How Smells Affect Moods?

Scents trigger moods because of associative learning. It's the way our brains tie things together due to past experiences. Before the mind can link an odor to a particular mood, it first needs to associate that odor with an event or experience.

Lets say you walk into a bakery and you smell peach cobbler pie. That smell will take you back to when you were little at your grandmother's house.

Smells can also influence mood changes. If you're feeling a little slow, looking for some energy try lighting a candle that's citrusy. If you're feeling sad, floral smells promote happiness. You need to relax, lavender promotes a great aroma to get you calm. To stimulate the brain, lemon or jasmine will do the trick.