The Science of Car Scents: How Car Air Fresheners Impact Your Mood and Productivity

Car Scents play a significant role in our daily lives. A smell can evoke powerful emotions and memories, and while many people use cool car air fresheners to improve the scent of their ride, few realise the impact these scents can have on their mood and productivity.

Car Scents and Aromachology

Aromachology is about the psychology of fragrance, studying the effects of scents on the mind and body. This field of study has hinted that certain car scents can have a profound effect on our emotions, mood, and behaviour. 

Did you know that scent is processed in the same area of the brain as memory and emotion - this is why a certain car fragrance will trigger strong emotional responses.

Road Trip Adventures Car Freshener

How Car Air Fresheners Work

Our best car air fresheners work by applying a Fragrance Oil of your choice to our collection of sustainably-made Lonely Balls - releasing the aroma into the air, which is later breathed in and processed by the brain once we hop in the car. 

Our car scents can have different impacts on your brain and body for anyone, depending on the memories that our fragrances create. At Smelly Balls, we’ve tapped into this by creating fragrance oils inspired by the coastal Australian lifestyle and the various road trip adventures people go on.

Coastal Drift Fragrance

A refreshing and energising fragrance for beachgoers. The sand, the sun, and the waves. You live for refreshing dips in the ocean. One of our popular road trip accessories, car perfume used as a car air freshener is Coastal Drift. This Fragrance can have a calming effect on the brain and body, reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.

Coconut + Lime: The Stimulating Scent

Another popular scent used in car fresheners is Coconut + Lime. This lime air fresheners scent has a delightfully sweet aroma that brings to mind fruity cocktails basked in the warmth of the sun. It's ideal for when you want to zone out and experience your own individual paradise, making it the ultimate road trip essentials for summertime.

Sweet Pea: The Energising Scent

Our Sweet Pea car scent is a cheerful and optimistic scent that carries a carefree and happy-go-lucky attitude - to help improve your mood and reduce fatigue on those busy days. Its delightful aroma is bound to uplift your spirits and make you feel joyful, adding a touch of brightness to your day.

Choosing the Right Scent

While many people use air freshener scents to improve their smelly cars, few realise the impact these scents can have on their mood and productivity.

It's important to choose a scent that is pleasant and not too strong for you, particularly if you may have sensitivities or allergies to certain scents, so it's always a good idea to test a small amount of a new scent before using it in your car.

But, by choosing the right car fragrance for your car freshener, you can improve your mood, reduce stress, and increase your productivity.



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