggish, or mentally and physically fatigued, as it helps us clear our mind and reduce the symptoms of brain fog, improving our focus and concentration.
Nutmeg helps support our motivation.
Warm, spicy and somewhat woody, Nutmeg essential oil helps us with exhaustion and anxiety. We also find it very stimulating as it helps improve our concentration, motivation, and energy.
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF SCENT
We believe that the power of scent can and should be harnessed not only to create a beautiful ambience in our homes but also to help improve our emotional and physical balance.
Since we started Lumen + Luxe, our research and personal experience taught us how important scent is in helping us face the challenges life throws at us by giving us that little extra zing we often need to conquer our day.
This is why we created our very own Zing essential oil candle and Zing essential oil mist. They combine the amazing natural benefits of Mandarin, Lemongrass, Bergamot, Basil and Nutmeg essential oils to help us stimulate the senses at any time of the day.
In addition to our Zing we have a range of beautiful essential oils home fragrances. We have carefully chosen them not only for the ambience they create but also for the natural benefits they bring to our days.
ESSENTIAL OILS BLENDS THAT CAN HELP IMPROVE OUR LIVES
Relaxing and uplifting, Breathe combines the essential oils of calming Ylang Ylang and uplifting Sweet Orange. Additional notes of White Grapefruit and Patchouli create a gentle aroma that will transform your space into a relaxing and inspirational sanctuary.
Calm is great used in the bedroom as a sleep helper, we light it when we need a smooth, peaceful, and calming ambience or when we want to escape to a lush field of relaxation.
It has a soft, gentle aroma, it is made with natural ingredients and mix of essential oils including:
- Mandarin, to help keep away the stress
- Cedarwood atlas, to help us stay positive
- Lemon, to give us that extra energy we can always use
- Lavender maillette, to help us stay us relaxed
- Bergamot, to give us that uplifting feel we love
- Chamomile roman, to help calm and nurture our mind and body
Uplift is spicy and refreshing, designed to create an elevating experience. Tangy yet sweet, it combines the essential oils of Sweet Orange, Clove Leaf, Sweet Fennel, Cinnamon Bark, Cardamom, and Black Pepper, to give you a boost whenever you need one.
Cool is fresh and clean, it will leave you revitalised and refreshed. It is made with Peppermint essential oil, promoted for improving mental function and reducing stress. Peppermint clears up lingering cooking smells and is also a natural insect repellent.
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