Soothing Scents And How To Get The Most Out Of Them

Everyone needs a brief escape from the world. A way to shut everything out and truly allow yourself to be present in the moment. Sometimes, such a person may need a bit of assistance letting go. However, such a tool may be much more accessible than you may think. 

As we’ve reviewed before, there are many different scents that can uplift your general mood. There’s a reason for that. Your emotions are in many ways influenced by a variety of external stimuli. That means that information you gain from your five senses can seriously influence the way you think and feel. In particular, the things you detect through your nose. Your sense of smell is closely linked to the emotional center of the brain -the amygdala. That means that your sense of smell in particular is a powerful tool for recalling certain memories and evoking certain emotions. In other words, exposing yourself to certain scents can be a great way to relax and uplift, especially when you’re in the right environment. With modern technology to thank, you can also easily get almost all of these smells in a variety of different candles/scent dispensers. 

It’s important to remember that while there are some scents that are known to produce a generally calming effect, what’s going to have the most impact on you, personally, are things that you associate with pleasant memories. For instance, if you’re nostalgic for cool autumn afternoons walking around your grandparent’s apple orchard, work off of that. That being said, some common scents that evoke a feeling of warm calm include:

  • Firewood

  • Eucalyptus

  • Vanilla 

  • Espresso 

  • Cinnamon 

In general, if it’s a warm scent that you associate with cozy feelings, there’s a good bet that you’re in for a soothing time.

Some Tips For Relaxation:

Of course, there’s no reason that your relaxation should have to exclusively come from a candle or wax melt. Reading a book, taking a nice warm bath, and simply allowing yourself to become centered with meditation can all maximize your relaxation efforts, and can even help to reduce general anxiety in the long run. To really get the most bang for your buck out of your aromatherapy session, try:

  • Opening up your airways with steam

  • Drinking some herbal tea

  • Lay back with a facial mask

  • Keeping your candle safe and at an appropriate distance away from any loose objects

  • Share your self-care session with a friend

Looking For Some Nice Candles For Your Next Night In?

Krazykandle has you covered with our wide selection of unique, fragrant, handmade candles that you quite literally couldn’t get anywhere else. No matter your needs, our focus is on giving you the best candle possible. We even have a variety of customizable craft pieces where you can choose everything from your preferred color to scent. Whether you’re a candle aficionado or novice, we have just what you want, every time. Want to learn more about what we do and how we make our products? Visit our contact page to learn more. 

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