Psychological Effects of Scented Candles

Psychological Effects of Scented Candles

Scented candles create pleasing psychological effects from the ambient aroma of fragrances. This is often referred to as “aroma-chology”.

The aroma from a lighted scented candle is released through the evaporation of the fragrance from the hot wax pool and from the solid candle itself.

Here there are some effects of soy candles scented with different types of essential oils:

  • Basil
    Brasil will promote alertness, concentration and will create a positive attitude. Basil scent will stimulate your nervous system, relieves migraines and help digestion.
  • Eucalyptus
    Eucalyptus will relieve chest problems including asthma, coughs, sinusitis, pneumonia and bronchitis. Eucalyptus is an important remedy for the treatment of rheumatism and arthritis. The eucalyptus scent will also repel insects.
  • Jasmine
    Jasmine is the most uplifting of all essential oils. Jasmine scent is a very relaxing and anti depressant and is very useful for calming tension. Jasmine stimulates your alertness, builds energy and helps to activate the immune system.
  • Lavender
    Lavender scent will help to relieve headaches, insomnia and can be used when you have problems with anxiety, depression and motion sickness.
  • Lemon
    Lemon is well known for its stimulating effect. The Japanese employers use lemon scent to improve the productivity of their workers. Next time you have to concentrate or study burn a lemon scented soy candle! Lemon scent also helps to repel insects.
  • Orange blossom
    Orange blossom will help against insomnia, depression and anxiety.
  • Rosemary
    Rosemary is effective in arthritis, bronchitis and colds. Rosemary scent has a placid effect on the nervous system and brings clarity of thought.
  • Vanilla
    Vanilla scent is appreciated by most people. Vanilla scented candles are the perfect background for entertaining or any time you want a mellow, relaxing atmosphere.

The sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses, and the influence of fragrance on human behavior and response is well known. Because of this the popularity of scented candles continues to grow.

Scented candles are great for any room in the house, but unscented candles are best for dining. Scented candles can conflict with the aroma and enjoyment of your food.


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