When you think about it, scent can really set the tone of a situation. It doesn't matter how beautiful a room is — if it smells awful, it's probably gonna put you in a weird place. On the other hand, pleasant smells can definitely perk you up quite a bit. Why you ask? Well, our sense of smell is the strongest of our senses and has the most power over our brain activity!

We all know that scents like lavender have a soothing and stress relieving effect, but there are six more natural scents that have the ability to boost your mood!

1. Jasmine flower

Jasmine not only smells so beautiful, it also has the power to calm frazzled nerves. In addition, jasmine has been shown to work as an effective anti-depressant due to its ability to promote confidence and optimism.

2. Ylang Ylang

This freshly fragranced flower can work wonders to relax the mind and body. Ylang Ylang has been used for centuries to relieve stress and hypertension.

3. Rosemary

Rosemary serves not only as a delicious culinary herb;  When used for aromatherapy , rosemary reduces the stress hormone cortisol while simultaneously boosting your mood. Rosemary has also shown the be effective in enhancing mental performance!

4. Rose

It's probably no surprise to hear that it's been proven that flowers are a powerful positive mood inducer. The scent of a rose in particular elicits super high levels of positive thoughts.

5. Chamomile

Commonly brewed as a tea, the scent of chamomile provides a great deal of relaxation. When ingested, the anti-inflammatory chamomile has all sorts of power, such as the ability to reduce digestive stress and joint stiffness.

6. Geranium

The geranium is not only a beautiful garden flower, but it's oil happens to be one of a woman's best remedies! This essential oil is best known for relieving menstrual cramps, but also works to balance our ever changing hormones. Geranium oil is also magnificent for balancing and toning the skin... sounds like a woman's best friend! [via Buzznet]

Lovelies, what are some of your favorite natural scents?