Whether you need to chill out or raise your energy levels, aromatherapy is a great and natural way to improve your mood throughout the day. Essential oils, for example, have both physiological and psychological effects that enhance people’s moods through their scents. For a truly spa-like experience at home, you’ll want to introduce various scents that support your lifestyle: for example, scents that energize in the afternoon but sedate at night.

So, which scents have which properties? This small guide will clue you in to five popular scents commonly used in aromatherapy. From there, you can choose the ones that seem most attractive to you.

Thanks to its serene, sweet scent, lavender is commonly touted as a sleep aid with relaxing properties. It’s perfect for de-stressing, making it a great choice of scent for unwinding after a long day. You can enjoy the aroma of lavender fields from Lampe Berger in a lamp or a diffuser cube.

Like lavender, patchouli is highly regarded for its sedative properties. Whether enjoyed while soaking in a bubble bath or cuddling up in bed, our Mystery Patchouli scent will help you drift away to an excellent night’s sleep.

Bergamot is another great scent for calming down and de-stressing. When the going gets tough, simply fill the room with the scent of Radiant Bergamot and take some deep breaths. Afterward, you may find yourself feeling refreshed.

The aroma of lemon has unique properties; it’s great for lowering stress, yet it also leaves one feeling energized. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up, surround yourself with our fabulous Lemon Flower scent.

Grapefruit, like lemon, is known to give people a burst of energy along with mental focus. These properties make grapefruit a great aroma for the home office, where you’ll want to stay focused and energized throughout the day. Grapefruit Passion is the perfect scent for freshening up the workspace.