Are you into essential oils at all? All of a sudden, they have become a hot topic among my friends. Essential oils are aroma extractions from plants. They are said to have all sorts of mental and physical healing properties. I’m not so sure about that, but I do know they smell good. (Sometimes at least… I’m not a fan of the way tea tree oil smells! I’m more of a lavandar fan.)
Whether or not essential oils are actually effective in treating conditions, a lot has been written about their mood altering properties. Again, I’m not how accurate these claims are, but I think they’re fun to play around with. I like the idea of certain scents being energizing or balancing. I know that smell can have a huge impact on my mood, especially when it comes to making me feel calm or grounded. The right smells can make me feel nostalgic, while other smells just make me feel calm.
I figure that there could be a link between scents and personalities if there is a link between scents and moods. After all, we have an idea of what a calm person or a passionate person is like personality-wise. Thinking about what certain scents are purported to do and linking them to personalities led me to my latest quiz: What Kind of Essential Oil Are You? This quiz will tell you what your personality type is, and it will give you which essential oils match up with it. Maybe it will even help you find your new favorite scent 🙂
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on What Kind of Essential Oil Are You? Is it true for you?
- Have you ever used essential oils? How did you use them?
- Do you think essential oils can have medicinal purposes?
- What scent(s) do you gravitate toward?
- Have you had a time where a certain scent changed your mood?