A Guide to Picking Candle Scents

Candle Scents are a Personal Choice. 

A blend of our intuition, life experiences and personal preferences typically land us on a candle scent that we enjoy. While this is an excellent, proven method, there is another layer that we want to share with you. 

A Guide to Picking Candle Scents

At Canvas Candle Co, we use a blend of phthalate free fragrance and natural essential oils. You can learn more about why and how we use these ingredients in a previous post. For today, we want to explore the vast world that is aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the use of plant and flower extracts (essential oils) in a therapeutic manner. 

When we consider candle buying from a therapeutic perspective, we are looking to buy a candle with benefits beyond smelling good.

A Guide to Picking Candle Scents

How to Choose Scents for Your Needs

Lavender 

  • Stress, insomnia and fatigue
  • Sister Sister Candle

Cedarwood

  • Anxiety, tension and fear
  • Best Coast Candle

Clove

  • Nausea, Stomach cramps and upset digestive system
  • Fireside Candle

Cardamom

  • Tension and stomach upset
  • Slow Sunday Candle

Amber

  • Stress, breathing disorders and can be used as an aphrodisiac

Vanilla

  • Depression, stress and tension
  • Woodland Candle

Basil

  • Problems with the limbic and/or nervous system
  • Vacay Candle

Aromatherapy has been around for centuries and while it is in no way a proven science or treatment, it has shown some promising results. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, talk to your doctor or medical professional.

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