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How Does Smell Affect Your Mood?

Turn that frown upside down with a flick of the lighter

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. 

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PEPPERMINT

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. 

Aesop Peppermint Oil
Aesop

Isabelle Oil Burner Blend

$39.00
Diptyque Peppermint Candle
Diptyque

Menthe Verte Candle

$89.00
Jurlique peppermint oil
Jurlique

Peppermint Pure Essential Oil

$35.00
ECO peppermint oil
Eco

Peppermint Pure Essential Oil

$18.00
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ROSEMARY

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.

Apothecary Rosemary candle
Apothecary

Rosemary Candle

$10.00
Aromatherapy Co Rosemary Candle
THE AROMATHERAPY CO.

ROSEMARY candle

$34.95
Aveda Rosemary Candle
Aveda

rosemary mint soy candle

$53.00
Jurlique Rosemary Oil
Jurlique

Rosemary Pure Essential Oil

$45.00
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LAVENDER

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.

natio essential oil
NATIO

Pure Essential Oil - sleep

$19.95
Enroute Voluspa Lavender
VOLUSPA

FRENCH CADE & LAVENDER Candle

$49.95
ECO Lavender Essential Oil
ECO

Lavender Pure Essential Oil

$18.00
Panier Des Sens Lavender Candle
PANIER DES SENS

LAVENDER CANDLE

$32.95
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CITRUS

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
Palm Beach Collection

Bergamot & Lime Diffuser

$32.95
Peppermint Grove
Peppermint Grove

LEMONGRASS & LIME Diffuser

$29.95
Jurlique
Jurlique

Grapefruit Pure Essential Oil

$35.00
Diptyque
Diptyque

Oranger Hourglass Diffuser

$263.00
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VANILLA

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.

circa home vanilla candle
Circa Home

Vanilla Bean Candle

$32.95
diptyque vanilla candle
Diptyque

Vanille Candle

$89.00
ecoya vanilla diffuser
Ecoya

Vanilla Bean Diffuser

$49.95
sohum vanilla candle
Sohum

Vanilla Candle

$34.95
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CINNAMON

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.

byredo chai candle
Byredo

Chai Candle

$110.00
doterra cinnamon oil
Doterra

Cinnamon Oil

$32.00
eco cinnamon oil
ECO.

Cinnamon Pure Essential Oil

$20.00
max benjamin cinnamon diffuser
Max Benjamin

Cloves & Cinnamon Diffuser

$59.95
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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.

lumira persian rose candle
Lumira

Persian Rose Candle

$70.00
MOR rose candle
Mor

Rose Patchouli Candle

$44.95
Moss St Rose Candle
Moss St

Peony Rose Candle

$32.95
Sohum rose candle
Sohum

Patchouli Musc

$34.95

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