Did you know scent can instantly change your mood? That can be useful with holiday season when stresses can run high.
You want to enjoy the spirit of the season with your family and friends, and share the joy. But holiday dumps are not uncommon and running around like crazy can certainly knock the socks off goodwill and high spirits.
A little experimentation with scent takes mere minutes and can easily elevate your mood.
A study in the Journal of Social Psychology reported that scientists at the University of Southern Brittany in France found that the smell of baking bread can make us kinder – I'm betting that extends to Pumpkin Pie.
The smell of American spice apple has been found to help reduce blood pressure. Perhaps that's why a cup of warm apple cider seems so inviting, not to mention the smell of an apple pie baking?" stated Care2.
Demeter's fragrance library, found in many a drugstore nowadays, has a collection of holidays scents to warm your heart and your spirits — Mulled Cider can tap into the apple spice benefit, as well as Spiced Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry and more.
Play with Your Scents – make it individual.
Create our own individual ambiance that elevates your mood and extends to those around you. It's so easy. Demeter's individual scents just make it easy to combine, but you can do it with anything. I like mixing them up – spraying Snow at the nape of the neck at one side and the warming, woodsy Fireplace on the other. Or Chrysanthemum and Rain.
Peppermint, an instant mood booster, would create a fascinating ambiance offset with Cranberry or Fireplace, or even Mistletoe. I've been known to wear up to 4 scents at a time – one on each wrist and behind each ear.
Try as many combinations as you like – no matter what, no one else will have combined them precisely like you have, and that too can bring a smile to your face. It's a fun game to play with kids, too.
And that's what the holidays are all about anyway, right? Sharing the joy. You can even do it with scent. With a little ingenuity, there are so many ways we can make ourselves and each other happier.