by Karen Bates
(last updated March 12, 2012)
We all have certain ways that we like to relax, and we often use these methods to wind down at the end of a long day. Often we look for ways to calm ourselves down so we can find peace and freedom from distractions. There are many ways to do this, and each person has their own preferences.
Although there are different ways to appeal to our senses, the sense of smell is one of the most important when it comes to our mood. Although you might not think about it as much as sight or touch, what we smell can impact how we feel without us really realizing it. Many of use have favorite fragrances that help us relax or feel a certain way, and these smells can even help lighten the mood.
Sprays, lotions, oils, and other things can allow us to experience our favorite scents. But one of the best ways to maintain a scent in an area is with a fragrance candle. Fragrance candles are available in a huge variety of scents, and you can definitely find a smell that will suit your mood.
When selecting a candle, you should think about the kind of effect you want it to have. For instance, some scents are invigorating and refreshing, such as mint or citrus. Other smells are more relaxing, like lavender or jasmine. Decide how you want the environment to feel when choosing a fragrance candle.
Another consideration when looking for a candle is size. You can find candles in sizes ranging from a small votive to a huge candle with more than one wick. The best approach might be to get a smaller size first so that you can test out the scent. That way, if you like it you can go ahead and get a larger size. Otherwise, you can try something else and see if it works better for you.
If you are feeling crafty, you might consider making your own fragrance candles. You can try this out at home with a few basic supplies and some essential oils or fragrance oils. You can create your own scents and get just the smell you want.
To keep your home smelling great and to help your mood, fragrance candles are a good idea. Try different scents to shake things up and change the overall feel of a room, or even try making your own candles at home.
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