Aside from lighting a room, scented candles add appeal to your space because it changes the mood of a room depending on the scent of your choice. Some researches even suggest that it can improve the atmosphere that can affect your mood or reduce stress levels. However, the question now is, which scent should you light up in case you want to relax, detox, or uplift your energy?
Let us introduce you to the world of scented candles to walk you through how to properly choose the scents.
If you want to be Happy
The fact is, there’s no aromatherapy treatment that can “cure” depression, but lighting a peppermint, lemon, cinnamon, vanilla, rose, and jasmine can help uplift the your spirit if you are feeling sad. Peppermint, lemon, and jasmine target the endocrine system that aids the brain in releasing tension, nervousness, and negative emotions. Meanwhile, cinnamon, vanilla, and rose relieve depression symptoms by triggering happy thoughts and memories.
If you want to Relax
If you want to decompress after a day’s work, try meditating with a lavender-flavored candle and it will put your mind at ease and help it to relax. Sandalwood is another scent that has calming effect. These two help reduce anxiety and will make you feel positive. Both also help to give you are deeper and restful sleep so that when you wake up in the morning, you will be more energetic.
If you want to feel fresh and clean
Lemon, pine, and mint scents are your go-to scents if you want your room to be always smelling clean and cheerful. Beside this, they are also known to uplift and motivate your spirit. Citrus scents, in particular, uplifts energy levels and helps in revitalizing your energy throughout the day.
If you are feeling sensual
Floral and woodsy scents give a room a romantic feel. Gardenia is known to trigger sexual emotions while patchouli balances your emotions when you’re upset and calm the nerves when you are upset. Eucalyptus, on the other hand, enhances concentration and mental focus. Jasmine is another sensual scent that helps to increase confidence.
If you want to stay alert
Certain scents have the ability to make a person alert and increase memory. Such are peppermint and rosemary. The latter is good to light in your room if you are feeling physically and mentally weak. Rosemary also combats exhaustion and mental fatigue. Lemon scented candles help promote concentration, boost immune system, and increase blood circulation.
So, how’s your mood today?
Scented candles are inexpensive and practical mood changers, especially if you are living in a condo space. Candles are more romantic if put in cozy space and your condo unit is the perfect location to light a candle. Not only does it light up the whole space, but its scenting ability is concentrated in your room so you get to smell all its goodness.
So, what scent are you going to light tonight?