You might be familiar with this feeling: you enter a room and the smell in the air instantly makes you happy. You may have this with the smell of fresh coffee, fresh linen or your favourite flowers. It’s not strange that you have these feelings with certain odours, because it is scientifically proven that smells can have an effect on our mood. We even link smells to certain memories! Some stores use certain scents to keep customers in their store for a longer period of time or encourage them to buy more products.
You may think that it takes a lot of effort to benefit from the positive effects of scents. After all, you don’t always have fresh linen or your favourite flowers at home. But that is not true! In your PlantHome you can grow different types of herbs with scents that have been proven to have positive effects on our mood. By growing these plants in your PlantHome smart garden you don’t only make sure that you always have fresh herbs, but you also benefit from the positive effects of their scents in your home! Below we give you a short overview of some types of scented herbs that can have positive effects on your mood:
- Peppermint – The scent of peppermint has a stimulating effect: it can make you feel more energetic and it’s sometimes used in offices to improve concentration and memory. Thus, this plant is a good choice to grow at your workplace.
- Lemon balm and lemon basil – The scent of lemon is motivating and energizing, so plants that have a citrus smell are also very suitable for growing at your workplace! Another interesting effect of the lemon scent is that it’s associated with hygiene. Research has even shown that when you make a room smell like lemon, other people will work harder to keep that room clean!
- Chamomile – Chamomile is very suitable to grow in a place where you want to relax, like your bedroom or bathroom. Chamomile has a soft, flowery aroma and a calming effect.
If you like to have scents in your home that ensure a good mood, you don’t need to purchase all kinds of scented candles or ensure that you always have fresh flowers. Try growing the varieties above in your PlantHome and who knows, you might brighten up!