Infographic was originally published at FragranceX.
Many people don’t realize what a powerful ally scent can be. They can help you sleep, calm the nerves or invigorate you. Did you know, however, that they can also be a powerful aid in concentration?
Scents like rosemary, lemon, jasmine, ginger, and even pine can help increase output, boost memory or help sustain attention. For example, the scent of peppermint was shown in one study to help sustain attention, especially on tasks that require long periods of concentration.
Another surprising scent that can help improve performance at work is jasmine. While it seems unlikely since jasmine is usually described as having a sedative effect, the scent can actually help recharge the brain during rest time. This can help you return to work the next day revived and ready to problem solve!
To further explore scents that help you work, FragranceX created the below graphic. It details what each scent does and how to best administer it. Try one of these scents next time you’re at work to reap the benefits of this natural, low-cost productivity hack!