Can spritzing your space with scent clear the mind, too? You may have heard of smudge sticks, a shamanic ritual to declutter negative energy. Well, for the less spiritually inclined, the latest ‘clearing’ sprays are a quick and easy way to change the energy of a room and your mood.
The mists use notes said to bring about a sense of calm and positivity. Matter & Home Strength Room Spray includes a cocktail of orange and spruce to invigorate the mind, cinnamon to cocoon, and patchouli and cedar for clarity. Kora Organics Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil, meanwhile, is a great mood enhancer; the brand’s founder, supermodel Miranda Kerr, credits it for getting her through her divorce from Orlando Bloom. The essential-oil concoction consists of rose otto to help open the mind and boost confidence, soothing and grounding cedarwood, sandalwood and ylang-ylang, which creates a feeling of joy and reduces stress.
If you’re after a soothing scent to slow down the whirr of a wired mind at bedtime, we love This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray. Simply mist the calming trifecta of lavender, vetiver and chamomile (all clinically proven to subdue frenetic thoughts) over your bedding and inhale. Bad vibes, be gone.