6 Scented Candles to Boost Your Mood and Productivity

Sophie Miura

There’s more to fragrance than scent: It’s a gateway to memories, experiences, and emotions. Our sensory system is connected to the emotional centre of the brain, meaning if you wore your favourite perfume on a first date, a spritz might conjure up romantic feelings even after the event has passed. This scent-memory link can also be used to boost your alertness and productivity. If you associate your morning cup of tea with reading the news or the smell of coffee with working hard on deadline, a scented candle can trigger those memories and have a similar effect. To prove they're more than just décor, we found six science-backed relaxing candle scents that can boost your mood, soothe nerves, improve attention, and more. Light ’em up. 

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