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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You Are What You Smell
It is often said that fragrances can affect mood. According to various scientific studies, lemon fragrances (like The Margarita scented Scandle) can act as an anti-depressant, orange and wood oils decrease stress and so does lavender (like The Scandle in Calming), which is also associated with happiness.
Studies suggested that certain odors may have medicinal benefits. Wood and fruit odors help patients recover from illness. So, if someone is feeling under the weather, burning a candle like The Scandle Uplifting Blend with grapefruit and peppermint essential oils may help!
In fact, in one experiment in which mice were given a combination of naphthalene and interferon, increasing the presence of natural killer cells in their bloodstream and therefore making their immune system stronger. (BTW, Scandle does not approve on testing done on animals...just FYI!)
So, if you want to change your mood...change your fragrance! What are some of your favorite mood enhancing fragrances?