Filed under Mindfulness
Written by Vira Anekboonyapirom
Remember the last time you came back from a long holiday and upon first stepping into your home, you breathe a deep breath in and think, ah home. Our olfactory responses are directly linked to the emotional centre of our brain so it’s unsurprising that different smells can affect our mood or trigger old memories.
I’ve come to realise how much my sense of smell really affects my mood whether that be to help me knock down my daily to-do list or to help relax and calm my mind at the end of a very long day (with a little help from vino, of course.)
If you’re feeling sluggish one moment, or anxious the next, try lighting a candle or burn some incense sticks for exactly the mood you’re after.
Ever made the decision to drink a cup of peppermint tea to curb off your third snack of the afternoon? The scent of peppermint not only helps to curb your hunger but is proven to increase alertness and make you feel energized.
Isabelle Oil Burner Blend
Menthe Verte Candle
Peppermint Pure Essential Oil
Peppermint Pure Essential Oil
Who doesn’t love a hearty serving of roast potatoes and rosemary drizzled with olive oil? The thought alone makes my stomach grumble. You could make a roast every time you want to improve your memory, or you could light a rosemary-scented candle instead. Studies have shown the aromas of rosemary help to reduce cortisol levels, and significantly improve the overall quality of your memory. Go on, try not to get hungry.
THE AROMATHERAPY CO.
rosemary mint soy candle
Rosemary Pure Essential Oil
Do you find it hard to relax and fall asleep at night? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just roll around the lavender fields of Nice when you’re feeling down? Lavender has beneficial effects for those suffering from insomnia and depression and the aromas are proven to reduce anxiety. So tonight, light a lavender-scented candle and let us know if it helps, even just a little bit.
Pure Essential Oil - sleep
FRENCH CADE & LAVENDER Candle
Lavender Pure Essential Oil
PANIER DES SENS
Need to have a proactive day today? Have a long to-do list you need to get through? Citrus aromas such as lemon, orange and bergamot, are proven to increase your heart rate helping you feel more energised while enhancing mental and physical task performance.
Palm Beach Collection
Bergamot & Lime Diffuser
LEMONGRASS & LIME Diffuser
Grapefruit Pure Essential Oil
Oranger Hourglass Diffuser
Vanilla is often used to describe something that is lacklustre or boring but boring isn’t so bad when the aromas of vanilla help to leave you calmer with elevated feelings of joy and relaxation.
Vanilla Bean Candle
Vanilla Bean Diffuser
Having problems with concentration or staying motivated? Now you have no excuse to miss deadlines as it’s been found, cinnamon aromas have benefits including sharpening your mind and attention span. It’s aromas also enhance motivation, performance and alertness. So if your feeling de-motivated or a little tired, cinnamon is your go-to.
Cinnamon Pure Essential Oil
Cloves & Cinnamon Diffuser
ROSE / PATCHOULI
The thought of anything rose related reminds me of the infamous rose-patterned armchair that grandma’s including Mrs Doubtfire donned in their living room. Do you notice that the thought of being around your grandma makes you instantly calmer? A study has shown that the fragrance of rose, similarly saw participants adrenaline drop by 40%. I’d consider lighting a rose candle after watching a horror movie if that’s the case.
Persian Rose Candle
Rose Patchouli Candle
Peony Rose Candle
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