Boost Your Mood with Scent

We all have our moments that we don’t feel our best. There are many activities you can do to boost your mood such as going for a walk, doing some yoga or working in the garden. We can also look for help in aromas and fragrances the way ancient civilizations did many years ago. Aromas and fragrances were used in various rituals, ceremonies and procedures to cure diseases and uplift the spirits. This is known as aromatherapy: the use of essential oils for therapeutic benefit. With many studies, it has been proven that certain scents can benefit the wellbeing of our mind, body and spirit in different ways.

Improve Mood and Wellbeing

It is normal (and sometimes unavoidable) for our mood and wellbeing to decline because life comes with opportunity for stress. Find some time to relax, light a candle and maybe read a book. Candles with lavender, jasmine, rose and bergamot are great because of their calming effects on the body and mind. Our candle “London” has a beautiful and soothing scent of rose and musky leather, perfect to light up after a long day. 

Citrus scents are also great for relaxation, specifically helping to ease anxiety, stress, depression and even nausea. Our Mykonos Candle is a mix of fresh ocean air, citrus and musk, making it another great candle to light up if you’re not feeling your best.

Musk and wood fragrances are commonly used in all sorts of products because they smell very inviting, but they are also great and balancing the mind and emotions. Wood fragrances does amazing things to the body and mind. It is known to reduce blood pressure, nervous activity, lowers pulse rate, and lowers the level of cortisol in the body.

This is why it is very relaxing to be out in nature and surrounded by trees. It’s relaxing because you step away from everyday life and you get to relax and explore, but the smell the trees give off are also adding to the amazing experience. Our Taiga Candle transports you to a campfire deep in the forest and creates a comforting atmosphere. 

Memory Association

Scents can improve our mood and bring many benefits, and they can also take you back to memories that are tied to certain scents. Have you ever walked by a bakery and instantly get reminded of your mom’s or grandma’s legendary cinnamon rolls? That is because smell is strongly connected with our memories, and we are more likely to remember something because of that. This alone is a great way to boost your mood.

When you are feeling down, you can light up a candle to transport yourself to a happy memory such as opening gifts on Christmas, baking a cake with your mom or playing on your grandparent’s farm as a child. We also love to use CBD products for wellbeing and recommend the CBD oils from Olio Lusso.

At New Flame, we understand how important candles can be for everyday life. That is why we use the finest ingredients to create our luxury scented candles. You’ll enjoy 50 hours of burn time, as well as 50 hours of peace and calm.