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Aromatherapy - Does It Work?

How do different scents affect ambience and our mood?

Aromatherapy is the ancient practice of using natural scents to enhance well-being. The effects of different scents on mood and ambience are well-documented, and the art of understanding how different scents affect your mood can elevate your day-to-day sensory experience in your home.

Can scents really influence our emotions?

Just as a skilled painter uses colours to evoke specific emotions, aromatherapy harnesses the power of scents to create a desired ambiance. Lavender, with its delicate floral notes, has a calming effect, perfect for creating a serene and tranquil environment, while, the invigorating scent of citrus fruits like lemon, orange and grapefruit can uplift and energize.

What scents are best for relaxation?

When it comes to relaxation, few scents rival the soothing properties of chamomile and jasmine. These fragrances, reminiscent of a blooming garden at dusk, have the ability to melt away stress and promote a sense of tranquillity.

How can scents enhance the ambience of a space?

Just as a well-chosen piece of art can transform a room, the right scent can elevate the ambience of any space. Walking into a room and being greeted by the warm and inviting aroma of sandalwood will instantly envelop you in an atmosphere of sophistication and exclusivity. By carefully selecting scents that align with the desired ambience, you can create a sensory experience that leaves a lasting impression on anyone who enters your space.

Whether you are seeking relaxation, inspiration, or simply a touch of elegance, exploring the effects of different scents on mood and ambience can open up a world of sensory possibilities. Embrace the art of aromatherapy and let the power of scent elevate your everyday experiences to extraordinary heights.

Find out more about our fragrances through our fragrance wheel and scent guide or take the Ralph’s Orchard quiz to find the right home fragrance for you.

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