How Aromatherapy Alters Your Mood

August 07, 2015

As mentioned on our candles page, the olfactory sense is the sense most closely related to your memory. That means you are far more likely to remember how something smelled than the way it looked, sounded, or even tasted; it also means that smelling something familiar can trigger your brain into remember specific moments. This is why Candle Moments was created; we smelled cake, we remembered our wedding, it made us happy all over again.

But triggering memory is just one power of the olfactory sense; depending on the smells you are inhaling, it can create moods and emotions. For example, Lavender is well-known to create a sense of calm and enhance a relaxed state; Sandalwood has the same effect. We created the Weekend Getaway candle to enhance this exact mood.  At the same time, Jasmine is known to create a sense of alertness, much like coffee. We have the She Said Yes candle which combines the calming effect of Lavender with the alertness of Jasmine.

But you don’t have to take it from us, we found an excellent article from Dr. Arthur O. Tucker entitled “Research Reveals the Healing Powers of Aromatherapy.” In his article, he goes into depth about brain waves and brain activity with reactions to different scents. Read the article, check out the different scents, and then head back over to Candle Moments to buy a candle that perfectly fits the moment or mood you want.

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How Aromatherapy Alters Your Mood



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