SCENT TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD

Scent is one of the most powerful senses, and has the power to change your emotional state. Filling your home with calming and uplifting scents, such as neroli, lemon and geranium, can have a huge effect on your wellbeing. As some of you may know, I've been struggling to cope since my dad passed away, and I've found that little things like trying to keep the house tidy, or lighting my favourite candle can help me get through each day. Freshly washed bedding, a hot, fragrant bath; these are just some of the things we take for granted but they can have an impact on how you go about your day to day life. 
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So how do you want to feel today? I believe that the key to happiness is a positive state of mind, and in order to achieve this you need to create a positive environment. Surrounding yourself with the right scents can help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and grief, and improve your physical and mental health. Here are my top three products to help you do just that:
NEOM Organics Happiness Candle.* This beautiful three wick candle is one of NEOM's 'Treatment Candles' which work to change your mood as they scent the air around you. The 'Happiness' candle made up of white neroli, mimosa and lemon and mixed with fresh grass notes. The smell is so fresh and reminds me of spring evenings; it's hard not to feel positive with this candle around. The candles are all made with pure, natural vegetable wax and natural fragrance, and each one contains 30-40ml of pure essential oils. This means that the scent is very powerful, and can be detected even when the candle is not burning. 
Dr Salts Relax Therapy Bath Salts with Rose. These 100% natural Dead Sea Salts contain pure essential oils, including rose, geranium and frankincense to relax your mind and body. They have a strong scent; to me it evokes the feeling of being in a spa, and so helps put me in a good place mentally. I like to add two handfuls to a hot bath, this really helps ease my stiff back and neck from too much laptop time. The scent lingers throughout a hot bath and after on your skin and in the bathroom, aiding the spa-like feel, and easing stress. 
Caudalie Divine Oil. This multi purpose oil can be used to nourish dry skin and hair, add a bit of luxury to a bath or applied as a massage oil. Made with grape, hibiscus, sesame and argan oils, it works to hydrate the body and absorbs quickly. I love this travel size version as I can use it when I'm away to relax myself. I can't quite put my finger on the scent, it's sweet and woody at the same time, and very uplifting. Now, if only they made a Caudalie candle.

12 comments:

  1. I have heard so many good things about NEOM candles but have never actually had one, I think I will pop over and treat myself as I LOVE scented candles x

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    1. They smell fantastic, and I love how well made they are x

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  2. I love scented candles, they make such a fantastic atmosphere be it for a dinner party or a home pamper session. The NEOM Organics Happiness Candle sounds like a great one for Spring!

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    1. This NEOM candle is the perfect scent for Spring. I completely agree that a candle can set just the right atmosphere for an event x

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  3. I love scented candles, but I have so many at the moment. I need to start actually using them.

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    1. I always have a few different ones on the go, depending on what mood I want to set around my house x

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  4. I love a good candle, They look classic! I can imagine they smell just as good as they look.

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    1. I love the packaging too, it definitely smells as good as it looks x

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  5. So sorry to hear about your Dad.

    I agree that certain scents can calm you and bring back happy memories - I love Neroli and those (usually pale blue) candles that smell like freshly washed sheets mmmm - reminds me of home
    Great post!

    http://www.pursuitofsparkle.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Emily. I love fresh linen candles, they make the house smell so clean and calm x

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  6. Nisha, I am so sorry about your Dad. I can't even begin to image in how you must be feeling, lots of love and thoughts from me.

    You are so right though about little things like nice smells and clean linen making each day that little bit better. A positive environment with really help to achieve a positive mindset. Whenever I clean my room I always find that I feel a little better and as though I can achieve more! And you know what, I probably do get more done when there is less clutter.

    This NEOM candle looks amazing! I love candles so much, especially when they have pretty names like happiness. I wish I enjoyed having baths because there are so many gorgeous bath salts and bubble baths around, but I just hate getting wrinkly fingers! I always like the thought of a bath but once I'm there, I don't enjoy it at all! I give up trying now hehe.

    Lots of love

    Sarah xxx || www.whatsasssays.com

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    1. Having a positive environment around you makes such a difference.. you probably do get a lot more done! I can't wait to throw open the windows and give my house a big old spring clean after exams.

      I love scented candles too, and they're even better when they look as good like this one! Awh that's a shame that you never enjoy baths but you probably save a lot of time and money, and there are some great smelling shower gels out there to pamper yourself with.

      Thank you for commenting lovely <3 x

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