How to choose the right scents for scentscaping your space

We've talked about how to scentscape your home and work life, and ways to work fragrance into your daily life. But, aligning fragrance notes to affect or enhance your mood can seem like a tricky business. How do you know which scents are right to create the mood you are looking for? Will the scents in your candle, diffuser or spray actually have the desired effect? Don't worry, we are here to help guide you with this handy-dandy list of scents for creating the mood or managing emotions.

What scents work best for scentscaping?

If you are familiar with what scents you like and have your stable of go-to faves for candles or diffusers, it may be easy to decide which to use when. However, if you are unsure or are new to using fragrance or aromatherapy in your daily life, don't worry! We'll dive into which scents work best for different activities, moods and spaces to help you create your own personal daily life scentscape! However, though there is some scientific backing to choose aromatherapy scents, no matter what is "recommended" you should go with what YOU love and what works for you in your daily routine and in your space. For example, even though lavender is a great option for balancing many moods, if you personally don't like the smell of lavender, it's not the right choice. 

Boost Productivity

  • Lemon
  • Rosemary
  • Orange
  • Cinnamon
  • Peppermint

Feel Calm

  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Chamomile

Recharge

  • Pine
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender

Unwind + Relax

  • Grass
  • Sweet Basil
  • Lavender
  • Vanilla
  • Clary Sage

Memory, Brainstorming + Focus

  • Peppermint
  • Rose
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Vetiver
  • Ginger

Get Sensual

  • Patchouli
  • Amber
  • Ambrette

Entertaining or Uplifting

  • Orange
  • Coffee

    Self-Care and Cleansing Mind/Body/Spirit

    • Mint
    • Lemongrass
    • Basil
    • Palo Santo
    • Sage

    Centering + Grounding

    • Coffee
    • Frankincense
    • Myrrh
    • Vetiver
    • Linen
    • Clary Sage
    • Pine
    • Juniper
    • Sprce
    • Eucalyptus