Make A Calming Bouquet With The Right Scents & Colors

Sending a bouquet of flowers or roses does not have to be done for visual stimulation only. With the help of your florist and the following guide, you can send a peace-inducing bouquet.

The Scents Of Peace

You probably remember your biology teacher telling you that senses are connected to your brain. It is precisely this connection that makes certain scents help you feel at peace. The following are 2 peace-inducing scents to choose from:

  1. The first scent that you should consider is lavender if you want the recipient of the bouquet to feel relaxed. Studies have shown that the smell of lavender can have a strong calming effect on your body. The smell of lavender triggers an increase of theta and alpha waves in the brain. This rapidly reduces heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature. Lavender is so powerful that it has helped induce sleepiness and beat insomnia. 
  2. The next scent to focus on is jasmine. Jasmine is very popular among aromatherapy enthusiasts because it is an intoxicating and calming aroma. Studies have shown how jasmine molecules trigger a chemical called GABA. This chemical will affect your nervous system, helping you feel energized, happy, and it may even repel depression or anxiety. 

As you can see, you can help your bouquet recipient achieve a level of tranquility with the right scents. 

Colors Hold The Key To Relaxation

Your brain is connected to your sight, just like your olfactory sense. This connection helps your brain interpret what you see. Colors, for example, can help produce a sense of tranquility, as long as you are looking at the right colors. One of the most powerful colors to consider is blue.

Blue has been shown to induce feelings of peace because it usually reminds people of water and the sky. Such images or associations may be the reason that your blood pressure is reduced, which induces a deep feeling of relaxation. So be sure to consider a bouquet with some of the following:

  • Blue hydrangea
  • Perennial geranium
  • Delphinium
  • Brunnera
  • Bluestar
  • Grape hyacinth
  • Clematis

Those are just to name a few, but your florist (like those at Holmes McDuffy Florist Inc) can probably recommend other blue-like additions to your bouquet. Remember that there are other colors that could help a person feel happy and relaxed, like the color green or yellow. So you have a lot of options to choose from to build the ultimate calming bouquet for your bouquet recipient.