Clary sage is a calming part of it, and bergamot and other citrus essences send the front part of your brain to the attention state. Finally, it is all given a booster rocket with a bit of rose geranium and thyme and the merest smear of myrtle. It's peppy and soothing all at the same time. It works just as well as a perfume or a scent locket. Give it a try. You will be glad you did.