Homemade room scent for concentration and relaxation

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In everyday life, our consciousness generally pays more attention to the senses of seeing and hearing. But smelling is an important neurosensory function with which we »scan« our surroundings. And our brain organizes itself much more around the olfactory system than we think.

Scents are triggers for sympathy and antipathy and influence our emotions and moods. They also control our social and sexual behavior, can change our hormone balance and serve as chemical means of communication. Scent receptors are not only located in the nose. Research has also found receptors in the liver, heart, prostate, skin, and intestinal tract. So far, 400 different types of olfactory receptors have been found in humans.

Fragrances arouse feelings, evoke memories, and have been shown to increase well-being. Unlike optical or acoustic sensory impressions, smells are not pre-processed and filtered through the thalamus of the brain and so they can trigger emotions in us quite unconsciously. Fragrances also have direct effects on the limbic system, which is the oldest part of the human brain and plays an essential role in the development of emotions.

All the more reason to give yourself an aromatic treat. An homemade room fragrance is easily made and the essential oil combinations we propose either support concentration or promote relaxation.⁠

Raw materials used

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Homemade room scent for relaxation

Vegetable oil
200 ml of sunflower oil

Alternatively, other edible oils such as rapeseed oil can be used. Carrier oils such as almond oil, grape seed oil or jojoba oil are also suitable.

Essential oil
10 drops of essential sandalwood oil
10 drops of essential ylang ylan oil
10 drops of essential lavender oil

Ylang ylang helps with nervous restlessness, anxiety, imbalance, and sleep disorders. The scent of essential lavender oil provides balance and can help counteract depression. Lavender oil has proven to be particularly effective for sleep disorders. Essential sandalwood oil has harmonizing and relaxing effects.


Homemade room scent for concentration

Vegetable oil
200 ml of sunflower oil
Essential oil
10 drops of essential bergamot oil
10 drops of essential grapefruit oil
10 drops of essential orange oil

Essential citrus oils are real mood enhancers and increase motivation. Especially if you are struggling with a lack of drive. Essential bergamot oil promotes creativity, while grapefruit provides a feeling of elation. The orange is an all-rounder in that it both stimulates and helps against stress.

Application and shelf life

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  • Place the room fragrance for relaxation preferably in the bedroom; the one for concentration near the work area.
  • Place out of reach of children and pets.
  • If room fragrances are used regularly, you should still think about airing the room. For a healthy room climate, interiors should be ventilated regularily.
  • Change the room fragrance from time to time. Our senses get used to the scent and we no longer notice it.

The evaporation speed of the room scent can be very different. A 200 ml mixture can last up to 4 months. Please do not throw away used incense sticks. With a little care, they can be reused once or twice more for the same fragrance. Simply wash with warm water and brush well.

DIY room scent recipe

Ingredients for 200 ml
  • 200 ml of sunflower oil
  • 30 drops of essential oil
  • 3 – 5 bamboo sticks, shashlik skewers, or fragrance sticks
  • Discarded room scented glass or glass jar with narrow bottleneck
  1. Pour all ingredients into the glass jar.
  2. Then insert the scent sticks with enough space between them.


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Liability: All stated effects are for information only and do not replace a visit to the doctor. There is no guarantee for the mode of action and the compatibility of the raw materials and the end product. The production and application is at your own risk and responsibility.

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