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Flower Scents to Boost Your Mood  

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Maybe you’ve heard of aromatherapy. In short, it utilizes plant extracts that are known to holistically improve people’s moods and certain conditions such as insomnia, the inability to concentrate, and anxiety—just to name a few. While aromatherapy isn’t the only way you can enjoy the positive effects of flowers, it’s one of the most common applications of organic mood healing. Some flowers have exceptional powers. Simply inhaling their aromas can enhance the signals in your brain that produce happiness and calmness.

So, which flower scents offer these magical mood-boosting powers? 

1. Lavender

Lavender has long been known as a calming flower that’s particularly useful during bedtime, as it acts as an anxiety reliever, enabling people’s bodies and minds to calm down before they shut their eyes for peaceful slumbers. In fact, lavender‘s history of use for people with depression, anxiety, and insomnia dates back to at least the medieval periods when people were known to add this flower to soaps, perfumes, and medicinal drugs.

Lavender, Bee, Summer, Purple, Garden

2. Jasmine

Jasmine has a reputation for enhancing the feel-good hormones, such as serotonin, which keep bad things like depression at bay. It’s also believed to improve mental clarity and consciousness, enabling people to study or work with better concentration. Mental clarity is also important for people who suffer from depression, as they’re often able to see situations for what they really are, rather than enduring the despair that can happen when one’s mind is clouded by sad thoughts. Of course, the domino effect means people often find that they sleep better when jasmine’s around because they’re no longer dealing with rampant thoughts racing through their brains as they try to get some shut-eye.

3. Lilies

While lilies don’t necessarily have scientific evidence that showcases positive effects, these flowers are among the strongest-scented floral options that are widely available for day-to-day enjoyment. Because they’re so fragrant, they can easily fill an entire room with their sweet, clean scent. Isn’t it always nice to come home from a hard day at work only to find a welcoming scent that stimulates a feeling of comfort and warmth? We certainly think so!

Rose, Nature, Flowers, Spring

4. Roses

You know the phrase, “stop and smell the roses.” It exists for a reason. It invites people to slow down their days and take in the good things happening around them. Beyond this, roses have a very pleasant smell, one which is said to reduce stress levels and lower people’s heart rates. The simple act of breathing in deeply, holding the breath for a moment, and then exhaling is beneficial to many organs throughout the body.

5. All Flowers

It’s not just about the scent; it’s also about the aesthetic beauty that flowers bring to spaces. The mere existence of a beautiful bouquet that’s placed perfectly atop a mantle or in the center of a table can elevate a person’s mood and usher in a sense of peace and tranquility.

Are you looking for mood-boosting flowers that can beautify your home and enhance your overall happiness? Chelsea Flowers offers a large assortment of flowers that can’t wait to introduce you to their holistic healing effects. Take a look at what’s in bloom right now, then stop by so we can help you create the perfect bouquet!

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