The aroma of citrus certainly can help make a difference in your mood! Just think of how you feel when you take a big whiff of an orange, lemon, lime, or grapefruit? Uplifted! Plus, multiple scientific studies have shown that citrus aromas can really help boost mood. Several human studies have demonstrated the aroma of citrus can help reduce depression and anxiety.
Studies have been conducted across a wide variety people. Lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, and grapefruit have all shown to help improve mood. Many of the studies listed below have blended other pleasing scents with the citrus fruit.
In the wintertime, in the snow country, citrus fruit was so rare, and if you got one, it was better than ambrosia.
-James Earl Jones
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional NAHA and AIA Member, LMT