This holiday season give the one you love the gift of fragrant relaxation. These gifts remain the most popular Christmas gifts for her mind and body. Whether your wife, your mom, a friend, or your girlfriend, you can help her get a better night’s sleep off to dreamland and just an overall sense of wellbeing with a gift of candles and essential oils. What are some of the most relaxing candle scents?
The Calm of Lavender
Your loved one might juggle family, work, and pleasure like a pro, but at the end of the day she can find herself agitated and stressed from the daily grind. Scented candles in lavender have been proven to relax the mind and calm the body. Light a candle in the shower for a luxurious bath in lavender bath oils. For moms of young children, the lavender can calm anxiety and provide a sense of calm and peace in an otherwise chaotic home.
Vanilla is So Sweet
Another popular fragrance for women is vanilla. Its relaxing sweetness brings a smile to everyone, with remembrances of cookies baking and the sweet comforts of home. A vanilla candle lit in the living room will fill the space with relaxation and calm. Additionally, this scent has been proven to lower stress significantly. Vanilla is often associated with pleasant memories in the brain and can release “feel good” hormones. These hormones can bring about a physiological reaction that includes lowering of blood pressure, a palpable reduction in stress, and an overall stress-free sense of well-being.
Spritz a little bit of jasmine essential oils or light a candle in the bedroom for additional relaxation and pleasant dreaming. This sleep-enhancing smell lingers throughout your slumber. Enjoy a restful night of sleep. Besides jasmine candles, you can look into other ways to bring this pleasant aroma into the home like potpourri, room sprays, or incense.
Pumpkin Spice and Sugar Cookies
Favorites during the holiday season, a pumpkin spice or sugar cookie candle immediately conjures up pleasant memories of home and baking. In fact, any smell that reminds you of home and good times with family will enhance your mood. The woman in your life will love the pleasant feelings that relax her and set her mind at ease.
Besides having a very distinct aroma, a peppermint candle can bring some healing properties to your home. Known as a home remedy for headaches and nausea, peppermint can bring some much-needed relief. Find a peppermint candle or candy-cane scented one and light it in a busy part of the home. Although peppermint is known to “wake up” more than set you up for restful slumber, if your wife or friend suffers from intense headaches or nausea, the smell can help bring some calm into her life through mild relief from the pain and discomfort.
Enjoy these wonderful scents. Buy your loved one a relaxing candle, essential oils, or incense this holiday season. She will appreciate the calm and peace that results.