After a long, difficult day, what's better than retreating into your own scented secret garden? When strategically set around the patio, plants with aromatherapeutic properties create a natural haven of serenity, both in their lovely greenery and with the tranquilizing fragrances they emit.
To ensure we were selecting the best scented plants for building a strictly stress-free outdoor space, we consulted with Jenn Segale, a skincare guru who draws upon her background as an organic farmer and botanist to concoct all-natural products for her Garden Apothecary line. According to Segale, an aromatherapy garden is one that "grows medicinal plants designed to calm the mind, restore the body, and inspire relaxation and tranquility." Best of all, it is delightfully simple to create. The following is Segale's advice on the best plants to select when building an aesthetically pleasing and therapeutically scented patio garden.