You will need: the seeds from a lemon (choose an organic one), soil, a ceramic cup, small plastic bag, tweezers, water, and paper towels. All very basic things we can find almost anywhere.
The brain might react to certain scents, but it also seems moods themselves can be influenced by odors. In one study, people who were exposed to natural plant odors were calmer, more alert, and in better moods than those in an odor-free environment.
Cover the ceramic cup with a clear plastic bag. Place the container in a warm spot, like the top of the refrigerator. Keep the soil moist and start checking for sprouts after 2 weeks. Remove the plastic bag from the container when the seedling starts touching the bag.
At this point you can put the lemon seeds into a small jar or glass of warm water; leave them like this for at least two days, until they begin to sprout.
If there’s one thing that can immediately improve the feeling of your home, and yourself, it’s a lemony fresh scent.
In fact, it’s science!
Finally, place your cup in a sunny area and water it whenever you feel the soil is dry. In the hotter months, the watering will obviously be more frequent than in the cooler temperatures.
Then, dry the seeds in paper towels and use tweezers to remove any additional pieces of fruit pulp that may have remained.
If you’re trying to get out of a bad mood, try something citrusy to energize and refresh glum spirits, and sniffing lemon can help stimulate the brain too.
If there's one thing that can immediately improve the feeling of your home, and yourself, it's a lemony fresh scent.