HOW FRAGRANCE (AND DRINKING TEA) CAN SHIFT YOUR MOOD
If you think about what you experience each day and how it affects how you feel, you may think you’re at the mercy of everything that’s coming at you on a daily basis.
But you and I both know who really holds the reins on your mood.
And one of the easiest ways to shift your mood is by being intentional about what you smell.
- • Your sense of smell is the strongest of your 5 senses.
• It also happens to be the sense that’s most tied to your emotions and memories.
• And 75% of your emotions throughout the day are tied to what you smell.
Studies have shown that fragrances' effect on mood and behavior are due to its ability to interact and affect your central nervous system.
So imagine what would happen if you started being more intentional about what you smell and using this spectacular sense to improve how you feel throughout the day. Whether you want to start the day with a boost of energy, decompress after a stressful meeting or find a feeling of peace in the midst of overwhelm…the right fragrance can be a powerful tool to shift your mood.
One of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to use fragrance to guide your emotions is by drinking one of our artisan teas with just the right notes for what you need. We craft our entire collection of teas and all of our self care products with intention so you can always have the fragrance you need right at your fingertips.
Here are 3 ways to shift your mood by drinking tea from our artisan collection.
To ease into the day…
Fresh citrus scents mixed with light, delicate notes are a balanced way to ease you into your day. Start your morning by sipping on a cup of Zen tea with its fine infusion of silver needle white tea and the fresh scent of lemongrass. This mix settles you into a feeling of quiet intention, reminding you to breathe, smile and move at your own pace throughout the day.
To boost your energy…
When you’re feeling that midday slump, give yourself a boost with the fresh scents of fruit and citrus. Instead of pouring that third cup of coffee, try brewing a cup of Enlighten tea with its notes of apple, orange, lemon and pineapple. Notice how quickly your mood shifts from feeling tired and cranky to vibrating with zest!
To relax and ground yourself…
There is nothing that moves you from anxious and stressed to calm and relaxed more easily than scents like lavender and vanilla. When you feel a build up of tension or pressure, take yourself away to the sacred space of the kitchen and prepare a cup of Nirvana Tea. Let yourself decompress as you settle into the blissful scent of sweet lavender and the grounding warmth of earthy vanilla.
Your sense of smell is truly a powerful blessing. And the simple practice of drinking tea with just the right fragrance notes can help you use that blessing to guide how you want to feel. We encourage you to be more intentional about what you smell and explore our artisan teas and other products. The right fragrance at the right time will help you shift your mood and set you back on your own path.
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