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How do smells affect your mood?

Smell, smell - one of the two - next to taste - chemical senses. The operation of smell consists in detecting odors and recognizing stimuli, such as molecules of specific chemical compounds or their mixtures.

Smell is one of the most important human senses. It's amazing how often a scent evokes memories, even after many years. It is also true that different smells can affect our mood.

aromatherapy – which deals with the study of the impact of odors on our body in recent years, has developed very much. Scented candles appear more and more often in our homes and we are happy to indulge in soothing care rituals accompanied by essential oils. They are also used as a supporting agent in the treatment of many diseases, e.g. skin diseases, migraine pains and even depression.

Having knowledge in the field of aromatherapy, we can use it by choosing the scent we want to surround ourselves with.

What aromas can help us put us in a good mood?

  • Orange, lemons, grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • patchouli oil
  • Sandal tree
  • Bergamot oil

Orange, lemons, grapefruit

Scents such as orange, lemons, grapefruit help relieve stress and anxiety . In addition to the positive effect on our nervous system, they are also helpful in the treatment of insomnia and improve the quality of sleep, which is why it is worth reaching not only for perfumes with the addition of these fragrances, but also for scented candles or mist that we can spray in the bedroom before bedtime.


Lavender also has a similar sedative effect , and it also has a bactericidal effect.

patchouli oil

Patchouli oil strengthens and stimulates the nervous system, especially in larger amounts. It soothes inflammation, acne, rashes and can heal cracked, dry skin, sores and wounds. Firms the skin, especially after losing weight. Useful in the treatment of depression and all stress-inducing ailments. It has antiseptic, anti-infective and anti-viral properties. Strengthens the immune system. As a curiosity, it even serves as an antidote for viper bites.

Sandal tree

A scent like sandalwood sets the mood, relaxes, allows you to relax and relieve tension. It gives a sense of security, adds strength and faith in one's own abilities. It is considered an aphrodisiac. The scent of sandalwood is one of the most popular fragrances in perfumery - it is the base for men's fragrances.

Bergamot oil

Bergamot oil, the fragrance of which is found in the well-known Earl-Grey tea, is obtained by pressing Bergamot fruit. It is cultivated only to obtain the essential oil. The name of the oil comes from the name of the city in Italy - Bergamo, where this plant was grown. The oil has a fresh, floral fragrance and has many cosmetic values ​​- it soothes acne, reduces seborrhea at the same time, it is also extremely effective in antidepressant therapies, in anxiety - it improves the mood and at the same time does not cause arousal.

Many people felt the severe effects of the COVID pandemic, where one of the symptoms of the disease was the loss of smell. Each of us will agree that our everyday life would be bland without being able to feel the aromas of the surrounding life.


On our blog, we would like to share our knowledge and experience, which we use in our pursuit of health and beauty. The basic value of the HHUUMM brand is the desire to give pleasure from using our products, which we create for you in compliance with all standards and norms. We take care of every detail to best meet your expectations.

Read our other blog articles. Discover the offer of home scented candles that will make your daily care ritual more pleasant. Our soy candles can also be used as a supportive measure in the treatment of many diseases, e.g. skin diseases, migraine pains and even depression. If you don't have your natural massage brush, sponge or aromatic candle yet, check out our store's offer.

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