The Power of Fragrance

All our senses prompt memories but without doubt the most powerful is scent. It’s widely acknowledged that particular fragrances or scents jog our old grey matter and we’re taken back to a place and time. This according to the Scientists, it is due to a direct correlation between the emotional part of our brain and sense of smell. So whether it’s the smell of sea air or the combination of cinnamon and orange that triggers your memory bank, it can be a very pleasant diversion to your daily life. As a result, a lovely scented candle is a great way of providing our own little emotional pick me up.

Aside from memory inducing powers, scent can also offer some pretty significant benefits for our body and mind. We’re probably all familiar with Lavender being recognised as great to calm and relax us however what about some of the others outlined in the table below:

Cinnamon

Benefit

Boosts brain power, recognised to improve cognitive functions such as attention span and working memory.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Winter

Citrus - Lemon/Orange, Grapefruit/Mandarin/Tangerine/Neroli

Benefit

Energising, boosts energy and alertness levels.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Lemongrass & Ginger
Pomelo
Basil & Neroli Blossom
Pear & Freesia
Lime Basil & Mandarin
Amber & Lavender
Summer
Rock Rose & Oak

Vanilla

Benefit

Promotes relaxation and calmness. Improving overall mood and happiness levels.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Amber & Lavender
Pink Pepper & Bergamot
Rose Velvet & Oud
Rock Rose & Oak

Peppermint

Benefit

Improves cognitive stamina, motivation and overall performance.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Pink Pepper & Bergamot

Jasmine

Benefit

Eases depression and uplifts overall mood.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Basil & Neroli Blossom
Winter
Summer
Rose Velvet

Sage

Benefit

Soothes nervous system and lightens mood.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Sea Salt & Wood Sage

Cedarwood

Benefit

Calming effect on nervous system, aids confidence levels.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Sea Salt & Wood Sage
Basil & Neroli Blossom
Pink Pepper & Bergamot
Summer
Rose Velvet

Lavender

Benefit

Relaxes and calms the body and mind, aids sleep.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Amber & Lavender
Nutmeg & Ginger
Pink Pepper & Bergamot
Eucalyptus & Rosemary

Cardamon

Benefit

Calming, suppressing anger and frustration.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Pomegranate
Lemongrass & Ginger
Nutmeg & Ginger

Eucalyptus

Benefit

Promotes relaxation and calmness.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Eucalyptus & Rosemary

Rosemary

Benefit

Enhancing memory and concentration.

Willow & White Fragrance Match

Eucalyptus & Rosemary

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