light one up! not like that...
C’mon, kick your feet up. Light a candle. Maybe some incense even. You deserve it.
Our sense of smell has an incredibly large impact on our mental state and our perception of the world. Scents can trigger memories, emotions, and even physical reactions in our body. People have been harnessing these powers for centuries and using scent to their advantage — enter: aromatherapy.
While it may not be a clinical aromatherapy session led by a professional, we can all incorporate a little aromatherapy into our lives using candles or incense.
Certain scents can trigger pathways in our limbic system, or the part of our brain responsible for for connecting our senses with emotion and memory. Based on this principle, aromatherapy may have many benefits on our mental, physical, and spiritual health including:
- reducing stress and anxiety
- improving quality of sleep
- promoting feelings of relaxation
- improving memory and cognitive function
- reducing nausea
- improving headaches
While traditional aromatherapy involves using essential oils, candles and incense can give you the same benefits while simultaneously ✨curating a vibe✨ in your space. Lighting a candle or burning some incense can be a self-care ritual or a form of meditation, not to mention they can be cute as heck, like our vigyl candles hand-poured in Montreal.
What more can I say? It just makes scents! Ba dum chhh…