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Specific scents are helpful for different issues; someone who is dealing with depression may need an energizing aroma while an anxious person would benefit from more calming, soothing smells. In some cases, certain scents are indicated for multiple conditions, and these may be a welcome addition for anyone seeking greater overall satisfaction and emotional balance.

Aromatherapy Scents for Anxiety/Stress:

  • Bergamot: Fresh scent with a mix of citrus and floral notes
  • Lavender: Fresh sweet and floral scent.
  • Patchouli: Pungent and rich woody smell.
  • Ylang-Ylang: A mixture of floral, sweet, and fruity notes.
  • Jasmine: A warm and exotic floral.
  • Juniper Berry: Pungent sweet, crisp smell with fruity hints.
  • Geranium: Fresh floral scent with sweet and fruity notes.
  • Chamomile: Sweet and fruity.
  • Hyssop: Fresh and fruity with woody and sweet notes.
  • Clary Sage: Pungent earthy scent with a slight fruitiness.

Aromatherapy Scents for Depression:

  • Clary Sage: Pungent earthy scent with a slight fruitiness.
  • Lavender: Fresh sweet and floral scent.
  • Ylang-Ylang: A mixture of floral, sweet, and fruity notes.
  • Chamomile: Sweet and fruity.
  • Frankincense: Fresh and woody with a slightly spicy, fruity note.
  • Sandalwood: Rich and sweet with a mixture of woody and floral notes.
  • Marjoram: Slightly medicinal and campherous while sweet and woody.

Aromatherapy Scents for Sleep Difficulty:

  • Chamomile: Sweet and fruity.
  • Lavender: Fresh sweet and floral scent.
  • Patchouli: Pungent and rich woody smell.
  • Lemon Balm: Citrusy and fresh.
  • Neroli: Exotic blend of citrus, floral, and sweet notes.
  • Sandalwood: Rich and sweet with a mixture of woody and floral notes.
  • Ylang-Ylang: A mixture of floral, sweet, and fruity notes.

Aromatherapy Scents for Mental Clarity and Concentration:

  • Bergamot: Fresh scent with a mix of citrus and floral notes
  • Peppermint: Strong minty smell.
  • Grapefruit: Citrusy and fresh with a slight hint of bitter.
  • Lemon: Light, citrus scent.
  • Basil: Sweet with a slightly medicinal smell.

 

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What is Aromatherapy?

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