15 Scents To Elevate Your Productivity and Transform Your Mood

With the impact of the pandemic, get to know which scent essentials to invest in to chase the uneasiness away. 

More than ever, the levels of concern over our future keep building up, and self-care is becoming a top priority. While there are different forms of doing this, applying and experiencing scents through candles, room sprays, diffusers, and skincare products can transform your general mood. Whether you need to boost productivity while working at home or you need to calm yourself down, here are some scents you can try for different circumstances.

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Young Living Rosemary essential oil. (Photo from their Instagram)

Boost your productivity


The citrus scent arouses the senses, allowing you to remain alert and lessen rooms for error while at work.


To enrich your memory, especially on tasks that require such, rosemary can help have a positive effect on your efficient performance.


As tasks can get overwhelming, pine can help ground you and uplift your mood. The positive energy assists you in finding the joy in your work.

Click here to browse through Young Living essential oils like Lemon and Rosemary.

(Photo from Birthdate Candles)

Sustain your attention


This scent has been used as an anti-depressant as it revitalizes your energy. It gives you the much-needed confidence that can help you focus on the task at hand.


When there is a consecutive heavy workload, ginger can help alleviate your fatigue, allowing you to keep your momentum.


While mostly used for pastries and dishes, cinnamon is also great at heightening your attention and increasing your motor response.

Click here to browse through the blended scents of Birthdate Candles.

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Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum with frankincense
Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum with frankincense. (Photo from Girl Gone Green)

Calm your senses


If you are in need of comfort, diffuse lemongrass to transform and resemble any space into a sanctuary.


Similar to the refreshing effect of pine, cypress offers you a sense of security and grounding. This is helpful, especially in these uncertain times.


The powerful aroma is typically used to accompany prayer times and meditation. Frankincense creates a safe environment when you need to be alone and vulnerable.

Click here to get Tammy Fender’s serum with frankincense.

Click here to get Chanel No. 5 consisting of bright, citrus scents.

Voluspa Santal Vanille with warm Perique Tabac, Vanilla Husk, and Sandalwood
Voluspa Santal Vanille with warm Perique Tabac, Vanilla Husk, and Sandalwood. (Photo from Instagram)

Lull you to sleep


It may be a common scent, but the rose is proven to be an invigorating scent. You can imagine lying on a lush bed of roses as you slowly fall asleep.


This smooth and warm scent increases drowsiness, allowing you to sleep. It can also ease disturbances for those with allergies or currently stuck with a cold.


To experience a sedating effect, diffuse lavender as it eases the mind from overthinking. This beautiful scent can slow down your breathing as well, easing your anxieties.

Click here to browse through the scents of Voluspa candles like Rose Otto and the bestselling Santal Vanille consisting of sandalwood.

Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger
Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger. (Photo from Fragrantica)

Uplift your energy


An invigorating scent, peppermint stimulates your mind so you can start the day with a clear head.


The sweet aroma recalls a sense of playfulness, giving you feelings of happiness that can help you respond positively to any challenge along the way.


The spiciness of nutmeg can uplift your mood. It energizes you and when blended with other oils like Eucalyptus, Orange, and Ginger, the warmth you get is enough to recharge your spirit.

Click here to browse through the different Jo Malone scents including Grapefruit cologne.

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