From our friends at FragranceX…
When thinking about productivity hacks, scent is not something that automatically comes to mind. However, it can actually be an effective concentration and memory booster. In fact, there are all sorts of benefits of having strategic aromatherapy in the workplace.
For example, the tangy scent of lemon has been shown to improve cognitive function. One study even found that participants made 54 percent fewer typing errors when in a room scented with lemon.
Another surprising example is lavender. It is known to have a sedative effect, but studies have shown that those who administer the scent of lavender during rest time have greater concentration and output after the rest. This is because it helps recharge the brain.