"Perhaps the reason you are drawn to flowers is not only for their outer beauty, but because they remind you beautiful things will bloom after the longest seasons of waiting."
- Morgan Harper Nichols 

I have always loved buying fresh flowers. Growing up my parents always bought flowers once a week on Sundays while grocery shopping, so you could say I am accustomed to it. Flowers have always been more than just something pretty to look at for me, they bring a sense of peace and a homey-ness when I have them around. But what are the true benefits of having flowers in your home? Below is some of my research- because everyone deserves something pretty in their home! So run and go tell your spouse you need some flowers (or head to your local Trader Joes and buy them yourself, they have the best buys)! 

- Emotional Health Boost: Whether someone sends you flowers or you buy them yourself, the color and scent can brighten your mood as well as soothe you. 
- Aid in Concentration: Plants oxygenate the air, boosting your brain cells and in turn helping you concentrate better. Maybe I also need flowers in my classroom and not just in my house!
- Relaxation: Floral scents...need I say more? Scents like lavender and chamomile help calm and relax. You don't have to bring home the actual blooms home to achieve relaxation, you can purchase a sachet - here is my personal favorite
- Healing: Someone who is relaxed tends to heal better than a person who is stressed. This is one of the reasons it is common to gift flowers to someone who is sick. 
Productivity and Innovation: A study by Texas A&M University shows a strong link between flowers and workplace productivity. The research shows that people have more and better ideas, and their problem solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers. Research also shows that there are more creative, flexible solutions to problems in workplace environments that include flowers. 

- The Health Benefits of Flowers
- Talking Points on the Benefits of Flowers & Plants in the Workplace

Some of my fave flower inspired products below- 


Hannah Atmar