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Using Scent to Set Intentions

  According to neuroscientist Tara Swart, MD, our sense of smell is the most emotive—meaning it stirs up memories—because the olfactory nerve goes directly from the nose to the part of the brain that connects memory and emotion in the limbic system. “The limbic system is the intuitive, emotional system of the brain, so use your intuition to guide you to the candle that feels right for you today or depending on what you are doing regarding work, winding down or needing energy or to de-stress,” she explains. “The beauty of neuroplasticity is that we can create new aroma-mood combinations by anchoring a particular candle to a particular activity.” This is the idea behind our collections designed to provide emotional wellness...

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Introduction to the Therapeutic Benefits of Essential oils

To most people, a smell isn't just a fragrance, it's a memory. When you get a whiff of fresh bread, you may think of baking at home. When a warm breeze blows the smell of Jasmin, you're instantly brought back to a certain summer holiday. These nostalgic ties aren't just a coincidence, there's science behind why we have these strong links. Our olfactory response is directly linked to the emotional center of our brain, causing a flood of warm feelings with a simple sniff. Unlike touch or taste, scents are directly correlated with past experiences. It's no wonder the smell of rain or the smell of pine trees makes us so reminiscent. But aside from their memory-inducing powers, certain scents can...

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