Scents are individually dynamic and can evoke non-identical profound effects in all of us. Our sense of smell can affect the way we feel, elicit nostalgia by transporting us to place we may have forgotten, or have stimulating impacts on our psychological being. Either way, finding the one, or a few, that work for you could be immensely rewarding.

This journey through the discovery of scents is akin to unearthing your deeper sense of self, and while your individual inclination may settle for a scent at a surface level, it ultimately reflects your identity and personality at a deeper level. And, dare we say – the wearer makes the scent, yet the scent, too, makes the wearer.

Instead of using synthetic or highly manufactured scents, turning to a more natural alternative such as essential oils could also benefit your well-being beyond olfactory satisfaction, and with over 80 unblended essential oils from Young Living, you’re bound to fall in love with a handful that speak to you the loudest.

If you’ve got no idea how to go about it, let us begin by classifying the scents into four – floral (Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang), for relaxing, winding down and invoking uplifting effects; and woodsy (Cedarwood, Idaho Balsam Fir, Northern Light Black Spruce), to bring a sense of stability during times of stress and to empower the mind or emotions.

The other two include citrus (Lemon, Orange, Citrus Fresh) to provide a refreshing, awakening effect as a pick me up in the mornings, and minty (Peppermint, Eucalyptus Radiata and Spearmint) for a stimulating effect that doesn’t just energise, but also bring a sense of freedom and vitality. Of course, unique concoctions can also be made with all these scents.

Good luck in finding your scent of self! For more detailed information on all the essential oils offered by Young Living, access

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen