How Fragrances Fight Stress

Stress plays a big part in most of our lives. Apart from voiding yourself from all responsibility, what more can you do to stave it off? Aromatherapy, the science of using smells to evoke emotion and cure stress, has been long celebrated. The big star in the relaxing smells department is, no surprise, lavender but it seems that another fragrance is giving it a run for its money. A study published in Stress and Health Magazine reveals people who regularly breathe in peppermint are even less stressed than those who use lavender. And don’t forget the uplifting scent of citrus. Japanese researchers discovered that inhaling the smell of lemon is an instant mood booster. And, just in case you were keeping track, Lampe Berger has all of these scents available…so, sit back, lift the lid and enjoy the weekend.