A perfect fragrance to beat the blues

Unwind with aromatherapy after hectic work schedules on weekdays

By Author   |   Published: 7th Jan 2017   1:34 pm

How would you like to unwind after a hectic day at work? Is it with a book or a movie? Does theatre or stand-up comedy appeal to you? Or will a one-hour rejuvenation session at a spa do the trick? It can be one or a mix — a right blend at that — can help some unwind and rejuvenate while for some others aromatherapy is the way to go. Whether it’s the aroma oils, a bubble bath with scented soaps or the fragrance of aromatic candles, people have a plenty of choices now!
While the fragrance of English rose boosts romance, Provence lavender relaxes your mind and body, says an expert. Mehul Mahajan, founder at Krixot, a brand of luxury fragranced candles, has listed a few fragrances that you could opt for according to your mood:

Provence lavender
Lavender is one of the most widely used fragrances. Not only does it help combat insomnia, restlessness and irritability, it is a great fragrance that calms you down and balances your mind and emotions.

English rose
One of the most unique and loved fragrances derived from lemon, English rose petals and amber exudes a serene, sensual and fresh floral scent that helps instil romance and sensuality. Highly adored by women, the rose fragrance also boosts confidence. Other fragrances like vanilla, musk civet and pumpkin boost libido.

Amber sandalwood
Bogged down by negative people and situations in your life? The fragrance of sandalwood will take you out from the depression zone. It promotes deep relaxation and calms down your mind and emotions. The soothing fragrance also helps ward off your inner fears and gives you relief from stress.

The fresh, citric and enriching fragrance of lemongrass takes away your worries and enlightens your senses. It boosts your energy instantly and has stimulating properties. Lemongrass is used as an essential ingredient in various medicines. It has rejuvenating properties and revitalises the body and mind. The invigorating fragrance and fresh scent wake up your senses and energise you for the rest of the day.

Sugar cookie or vanilla
The soft, sugary fragrance of vanilla positively affects your happiness levels. It improves your mood and sense of well-being. The fragrance of vanilla is considered pleasant universally and instils a happy feeling.

Apart from these, citrus scents, pine, jasmine, lavender, coffee and the fragrance of freshly-cut grass brings out the happy you! While peppermint boosts concentration, it enhances your motivation and overall performance. The peculiar fragrance of apple may relieve you from migraines.