Fight stress with scented candles

Updated: Nov 10, 2020


Our health is continuously put under pressure by stress caused by many factors, such as work, family, friends and money to mention some. Relaxation is a process that relieves stress from your mind and body.





Use of scented candles to relieve stress

Relaxation is a process that needs practice and time! I found that sitting next to a window drinking tea and lighting a scented candle helped me find my inner peace. I call it my daily relaxation routine! I stole the idea from a massage centre. Whether you go to a Spa for a massage only or a pampering day, the first sense it triggers is the smell.

Spas owners have long understood the importance of the brain/scent connection, and use that knowledge to help their customers feel more pampered and relaxed.



Use of scented candles to relieve stress

Who would like to live in a world without scent? Scents have the power to alter mood and restore memories. Research shows that the sense of smell affects our mental and physical health positively. Scented candles play, also, an important role in improving your health to relieve symptoms of bronchitis, high blood pressure, tension and insomnia to mention some of them.

Here is a list of scents that can help you relax and improve your mood:

  1. Lavender soothes instantly both mind and body. It also relieves migraines and other forms of headaches.

  2. Sage lifts mood.

  3. Cinnamon makes you feel refreshed.

  4. Orange reduces stress and lemon improves mood. Citrus scents like lemon or orange can instantly clear the fog from your mind and ease the tension that's built up over the day.

  5. Apple controls anxiety.

  6. Rosemary combats headaches and mental fatigue, as well as physical exhaustion.

  7. Peppermint wakes up your mind and enhances focus. It is a mood elevator.

  8. Sandalwood relaxes and calms body and mind.

  9. Vanilla increases happiness levels.

  10. Jasmine is believed to have a calming effect on the nervous system. It can help relieve muscle tension.

  11. Thyme is an immune booster with many health benefits including, the relief from hypertension.