Smell is one of the most powerful senses we have as human beings. Our sense of smell can provoke heart-warming memories and improve our emotional well-being.This is because of the way the brain is wired. The olfactory nerve, which logs smells, is closely connected to the areas in the brain that processes memories and emotions. This is why certain smells can trigger specific memories or emotions in us. But what scented candle tins should you be buying for certain moods?

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Here's our guide to popular candle scents and how they help boost your mood.

SEASALT

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Sea salt scented candles can provide you with a relaxing atmosphere by teleporting you to the beach from the comfort of your own home. The subtle scent can help you re-live nostalgic memories of the coast and can dramatically improve your mood by allowing you time to unwind.  This nostalgic element can make a perfect gift to yourself or friends who are coast lovers.

 

LEMON

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The Citronella candle can create a calming atmosphere that can help you relax if you are feeling anxious, ill or annoyed. This citrus scent can help reduce any stress or tension you may be experiencing. The lemon scent has also been shown to help improve concentration which makes it a perfect candle to put in your home office.

 

LAVENDER

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Lavender has long been known for its soothing properties. The smell of lavender can help calm high emotional stress and nerves by relieving any nervous tension. Lavender is renowned for helping troubled sleepers drift off to sleep but other benefits of lavender include treating headaches and migraines.

 

GRAPEFRUIT AND LIME

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This citrus-scented candle can help promote energised emotions. These fruits are known to help increase energy and alertness. Citrus smells can naturally increase the levels of serotonin, the happy hormone, you produce. This candle is great if you need an emotional pick-me-up.

If you’re looking for great ways to boost your mood, why not try scented candles today?

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