10 Scents With Secret Powers

What is that smell? From fresh-baked cookies to rain in spring, your nose can lead you to some amazing feelings.

1. Lemon - So Fresh and So Clean

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The distinctively clean, sharp, and citrusy smell of lemon is linked to a feeling of confidence and purification. You know what they say: When life give you lemons… cut them in half and feel great about yourself.

2. Lavender - The Super-Chill Flower

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The smell of lavender can be used to help people feel more relaxed. It’s also commonly used to ease exhaustion, insomnia, irritability, and depression. In the Victorian era, women revived themselves from faints caused by tight corsets with lavender-filled swooning pillows.

3. Eucalyptus - Invigorating Koala Food

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Eucalyptus oil is used to relieve congestion. It is also used in some cough drops, syrups, vaporizer fluids, liniments, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. Take a whiff next time you need to feel awake and inspired.

4. Jasmine - Lover’s Favorite Herb

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Turn down the lights, y’all. Jasmine is known as an aphrodisiac. It’s even harvested in the middle of the night to capture the most pungent scent. Sexy, right?

5. Sage - Dreamweaver

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Sage has reportedly been used to make people’s dreams more vivid and make things seem more clear. Give it a try and see if you finally understand that recurring naked-while-public-speaking dream.

6. Peppermint - The Peppy Pick-Me-Up

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Peppermint oil is linked to an increased ability to concentrate during times of mental fatigue or stress. It’s been said that Inhaling the aroma of peppermint oil can help alleviate jet lag and boost your energy levels. Who knew that stick of gum could make you feel more focused?

7. Camomile - Sleepy-Time Soother

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Camomile is thought to encourage relaxation. During Medieval times, monks planted this flower and lay in the gardens as therapy to relieve depression.

8. Patchouli - Hippy Juice

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You either love it or hate it. Patchouli has been used as an insect repellent for ages. It’s also used to relieve headaches and evoke exotic, romantic feelings.

9. Rose - Classy Lady Potion

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Rose has a powerful and comforting aroma. It evokes feelings of love, luxury, and stability. GTG get some rose perfume. Seems like we need all these things in our life ASAP.

10. Ylang Ylang - Stress-Fighting Flower Power

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In aromatherapy, ylang ylang evokes feelings of deep, languid calm that are known to melt away anxiety, tension, and stress. This little flower will take you on a vacation to the tropics in your mind.

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