If you're feeling enveloped by a case of the winter doldrums, olfaction might be your way out. "Olfaction has a way of being able to pull you out of the blues like no other sense," said Leigh Winters, an aromatherapist in training and essential oil expert.
"Citrus aromas, like lemon, lime, mandarin, and grapefruit, are sunshine in a bottle," said Winters. "Clinically, they have the most robust effects on alleviating depression." Some studies show that essential oils do indeed have the power to help alleviate anxiety and depression when used correctly.
"Many skin care lines, Tata Harper in particular, are renowned for tapping into the peaceful and joyous association we have with monoterpenes, which comprise the majority of all citrus aromatic compounds," Winters said.
If you're having "a day," don't want to get out of bed, or are feeling stagnant because you've been trapped inside by the cold for a day too long, these little self-care beauty tricks are sure to perk you up: