Renew thyself daily, with candles! - A candle reviewWritten by Jennifer Hall
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One of my favorite quotes is a quote of a quote in Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, a writing he found on bathtub of King Tchingthang, which Thoreau describes, " ‘Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.’ I can understand that. Morning brings back heroic ages.” I agree, to wake up early, enjoy dawn, and have a productive morning is some of my finest time. And there are little things that bring beauty and productivity into fruition, little things that I don’t take lightly - like encompassing power os something as simple as a candle.
Having perfect scent can completely vitalize my day, and studies have proven this. It is now known that certain scents physiologically help create moods, citrus scents rejuvenate and create energy, lavender scents are calming, and so forth. And then there’s primordial magic of flickering flame, and poetry in certain scent combinations. So what do I renew myself with? Thai Market.
The Thai Market candle from Illuminations completely invigorates my morning, probably due to citrus element: lemongrass. The
Creating a mood with scentsWritten by Jennifer Hall
Have you ever noticed how warm scent of a candle wafting through air can be uplifting, energizing, or make you cozy? Or maybe there's a certain body spray, soap, or perfume that just keeps you going through day. Did you wonder why maybe that Key Lime candle smeeled yummy but also energized you or even motivated you to clean? Or why that Apple Pie scent really helped you appreciate fall? Wonder no longer, study after study has shown that scents do affect your mood! Take a look below of some scents that can really enhance your moods:
1. Citrus Scent - Energy Need a pick-me-up? Grab a cup of java and light a citrus candle, citrus scents enhance energy and boost mood; so look for candles with lemon, lime, grapefruit, verbena, or orange scents.
2. Lavender Scent - Relaxation When it's time to wind down try burning a lavender candle. In studies, lavender has been found to correlate with slower heart rate, lower blood pressure, and lower arterial pressure. It has also been found to decrease muscle tension. Other scents that have been found to have relaxing effects are bergamot and sandalwood.
3. Citris, Minty, and Pine Scents - Uplifting, Clean If you want to create a cheerful, clean environment in your home, choose candles scented with citrus, mint, or pine. Often these scents can be not only uplifting and motivating, but just give that "clean" feel. When you or your guests walk in, these scents will be a fresh breeze to welcome anyone.
4. Lavender, Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Jasmine, Gardenia, Sandalwood, and Rose Scents - Romantic Studies indicate that lavender, vanilla, and pumpkin pie scents are most desire enhancing. Many also believe there's romance in air if you're burning scents such as floral and woody scents, they give that wistful, romantic feel to a room.