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Here's Why You Should Consider Aromatherapy at Home

Studies suggest that aromatherapy—aka essential oil therapy—offers both physical and emotional health benefits.

Sep 23, 2019

Scent is one of our most powerful human senses. Not only can certain smells evoke a range of feelings and memories, research shows that specific scents also have the ability to influence our physical health—by reducing stress, boosting mood, and promoting better sleep.

No surprise then that aromatherapy—aka essential oil therapy—is all the rage with both wellness and health experts alike. The centuries-old practice employs plant-based essential oils to naturally treat both physical and emotional ailments, such as stress, fatigue and high blood pressure.

For example, the smell of lavender is clinically proven to slow down the nervous system, so a simple sniff of it can instantly reduce stress and irritability. While a strong whiff of peppermint is said to have the power to relieve tension headaches and indigestion, and improve your quality of sleep. 

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That’s why aromatherapy enthusiasts say utilizing essential oils at home, whether through room sprays, diffusers, or candles, can make a big difference in how you feel every day. Ready to create a more aromatherapy-friendly atmosphere at home? Read ahead to hear what healing benefits each of our signature scented soy candles has to offer.

Wake

Featuring  fresh and salty ocean-inspired notes such as sea kelp and driftwood, the invigorating Wake candle will quickly boost your mood and keep your mind clear and focused—thanks to all of the earthy-scented seaweed oil.

Magic Hour

Mixed with scents of pink pepper, rose hips, and sandalwood, Magic Hour evokes the smell of a sunlit rose garden. Simultaneously sweet and citrusy, the notes of rose essential oil will slowly relax your muscles, relieve tension, and reduce inflammation.

Dusk

Engineered with notes of sandalwood, cedar, vetiver, musk, and amber, Dusk is designed to smell like a cozy cabin in the woods. Rich and savory, the dominant scent of sandalwood is believed to promote alertness and improve concentration.

Nightcap

Packed with  notes of blood orange, bourbon, rye, barley, and tree ripened moro,  Nightcap is designed to smell like a strong but delicious late-night cocktail. And because it’s fragranced with natural blood orange essential oil, it can also uplift your mood and combat depressed feelings.

AM to PM Set

Looking to have all of your aromatherapy needs met from sun up to sun down? The AM to PM candle set comes with four mini (3.5 ounce) votive soy candles in each signature scent—Wake, Magic Hour, Dust, and Nightcap—so you’re covered around the clock.

Beloved by health bloggers and wellness experts, aromatherapy (aka essential oil therapy) offers an array of physical and emotional health benefits. Create a more aromatherapy-friendly space at home by releasing some plant-based essential oils into the air.

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Written by Caroline Biggs

Caroline is a writer living in New York City. She contributes regularly to publications including The New York Times, AD, and Apartment Therapy. When she’s not covering the latest in art, interiors, and design, she’s usually playing music, watering (and talking to) her plants, or hanging with her rescue bunnies, Daisy and Daffodil. You can find more of her work at carolinecameronb.com.

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