Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil treatment, is a holistic practice that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. The practice works through the sense of smell and skin absorption, as the essential oils from these plant extracts enter the body to enhance both mind and spirit.
Candles are one of the most common forms of aromatherapy, and depending on the mix of aromas, they can be an amazing accessory for different functions. At WFH Candles, we have designed our debut candle to be a productivity powerhouse, with a selection of aromas that collectively are optimized to stimulate brain activity.
Our 10oz debut candle is composed of all natural soy and coconut wax, with a 100% cotton wick. Here's how the scents break down:
- Top: Spanish Rosemary, Citron, Orange
- Mid: Mint Leaf, Peppermint, Tea Tree
- Base: Geranium, Sheer Musk, Eucalyptus
So what are these scents and what makes them so special? Let’s unpack each one from top to base and explain why they are such powerful fragrances when it comes to productivity.
Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary contains a number of phytochemicals, including rosmarinic acid, camphor, caffeic acid, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, carnosic acid, and carnosol. Rosemary essential oil contains 10–20% camphor. When diffused and used for aromatherapy, Spanish Rosemary Essential Oil reduces mental fatigue and encourages mental clarity, sharpened thinking, and enhanced memory.
Citron & Orange
If you have ever peeled an orange, you are likely familiar with the freshness associated with citrus fruits (but don’t try eating a citron, they are inedible!). Citron Oils are some of the most unprocessed essential oils. The oil is very sweet, and refreshing, and it has a general uplifting character that livens the mood and lifts spirits. Citron is also fiercely antibacterial and has been used for centuries to treat a variety of common bacterial ailments.
Mint Leaf & Peppermint
Mints are aromatic, almost exclusively perennial herbs. And if you brush your teeth regularly, you are likely familiar with the two of the most common mint plants, spearmint and peppermint. When diffused, Peppermint Essential Oil can boost energy, clear the respiratory tract, stimulate circulation, alleviate feelings of nervous tension and stress, and soothe feelings of irritability. And a report out of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine suggested Spearmint extracts can improve memory and learning.
Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil distilled from the leaves of the native Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia. The oil possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties, and is a powerful boost to for your immune system, ensuring your body is staying healthy.
Geranium essential oil is derived by steam distillation of the leaves of Pelargonium graveolens, a plant species native to South Africa. The main chemical constituents of Geranium Essential Oil are: Linalool, Geranyl formate, Citronellol, and Geraniol. Used in aromatherapy applications, Geranium Essential Oil reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, sadness, fatigue, and tension, enhances concentration, improves cognitive function, and balances the emotions as well as the hormones.
Eucalyptus oil comes from the Eucalyptus tree, native to Australia. It has a powerful scent and is easily recognizable. As an essential oil, Eucalyptus is an effective agent against respiratory diseases. It also has the ability to enhance concentration. In addition it is used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, diuretic and stimulant. It also has cooling properties, which gives it deodorizing characteristics; therefore, it helps fight migraines and fevers. This cooling capability also helps with muscle aches and pains.
Together, these essential oils come together to form an amazing fragrance. WFH Candles have a great throw, but are not overpowering.
If you are interested in trying out our debut candle for yourself, you can find it here!