Scents and Senses - How scents affect your mood
Have you ever noticed that certain smells can trigger some form of memory or evoke a particular feeling? For example, a whiff of cookies may bring about childhood memories of baking in your kitchen with your mum. In fact, there is scientific explanation behind why aromas trigger certain sensorial responses. Our olfactory response is directly linked to the emotional center of our brain, which explains why there is a close link between scents and our emotions.
For instance, when a scent is first experienced in the context of a stimulus that generates a form of emotional response, the scent becomes a stimulus for that specific experience and acquires the ability to elicit the conditioned response encountered whenever it is present. This mechanism explains both how scents come to be liked or disliked, as well as how they can elicit emotions and moods.
According to Theresa Molnar, executive director of the Sense of Smell Institute, scents usually have a positive effect on mood, stress reduction, sleep enhancement, self confidence, physical and cognitive performance. Once you are aware of the way specific scents affect yourself personally, you are able to use aromatherapy to enhance your health and well-being. Try lighting a scented soy candle in your room for aromatherapeutic benefits and to help set a relaxing mood for a good wind down after a long day.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Creme Simon has released a limited number of hand poured aromatherapy soy candles with tea gift sets for you to create your own private sanctuary for yourself or to share with your loved ones. Each soy candle is lovingly crafted to complement the profile and set the mood for the perfect enjoyment of our wellness teas.
A Moment of Beauty includes our signature Beauty Tea to promote healthy skin, liver and kidneys as well as our Beauty candle made with pure orange, rose, and geranium essential oils. Rose essential oil is known to stimulate the mind and promote an overall sense of well-being and tranquility. The citrus scent of orange essential oil offers stress-relieving benefits and is popular for its slightly sweet smell. Geranium essential oil is especially popular amongst women also also aid in uplifting mood, lessening fatigue and promoting emotional wellness.
Our Purify candle is made from pure lemon, lemongrass and ginger aromatherapy essential oils. Ginger essential oil is known to trigger feelings of courageousness and self-assurance, which is why it’s known as “the oil of empowerment”. Lemongrass also helps relieve anxiety, insomnia and stress and promote a feeling of relaxation because of its light, earthy scent. A Purifying Moment also comes with a 100% organic blend of our signature Purify Tea to aid your body’s inherent ability to boost metabolism, digestion and cleanse these toxins accumulated from our daily lifestyle.
To achieve Beautiful Skin Moments, try our Skin tea complemented with our specially hand-poured organic soy candle scented with pure lemon, ginger and rosemary aromatherapy oil. Widely known as a mental stimulant, the antidepressant properties of rosemary oil make it ideal for enhanced memory, focus and overall brain performance. The scent of lemon is widely appreciated for its fresh and clean smell while improving concentration and is an overall great mood-lifter.
Have A Relaxing Moment with your loved ones when you light up our Relax organic soy candle scented with pure mint and patchouli aromatherapy oil. Patchouli has mood-lifting properties and helps to relieve anxiety, depression and fatigue. Besides being invigorating, peppermint helps with mental alertness and concentration because it increases activity in the brain area that wakes us up in the morning. Pair it with our Relax tea which has been formulated to help sleep or rest better while recovering from the day’s activities.