In your candle making supplies, you may have a variety of different scents to choose from, and each scent can affect your mood. Here is what you should know about various candle scents and how they can alter your mood and the mood of those around you.
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Scented Candles and Your Mood
Candles can be scented with various fragrances created from essential oils, different types of scented waxes, and others.
After inhaling certain scents, signals are sent to your brain’s limbic system, which is in charge of memory and emotion. Each scent can evoke different emotions in the brain and change your mood.
Here are some scents that can help you cope with certain emotions:
When you or a loved one are feeling a sense of grief, consider lighting a candle with the following scents: chamomile, jasmine, neroli, marjoram, bergamot, and rose. Consider combining two of these scents to create a grief-specific scented candle.
Grief and sadness can come together, and the scents that can ease these feelings are similar. Jasmine and rose can help ease grief and sadness, and you can use benzoin and rosewood as sadness-specific scents. Consider a chamomile and rosewood scented candle to help ease both sadness and grief.
Anxiety can affect your mood from time to time, but some scents may be able to help ease it. Neroli, chamomile, lavender, orange, sandalwood, sweet marjoram, patchouli, and frankincense can all help ease anxiety.
Certain aspects of anxiety, like feeling unconfident, can be helped with scents like rose. Consider using vetiver to feel more grounded when you are anxious or geranium to feel more balanced. A combination of orange and geranium can help ease your anxiety and help make you feel more confident.
Mental and emotional fatigue can make daily tasks more difficult. Consider these candle scents to help you gain more energy throughout your day: peppermint, rosemary, ylang-ylang, juniper, clove, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, eucalyptus, basil, clary, thyme, and citriodora. You can also combine scents like orange and thyme when you feel anxious and tired.
Consider combining eucalyptus and jasmine for times when you feel sad and fatigued. Physical fatigue can be combated by burning candles with scents like lavender, lemon, ginger, basil, and rosemary.
Scents like patchouli, thyme, sandalwood, ginger, cedarwood, and fennel can help ease the sense of fear. Fear and anxiety may feel similar at times. Consider a lavender and cedarwood-scented candle to help ease these feelings.
Feeling disappointed can come at many different times in our lives, and some scents can help ease the disappointment. When you feel disappointed, consider lighting a candle with cypress, orange, rose, frankincense, or bergamot.
Disappointment can come hand-in-hand with sadness. To combat both of these feelings at once, try a combination of benzoin and bergamot.
Impatience can be a frustrating feeling to experience, and scents like clary, lavender, chamomile, and frankincense may be able to help ease impatient feelings.
When fear, anxiety, and impatience coincide, at the same time, consider a combination of ginger, rose, and chamomile to help relax these feelings.
The feeling of being stressed can be a daily occurrence, and there are certain scents that you can use to combat stress. Citrus, sage, melissa, petitgrain, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, rosemary, bergamot, vetiver, and rose are some of these scents.
With stress can come tension, which is why there are some of the same scents that can help relax both feelings. These scents are chamomile, rose, ylang-ylang, neroli, marjoram, and citrus scents like lemon. Use cypress, jasmine, orange, rosewood, and sandalwood to help ease tension only.
Your mood can be altered by these scents after inhalation.
Consider combining multiple scents to help create calming, energizing, or revitalizing candles. Any of these scents can be a great addition to your candle making supplies.
Scents for Your Candle Making Supplies
You can create your own scented candle by combining different fragrances or essential oils. Suppliers who offer essential oils may also offer pre-mixed essential oil blends for you to choose from.
Essential oil blends can be used to create homemade candles and can be great options to add to your candle making supplies. Contact a supplier today to find scented candle supplies that fit your mood.