We never tire of talking about the endless ways in which aromatherapy scents affect (and improve) your general health – as our regular readers will know! In part one of a two-part series, we’re looking at some of our favourite spring scents, and the ways in which they help keep you happy and healthy. We’ve even got a few suggestions for some of our own luxury scented candles that use the ingredients in their makeup, just in case you want a little nudge in the right direction.
We’re starting off with one of the sweetest fragrances in aromatherapy. Jasmine is light as a breeze and effortlessly intoxicating, and its calming abilities have been widely known for decades; jasmine’s scent is able to lull our brains into lowering our heart rate and blood pressure, making it a wonderful counterbalance to any rising stress levels. Two of our most enduringly popular candles use jasmine as a prominent ingredient, including that most heavily of candles: Angel!
This uplifting scent is especially suited to warmer climes – making it a great accompaniment to summer! Lots of people associate it with the nicest food, including ice creams, cakes and chocolates. (Maybe that’s part of what contributes to its reputation as one of the most popular scents in aromatherapy.) It’s famous for its relaxing, comforting effect, but some people also associate it with happiness, energy and joy – we guess it depends on your perspective! Whatever the case, there’s no denying vanilla’s allure.
Also known as citrus bergamia, bergamot is native to Italy; some of its admirers have dubbed it “the scent of an Italian spring morning”, which makes it sound exotic! Lots of people on this side of the sea know it as a perfect addition to Earl Grey and Lady Grey tea (and at Melt we can’t fault them – it is indeed blooming amazing). In aromatherapy, bergamot has quickly earned itself a reputation as an effective scent in treating depression, with its refreshing citrus fragrance. Like other citrus scents, it’s also known for its energising properties, making these next few candles a great way to kick off the day.
The mandarin (or ‘tangerine’ as it’s known across the pond) is a small, orange-like fruit originally grown in south-eastern Asia. The common orange, by the way, is a mandarin hybrid; mandarins themselves are generally considered to be smaller and sweeter. And when it comes to their scent – oh boy, can you tell! The mandarin scent is derived from their outer peels, and has a gentle, delicate quality tinged with a fresh, fruity sweetness that science says reduces stress and improves our mood. Well, it would, wouldn’t it? We certainly think so, which is why it’s such a major ingredient in these luxury scented candles.
Of course, these are just a few suggestions – we’ll be back with more in another blog very soon! In the meantime you can browse our range for yourself, or give one of our team a call on 01200 443377. We’re here to help!