Scents to Wake You Up & Get Your Day Going
Coffee and bacon aren’t the only tantalizing scents that can get you out of bed a little quicker in the morning. There are many aromatherapy scents that can perk you up and get your day off to the right start. Who needs stimulants when you have these great scents to wake you up and get your day going?
Citrus: The bright, clean scent of citrus is a great way to wake up refreshed and ready to start your day. Lemon is a particularly good scent for waking you up and putting a little pep in your step. In fact, simply smelling a fresh slice of lemon can perk you right up.
Lavender: This particular scent might come as a surprise. Lavender is generally used as a scent to help aid with relaxation, stress relief, and sleep. This herb, however, can not only help you sleep soundly, but it will also help you wake up more rested.
Peppermint: Mint isn’t just for toothpaste in the morning. The bright scent of peppermint will absolutely open your eyes and get your day off to a refreshing start.
Jasmine: Jasmine is another scent that has shown promising results in waking you up and helping you be more alert. This is another scent that helps with both relaxation and wakefulness.
How to Use Aromatherapy to Wake Up
To help you wake up and start your day, there are many different methods to help these stimulating scents reach you.
Handkerchief or Scented Item
Getting a nose full of wakefulness can be as easy as putting a few drops of essential oils on a handkerchief or other item and inhaling. You can even use a small pillow or even get a whiff direct from the source. Be careful when smelling essential oils, however, as they are very concentrated and can be too strong. In those cases, using a wafting motion is your best bet.
Get a Diffuser
You can purchase an aromatherapy diffuser in many department stores or online. These help create a scented mist to surround you with refreshment to help you feel more alert. A diffuser is perfect for a scent like lavender, which helps you relax, sleep soundly, and wake up rested.
Diffuser Alarm Clocks
You can even go a step further with an aromatherapy diffusing alarm clock. These alarm clocks are specially made not only to make noise to alert you that it is time to wake up, but they also diffuse stimulating scents into the air to help you wake up more easily. These have the added benefit of having timers, so your energizing scents won’t keep you up at night.
Lotions and Bath Products
Add some aromatherapy to your morning routine by using specially scented soaps, body washes, lotions, and more. These can be bought online, in many health and specialty stores, and can even be homemade.
Aromatherapy is not just for relieving stress and massages. The right scents can wake you up and help you get your day started. Keep that handkerchief handy during the day, as well, in case you start feeling a little sluggish in the afternoon.
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Have a Scentsational Day and Keep Living The Healthy Way with Dr. MJ!