In today’s world there seems be a stressful situation sitting at every corner – from stresses about work, children, relationships and even just day-to-day life, it can be hard to escape the vicious cycle.
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At Melt, we’ve worked out that stress is really not worth it. Not only does it play havoc with our brains and bodies, it also prevents us from focusing on the positives in life and having fun – which is really what life is all about.
You could put this down to our newfound optimism, or perhaps the support of fantastic friends and colleagues; but while these both have a role to play, we’re pretty sure our Melty scents have made things a whole lot better too.
Certain scents and essential oils have the power to relieve stress and can help to soothe your mind, body and soul.
Often used in aromatherapy, we’ve infused these fabulous stress-busting scents into our scented candles too.
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If you’re wondering how a scent has the power to soothe the mind, it’s because it can trigger positive thoughts and feelings in the brain.
As we breathe in these super scents, our brain is promoted to think positive thoughts and stimulated to create a sense of calm.
Top 5 scents to beat stress
Lavender – Perhaps the most popular stress-busting scent, lavender is well known for its soothing and calming properties.
It helps to create feelings of contentment and has also shown other mild sedative effects. It’s a great choice for anyone looking for a remedy to help them fall asleep or to feel more calm throughout the day.
Melty match: Try White Scented Candle
Chamomile – Recommended by herbalists to ease the impact of stress, chamomile is one of our favourite scents. You’ll not only find us sipping on huge mugs of it throughout the day, we’re also burning it in the office too. No wonder we’re so chilled out!
Melty match: Try Still Scented Candle
Jasmine – We’ve always known jasmine was calming, but in tests carried out by a German University the sweet smell of jasmine was revealed to be as calming as valium! A great option for anxiety, depression, fatigue and PMT, it’s certainly a scent you should have in your home for all those busy, tiring days.
Melty match: Try Angel Scented Candle
Patchouli – This hippy, forest-like scent reminds us of the days when we used to burn incense in our room. That may why it helps relieve some of our stress – transporting us to those easy, carefree days. Hippie years aside, patchouli oil is well known for helping individuals beat stress. Regular use of the oil will also keep you calm and peaceful.
Melty match: Try Hush Scented Candle
Amber – Full of healing properties, amber helps to keep you calm and centred, transmuting negative energy to positive. It allows the body to rebalance and heal itself, removing pockets of stress along the way.
Melty match: Try Nocturne Scented Candle