Do you have a favourite fragrance that lifts your mood? Many of us have our go-to scents, but did you know that different aromas can provide very real benefits to your mood and perspective?
Aromas reconnect us to our past, helping us relive moments in time - from the perfume you wore back in high school to your mum's homemade biscuits. But scents also have remarkable potential to energise or calm you after a hectic day. Read on to learn how our favourite fragrances from the Dr. Bronner’s family can support your body and mind!
This is one of our most popular scents thanks to its versatility and invigorating scent. Peppermint's cool aroma brings clarity to both your mind and senses, creating a grounding and uplifting feeling that can even help relieve nausea! Try using our Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap in your morning shower to boost your energy and alertness, or put a few drops into a bowl of hot water and breathe deeply - the menthol works as a decongestant, alleviating hay fever and sinus issues.
Lavender is well known for its relaxing properties, but it can also be used to relieve stress, improve mood, promote restful sleep, lower skin irritation, prevent infections, AND reduce inflammation! Add some Lavender Liquid Soap to a bubble bath and take some time out for yourself to soak and unwind. You can also spritz our Organic Hand Sanitizer into the air around you, and breathe in for a quick mind refresh!
This classic scent reminds us of our grandmothers and their gardens filled with blooming, fragrant flowers. Rose can be useful for women struggling with symptoms of PMS, helping to soothe and alleviate restlessness, stress, insomnia, bloating and menstrual pain. Try a warm shower with latherings of Dr. Bronner’s Rose Liquid Soap before bed to assist your sleep and relaxation.
Tea Tree is an incredibly popular scent thanks to its anti-septic, anti-inflammartory and anti-fungal properties - not to mention its fresh, vibrant smell. This is perfect for anyone with skin issues such as acne, and can also soothe inflamed skin after shaving or waxing. Breathing in the aroma of tea tree helps with congestion and, if you’re living somewhere tropical, it works as an effective and natural mosquito and bug repellant!
Lemon, orange and lime – these scents bring to mind sunny days and the tang of fresh fruit. Citrus has a refreshing and uplifting smell, and research shows that it can revitalise your mindset too, helping to eliminate emotional stress and boost your mood for up to 30 minutes. Use Dr Bronner’s Citrus products in your shower or handwash for a zesty boost, or try our Organic Lip Balm in Orange Ginger or Lemon Lime for a quick shot of citrus joy!
Words by Tanya Simpson and Sarah Shervell