Essential Oil Scents: Emotions and Meanings

Essential Oil Scents and Emotions

Different scents invoke different emotions. Here we lay out some common scents and their associated feelings. When dealing with essential oils, you should know what natural elements produce what types of reactions.

Lavender: Calm and Peaceful

The flowering plant of lavender, along with its associated Asian-based plants like Ylang Ylang, invoke a sense of calm and peacefulness. This smell interacts with the central nervous system and is a relaxing, soothing scent. When you smell an orange-based essential oil, your body will naturally begin feeling more relaxed and settled.

Orange: Uplifting and Fresh

The orange fruit and its associated citruses such as tangerines, are very uplifiting and refreshing type essential oils. If you want to feel upbeat, positive and energized, choose a strong orange essential oil.

Ginger: Romantic and Sensual

The essential oil of ginger has a spicy and sweet aroma that acts as an aphrodesiac. As such it is an excellent choice for a romantic evening, as it will help released suppressed sexual energy. Other examples include cinnamon bark and sandalwood.

Lemongrass: Purifying and Stimulating

Earthy scents such as lemongrass provoke a purifiation and stimulation of the senses. Choose this essential oil if you are seeking a change of mind or energy to tackle a difficult task.

These are just a few examples of the many different categories of essential oil scents and their associated emotional effects. Each oil will be slightly different and will react differently with different people. 

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