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7 Fragrances for Every New Year’s Resolution

7 Fragrances for Every New Year’s Resolution

The transition into the New Year marks the time for New Year’s Resolutions. However, many people have trouble sticking to the goals they set for themselves around this time of year. One of the best ways to assist yourself in reaching your goals is actually by utilizing the proper scents.

Certain scents can encourage certain moods, behaviors, and activities. In this way, scent can actually have a drastically positive effect on your lifestyle. To help you stick to your chosen resolution, we wanted to focus on 7 of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions, and provide a specific scent that will help you achieve each one. 


Resolution #1: Be More Active 

For those trying to live a more active lifestyle, one of the best scents you can utilize is peppermint. Some studies have shown peppermint can reduce our perception of effort - meaning it’s easier to work harder (as things feel more “effortless”). Additionally, peppermint is well known to provide an energy boost and improved performance both physically and cognitively. Some people testify that peppermint can supply relief to sore muscles after exercise as well.


Resolution #2: Focus on Mental Health & Self Care

We all know the holidays can be overwhelming, so the new year can be a great time to focus on yourself and your own mental health and care. Essential oils may help calm the mind and have a grounding, centering effect. One of the best oils for this is jasmine, as it’s thought to calm the nervous system without causing sleepiness. Our Oriental Garden blend features jasmine alongside vanilla bean, amber, and zest of lemon for a calming, zen-like ambience.


Resolution #3: Travel more 

Nothing encourages a sense of new beginnings more than travel and adventure. We created a fragrance line specifically designed to capture the experience of traveling the world’s most magnificent cities. Just like travel itself, our Cities Discovery Set is sure to transform your interaction with the world around you, deepening yo ur appreciation for life.


Resolution #4: Find Love 

The new year can be the perfect time to embrace your inner romantic. Blending Jasmin, Saffron, Cedar, Ambergris, our Love Affair oil is a series of contrasts as rich as love itself.


Resolution #5: Be More Productive 

After a restful holiday season, a lot of us come back wanting to get more done. Lemon is a great scent for this. Citrus scents in general are mildly stimulating. Lemon specifically is a very uplifting scent, and has been used for memory stimulation and mental alertness. It’s a great one to keep you inspired and motivated. Our Bergamot Orange oil blend combines lemon and orange oil for the best of both worlds.


Resolution #6: Enjoy Life 

There’s no better time than the new year when it comes to embracing a positive mindset. Refreshing and rejuvenating scents like Pure Sunshine can help move you in the right direction. This blend of raspberry, orange zest, sweet pea, and jasmine, with hints violet, creamy vanilla, and musk is as energizing and uplifting as the sun itself!


Resolution #7: Wake Up Early

A lot of people wonder why they can’t seem to wake up early. Oftentimes a big part of it is because they didn’t get a restful enough sleep the night before. One of the best oils to support healthy sleep is Lavender, as it’s known for its relaxing effects. Researchers have found that Lavender increases slow-wave sleep, instrumental for slowing heart rate and muscle relaxation—thus promoting restful sleep. Getting a good night’s rest is one the best ways to ensure you wake up energized and eager to start your next day early.
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