What beautiful flowers! 1-800-flowers.com sent me a beautiful arrangement of lavender color roses and daisies. They sure put a smile on my face every time I walked by the dining room table. Even my two little ones enjoyed looking at them, and scooting them around the table, all the time, haha. It's beautiful to watch the roses open up more each day, as you can tell in my photos from Day 1 to Day 3.
Did you know that a recent Harvard study found that people who made a point of looking at flowers first thing in the morning actually felt cheerier and even more energetic throughout the day. So, 1-800-Flowers.com would like to encourage my readers to literally stop and smell the roses!
Do you know certain scents and colors of flowers can impact your mood and overall well-being? Here are some suggestions:
Roses – In need of a pick-me-up? The sweet aroma and bold colors of red roses can help boost energy and improve mood.
Lavender – Considered a natural remedy for insomnia, the scent of lavender can prompt your body to produce a calming compound which promotes relaxation and helps relax and alleviate stress.
Mint – With a scent that immediately awakens, the smell of fresh mint is refreshing and purifying to both the body and soul.
Light Purple & Blue – These hues are soothing and can help relieve tension and reduce anxiety. Use these colored arrangements to create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility.
Yellow – A cheerful and uplifting color, yellow enhances alertness, increases self-esteem and can strengthen overall wellbeing.
Learn more about floral scents and colors from Floral Lifestyle Expert, Julie Mulligan here.
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