Did you know that smell is the sense most closely linked to memory and emotion? An olfactory encounter can evoke vivid and detailed memories as well as strong feelings. When I need a pick-me-up (hello Spring!), I dive into citrus mode. Citrus scents always uplift and energize me, as well as elevate my mood.
I am craving longer days, brighter skies, blooming greenery, and the care-free feeling that Spring evokes. Although we are a few weeks away, citrus scents fast forward me right into that Spring mindset.
I find myself adding a bright yellow lemon slice to my water and upping my intake of citrus fruits. My current candle rotation is firmly citrus- alternating between Pink Grapefruit and Mediterranean Orange. My soap of choice is our new Lemon Verbena. I have a colorful array of mugs for coffee and tea. Lately, you will find me drinking bergamot-infused tea in a lime green or lemony yellow mug.
It may still be cold and gray outside, but I'm doing my citrusy best to bring Spring here a little sooner.