Lavender is known for its soothing and calming effect. Some of its health benefits include easing anxiety, managing insomnia, and it can even calm down older people with dementia. The scent of lavender decreases heart rate and blood pressure helping you reach a relaxed state. Light up a lavender scented candle.
Paired with the essential oil from the traditional purple lilac, it is said to provide a calming effect that eases anxiety. Other reported effects include a purifying, soothing sensation that centers the mind to encourage relaxation. The oil from white lilacs is also used in aromatherapy to produce a calming, soothing effect. The scent of white lilacs also brings about an enhanced feeling of sensuality.