Mood Boosting fragrances to introduce into your home this Summer
There is more to fragrance than just it’s scent! Candles can be a gateway to fond memories, experiences & can have a profound effect on how we feel.
Our sensory system is connected to the emotional centre of the brain. So the smell of florals might remind you of a perfume your Mum used to wear, or cinnamon can bring back warm Christmas memories surrounded by family.
The scent-memory link can also be used to boost your mood and alertness such as how you might associate the smell of freshly roasted coffee in the morning with the feeling of energy to start your day.
Home fragrances are far more than just décor and we are going going to prove this with 5 of our top mood boosting fragrances to introduce into your home for Summer time.
Citrus scents can be incredibly invigorating, perfect for helping you feel more alert and energised. There is strong link between the scent of citrus fruit and work efficiency. When choosing scents for your home office or living space, adding a citrus fragrance can be a game changer. The scent of lemon can reduce anxiety and stress by raising levels of norepinephrine, a brain chemical linked to decision-making and increased motivation.
Why not try lighting a citrus-scented candle next time you sit down at your desk to begin a days work and enjoy the mood-enhancing and energizing power of bergamot, grapefruit, orange or lemon.
Our favourite products bursting with Citrusy fragrances are:
Yankee Candles Homemade Herb Lemonade, Ashleigh & Burwood Sweet Mimosa & Bergamot & the beautiful Elevation Kumquat & Orange.
If you can't have a candle lighting - there are plenty of other ways to enjoy citrus fragrances throughout the day such as Reed Diffusers, Fragrance Spheres or Electric Plug Ins.
Jasmine is a beautiful aromatic scent with a delicate, sweet smell. In some cultures, jasmine is used as a natural sedative, It is known to help alleviate stress and anxiety, helping the body to unwind. Jasmine can stimulate our feel-good hormones, such as serotonin so anyone using jasmine can expect a boost of energy and uplifted mood. An ideal scent to introduce after a long busy day whether it's been at work or if you've been out enjoying days with family and friends.
Our top Jasmine fragrance picks Yankee Candles Midnight Jasmine, A Calm & Quiet Place & Boles d'Olor Mikado Reed Diffuser - White Jasmine
Did you know that Vanilla is known as the happy scent? You know that feeling on hot summers day and the sweet smell of 99's from the ice cream truck call your name - that is the feeling of Vanilla. Pure comfort, sweetness, warmth and happiness. And this feeling can easily be achieved in your home with the addition of candles!
Enjoy the sweet scents of Yankee Candle Vanilla, WoodWick Candle Vanilla Bean or Boles d'Olor Vanilla Flower Fragrance Oil.
Ylang-ylang is a popular, tropical floral scent used in perfumes that is sometimes associated with uplifting your mood. Ylang Ylang is often associated with feminine energy, with a sensual smell that is beautifully sweet and exotic. It has calming and soothing properties that can help your body unwind after a long day. For an ultimate bath experience, pair a Bath Bomb and one of our top Ylang Ylang fragranced candles below!
Solar Ylang Large Woodwick Wax Melt, Sunny Daydream Large Yankee Candle & Bath Blaster - The Last Unicorn
I'm sure everyone knows the benefits of lavender at this point as it is so widely utilised in home fragrance methods but for good reason. The scent of lavender can decrease your heart rate and help recharge your mind during a lunch break on a car journey or while you work!
We love the following Lavender infused fragrances!
Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender Melt Cup for use with Scenterpiece, Yankee Candle Hand Sanitiser - Lemon Lavender & WoodWick Candles Lavender Spa.