How to Choose Scents that Relax You and Inspire

Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by Ellen Christian

During this hectic time of year, I always have my eyes open for scents that relax you and inspire.  My mood and my energy level can all be influenced by the scents around me.  There are times I will go to my candle cupboard and light a candle with a certain scent just because I know I need a little help to get my head in the right place.  At the end of a crazy busy day, I need to relax because my mind is going about 500 miles a minute and I’ll get nothing done. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

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How to Choose Scents that Relax You and Inspire


Scents that Relax You and Inspire

While everyone has their own favorite scents, I have several that I return to over and over again because they work for me.  Sometimes, I use them in my bath and body products. Other times, I light a candle or use a linen spray. Sometimes I’ll diffuse essential oils in my diffuser. You can experiment with the scents that work best for you.  I try to keep my favorites on hand so they’re available when I need them.

Relaxing Scents

  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Neroli
  • Almond
  • Mandarin
  • Patchouli
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
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Inspiring Scents

  • Citrus
  • Peppermint
  • Jasmine
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Juniper
  • Sage
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemon


If you need a little bit of help with relaxation or inspiration, I encourage you to look for products that use these scents.  Experiment to find the ones that are best for you. While I enjoy a variety of essential oils, my go-to scents are Lavender, Chamomile, Citrus, and Peppermint. I almost always have some variety of these scents in my diffuser on my desk. What are your favorite scents that relax you?

4 thoughts on “How to Choose Scents that Relax You and Inspire”

  1. I’ve always been drawn to woodsy, spicy scents, like a sandalwood base. I even like most of the men’s sample fragrances in the magazines!

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