How To Incorporate Scent Into Your Daily Routine
The culture of ‘busyness’ has become a status symbol of the modern world. Nowadays, we’re juggling work priorities, the needs of our family or kids, our hobbies, and if we’re lucky, a few moments of physical activity and self-care. It seems like whenever we get around to catching up with friends or family, the default answer to “how are you?” or “how are things going?” seems to be, “good, but I’m just so busy!”
Even if you thrive on a packed schedule, or enjoy the rush of adrenaline that comes with multitasking, it’s important to take a well-deserved step back to recenter, recalibrate, and establish a balanced routine that works best for you. And your routine doesn’t need to be rigid. It just needs to provide you with enough structure to steer clear of any serious chaos.
A simple way to find balance and elevate life is through fragrance - and depending on the scent, it can support many functions throughout your day. To get you started, we’ve compiled a list of popular fragrance notes that you can easily integrate into your daily routine.
The importance of establishing a daily routine
The way your day looks is very likely going to differ from the next person’s, but the shared intention behind establishing a daily routine is so that you move through the day with some sort of structure. It also sets the stage for forming great habits, which in the end, can leave you feeling less stressed, less anxious, and less overwhelmed.
But a daily routine should not simply be a checklist of chores or tasks that need to be completed over the course of any given day. By intentionally peppering in rituals that bring you moments of happiness or joy - whether that’s a quick meditation or 20 minutes of reading - you’ll not only find it easier to stick to your routine, but you just might start to notice how rejuvenated and inspired you feel at the end of each day.
We’ve previously written about the transformative power of scent - specifically that it’s an easy and natural way to elevate your mood or relieve yourself of stress during trying times. Though our external surroundings are mostly one and the same right now, switching up the scents you use throughout the day just might be the answer you need to keep your days at home feeling exciting and unique.
Scent pairings for your daily routine
For those of you who are feeling adventurous, and are keen to try out a new scenting routine, we’ve put together a quick list of scent and activity pairings that are bound to elevate your daily routine.
What scent is best for an at-home workout?
You’re sporting your best workout gear and you’re itching to get your sweat on. In the absence of your usual group fitness class or the local gym, diffusing bergamot can be a great way to stay cool, clear-headed, and energized as you get moving. If you’re into citrus notes (think orange and lemon) you might like our Bergamot Orange fragrance - another favorite for a hard sweat session is Zesty Champaca
What scent is best for a productive day?
When your workload’s piled up and it’s time to get down to business, take a look at your immediate surroundings and consider what elements might be harming your productivity. Not only are citrus oils a delight to smell, but they’re also known for their extremely positive side effects, including heightened concentration, rejuvenation, and motivation. If you’re into lemon zest, bergamot, sunny citrus, with an infusion of amber, coumarin, honeydew, and clean woods, you might like our Pure Energy fragrance
What scent is best to help combat stress?
The opposite of stress is increased relaxation, concentration, and calming sensations, and luckily, certain scents can help you achieve that mindful state. Peppermint has long been used to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, as well as persistent headaches, exhaustion, and irritability. If you’re into the invigorating and refreshing scent of peppermint, you might like our 100% pure essential Peppermint fragrance
What scent is best for entertaining?
Even though entertaining friends looks very different these days - likely via Zoom and with a glass of wine in hand - it can be fun to tap into the power of scent to create a more lively and dynamic atmosphere right in your own home. If you’re into champagne, Russian black tea, incense, birch, leather, and amber, you might like our Moscow fragrance. Other all-time favorites are Santal
What scent is best to unwind at night?
Whether your day’s been amazing or absolutely chaotic, taking some time to clear your mind, reset, and eventually settle down for a good night’s rest can be one of the most valuable habits you can form. Of all fragrances, lavender is the most celebrated for promoting calmness and wellness and reducing stress, anxiety, and even mild instances of pain. If you’re into fresh lavender, creamy vanilla, with notes of geranium and maple leaves, you might like our Lavender Vanilla fragrance. An equally calming fragrance is our White Tea.
Incorporating scent into your daily routine
We’re huge proponents of health and well-being, and by inviting scent into your lives, you can act on a simple and natural way to continue improving on that. During a time when we’re all spending more time at home (whether you’re living alone or in a household with kids and pets), exploring how scent can fit into your daily routine can be a way to keep your spirits high and your stress and anxiety levels low.Diffuser technology
has evolved quickly over the years, so depending on what your needs are and the size of the space you’re working with, chances are there’s a diffuser (and scent) that’s most appropriate for you. A team favorite is the AroMini BT - suitable for diffusing in a small- to medium-sized space, like your office space or living room. It’s whisper-quiet yet powerful, which means the only thing you’ll notice is the discreet wafting of aroma oils in the air and perhaps, even a change in how you feel throughout the day.