Flowers improve the appearance of an interior or exterior space, but did you know that certain flowers can boost your mood and make you happy too?
Floral fragrance has the powerful ability to mentally transport us back to happy childhood days and grandma’s flower garden that was filled with roses. The scent of lavender can transport us back to bath time during our childhood. Or perhaps, the sight of an orchid can remind us of our first formal dance when we were teenagers.
‘Flower power’ is not just a saying, but it’s a real thing. Flowers can boost your mood and make you happy
These are the top 5 fragrant flowers for mood-improving beauty.
It has long been used in aromatherapy to reduce stress, calm the mood, and promote sleep. Lavender flower petals and essentials oils are used in bath products and body lotions. This fragrant herb is a member of the mint family and has several culinary uses.
Lavender is easy to grow in a container or in-ground. Plant in a sunny location and keep soil moist. Mature plant will reach 2-feet (60 cm) tall and produce long spikes of fragrant purple blooms.
I have some lavender planted along my home entrace that have reached this height, forming a nice small lavender hedge. It produces a beautifully refreshing aroma when walking by. Although you can never have too much lavender, it can become woody if you let it overgrow, so it’s important to trim it every once in a while!
Lilly of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
This beautiful flower is a shade-loving perennial that produces pendulous white blooms that are typically used as a filler plant in gardens and bouquets. The strong, sweet fragrance of this flower will boost your mood and make you happy.
A spring-time bloomer, the name comes from religious history that claims the tears cried by Mary for her son, Jesus, became lily-of-the-valley flowers.
They are easy-to-grow house plants that produce fragrant, colorful flowers for months. Having an orchid in bloom in your indoor space will boost your mood and trigger happy emotions. Many of life’s happy milestones like graduations, proms, and weddings, featured orchids.
Roses say ‘I Love You’ in any language. If you follow the saying ‘stop and smell the roses’ it will boost your mood and put a smile on your face. Just seeing a bouquet of roses or a rose bush in bloom will make you smile.
Rose petals are used in health and beauty products, plus they have culinary uses.
Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus)
They fend off sadness and depression by triggering good childhood memories. The ruffles petals, sweet fragrance, and pastel colors are often associated with childhood, and the flower name is often used as a childhood nickname.
Sweet peas are members of the legume family yet the pea pods produced by the plant are poisonous and not edible.
*This article is not intended to be medical advice, so please do not rely solely on the information provided in this article for your health.