Citrus isn’t just healthy to drink – the scent of citrus fruits has also been shown to calm the body and mind. Citrus, such as oranges, mandarins, and lemons, helps boost the body’s ability to produce serotonin – the “feel happy” hormone. At the same time, citrus scents help reduce norepinephrine – the body’s stress hormone. So next time you’re feeling like you need to Claim Your Calm, peel & eat an orange. Or, better yet, surround your home with the scents of citrus and curb the anxiety before it even starts.
Breaking Down Citrus Scents
- Lemon is a relaxing and uplifting scent.
- Bergamot (which is a green citrus fruit) is uplifting and calming.
- Mandarin is calming and helps reduce anxiety.
- Clementine is a mood up-lifter.
Citrus Scents in Your Home
We love lighting a Mount Marcy Soy Candle which is grounded in mandarin to help set a calm mood around the house.
Starting the day off with Alpine Spice Body Wash with its scent of bergamot is a great way to set the stage for the day ahead.