We have 12 fragrances with which you can create your unique hand soap. The 12 scents can also be combined with each other, allowing for 66 unique scent combinations. Smell is part of the senses, and it affects your brain. Below you can see the effects on the human body for each scent.
You know the drill. Those days when you feel sluggish and flu-ridden. The smell of ginger, or rather the smell of ginger root, makes you feel refreshed and activates your brain. Ginger root, if you drink it in the form of tea, also works well against nausea.
The scent of Rosemary is something we could actually all use in this day and age. In fact, studies show that this scent lowers your stress hormones. It has a positive effect on your memory and makes you feel less sleepy. Recently, this was tested on nurses on the night shift.
Worried about something? The scent of lemongrass is refreshing and may reduce your anxieties of the moment. Interestingly, the fumes of lemongrass are also believed to inhibit the growth of airborne bacteria, thus having an air-cleaning effect.
Sometimes the scent of Jasmine is used in rituals to influence psychological and emotional moods. Studies show that it may affect our central nervous system. It presumably reduces activity and thus has a relaxing effect!
The scent of Chamomile is known for its possible positive effects on the respiratory system. According to research, patients who were administered the scent of chamomile were 3 days earlier symptom-free than those who were not. A real scent for autumn, if you ask me.
Mint is often found in your tea and sometimes in your cocktail! And that makes sense because it has a cooling effect on your body. The smell of mint supposedly activates a protein that actually fools your brain a bit. Do you know why? Read more soon!
Eucalyptus is somewhat in the corner of Chamomile. Eucalyptus may have positive effects on the airways. Also, the scent of Eucalyptus is sometimes used prior to operations, as it reduces anxiety in the patient. Fine anyway!
Feeling a little downcast? Researchers claim that the scent of Basil may have an anti-depressant effect and help you get back on top! The plant from the lipflower family is of course well known from Italian cuisine, for example. Its scent is spicy and fresh!
The rich and sweet fragrance of vanilla essential oil comes from the fruits of the climbing orchid. When you dry and ferment the fruit, a vanilla aroma develops. The smell of vanilla (supposedly) reduces stress and has a relaxing effect on our brain.
The beautiful Bergamot resembles a citrus fruit. The scent of bergamot may cause your brain to produce so-called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters help your brain cope with stress and can presumably help you break your depressed mood.
We all know it as the scent of relaxation, but it is also believed to have a sleep-inducing effect. Students with insomnia sleep 60% better with the scent of lavender in the background than without. So can you catch up on some sleep after a hectic weekend? Lavender will bring you that peace of mind!
Orange blossom essential oil comes from the fruit of the bitter orange tree with a sweet and fruity scent. Interesting fact: research shows that in post-pregnancy women, the scent of neroli blossom can improve sleep quality and reduce sleep disturbances.