As we all know, there is a difference between a house and a home. There are certain qualities that just make a home enjoyable and help us to relax, like the furniture, perhaps the layout, but perhaps one of the most overlooked elements is the smell.
A Sensitive Sense
Coming home to rooms full of pleasant smells can have a tremendous effect on our well being, but why is that?
The sense of smell is a very curious one. Scents of jasmine and lavender given off by luxury scented candles, for example, can conjure up particular images in our mind, evoking a certain essence of relaxation and ease. This is all to do with how our sense of smell works with the rest of our brain. The sense of smell is closely linked to where the brain stores and processes memories, so by taking a scent we associate with relaxation our memory draws on similar feelings, providing an overall sense of satisfaction.
In a similar fashion, burning aromatherapy candles can make you feel better after a long day. By burning the natural vegetable wax and pure essential oils of a scented candle, a room can be swathed in not only pleasant but healthy smells.
With plenty of aromatic candles available, there is bound to be a scent out there to suit and situation.