When you're feeling down, stop and smell the flowers. Studies show that people exposed to the sweet scent of flowers reported an increase in feelings of happiness and relaxation. That's because floral aromas remind people of joyful memories, triggering a bliss-inducing nostalgic response in the brain.
This type of gardenia is native to Tahiti and Polynesians believe that the scent of this flower instantly lifts blue mood. It would be best to keep a bottle of gardenia essential oil in your purse and sniff deeply a few times whenever you need a boost.