Can Candles / Wax Melts help with anxiety?

Posted by Tom Holman on

It has long been known that different scents relieve stress and leave you with a sense of calm and a relaxed state.

After all a trip to the spa, the first thing you smell when you walk in is the smell of a strong scented candle that gives the relaxed feeling and a safe haven

 

But of course, there are different types of stress and anxiety and each affects us in different ways. 

Here are some scents that can be used in practice to support us when struggling with anxiety or stress:

  • Lavender - relaxes instantly both mind and body.
  • Clary sage - lifts mood.
  • Cinnamon - makes you feel refreshed.
  • Orange - reduces stress.
  • Lemon - improves mood.
  • Apple - controls anxiety. 
  • Peppermint - wakes up your mind and enhances focus. 
  • Sandalwood - relaxes and calms body and mind.
  • Vanilla - increases happiness levels, uplifts your mood, and stimulates feelings of relaxation and joy.
Have you thought that by understanding the different scents and how they make us feel you can help control your stress or anxiety by lighting that candle dependent on your mood?

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