Whenever I’m stressed, anxious, or need to relax, I light a candle. Besides the lovely ambiance and warm glow, scented candles have been scientifically proven to lift our moods, calm our bodies, and relax our minds. In fact, certain scents have different effects on our well-being, according to a 2009 aromatherapy study conducted by Kathi Keville and Mindy Green. Although my goal is always to craft a fragrance that is true to the book or character, if I can include at least one of these supportive fragrances to it's a huge plus!
Check out this list and see some of the Book Scents candles that have the matching fragrance:
- Lavender instantly relaxes both the body and the mind. Two of my favorites are Black Jack and Cloud Nine Love Potion.
- Clary Sage has been known to lift moods. One of my candles with sage is Echoes from Scotland.
- Cinnamon causes us to feel refreshed. Celtic Moonlight and Yevgena both have cinnamon in them.
- Orange reduces stress. My favorite candles with orange in them include Naughty Celt and Orange You Cute Love Potion.
- Lemon improves our mood. Although I have many citrus-scented candles for sale, Casey and Loyal Kindness specifically have the fragrance .
- Apple helps control anxiety. Both Apple of my Eye Love Potion and Clever Ambition have apple as core scents.
- Peppermint wakes up your mind and enhances focus. I do have one peppermint scent that is a holiday candle called Whoville.
- Sandalwood relaxes and calms the body and mind. Sandalwood is one of my favorite ingredients to add to my candles because of its calming scent. A number of my candles for sale include sandalwood as an ingredient, including Casey, Echoes from Scotland, Jamie K., Mine, Naughty Celt, Rehvenge, Shadows, and Spies Lies and Dragonflies.
- Vanilla increases happiness levels, uplifts your mood, and stimulates feelings of relaxation as well as joy. I currently sell two candles with vanilla as ingredients in them. These candles are Butter Brew and Sweet on You Love Potion.
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