On a chilly evening, there is literally nothing better than soaking in a tub with your special someone in an extravagant array of bubbles, flickering candles and a vintage full body red. This valentine's day, create a romantic bath to whisk them off their feet and indulge in an evening of romance, fun and a party for two.
How Does Scent Affect You?
HOW DOES SCENT AFFECT YOU?
Scents, aromas and fragrances affect people in a variety of ways. How many times has your mood been instantly altered because of a pleasing smell? Much of this belief is the science behind aromatherapy, emphasizing certain fragrances eliciting certain physiological responses.
Do you remember the last time you lit a candle that evoked a particular scent to generate a particular feeling or mood? Naturally, the healing properties of cannabis candles are plentiful, offering a healthy alternative to relaxation—winding down and nurturing your body, mind and soul.
A recent study on the effects of scents was conducted through the Oxford-published journal Chemical Senses. Scientists found that smells, in general, can do the following three things:
- shift a person’s thinking and behavior
- alter psychological parameters such as heart rate and body temperature
- evoke emotional memories
Furthermore, they discovered there are five basic emotional categories of scents:
Nice to know science is catching up to what candle makers have known for decades!
Naturally, an individual’s response to a particular fragrance is highly—well, individual. Through cultivating a love for cannabis candles, I have found a variety of scents intended to relax you.
My Oud is a candle many people appreciate that contains plum and agarwood, ideal for a quiet night in after a long day. Citrus Petals contains grapefruit, acai and red currant for a harmonious blend of spice and fruit.
If you’re aiming for a long bubble bath, I highly recommend Calming Lily, centered around ocean waves, Ambre and lily. Our signature candle is called The C. Leaf, known to be a tad spicy and a real ode to cannabis.
Finding the right scent for you is important and may take some trial and error. What relaxes you may repulse someone else and vice versa, so it’s really about trying new scents and taking note of the impact they make on your psyche.
Urban Re-Leaf cannabis candles make excellent gift ideas, especially if you know a friend or loved one who likes a particular scent. What is more personal than catering to their preferences and adding to their home décor?
Nowadays, shopping small and indie has never been easier with the convenience of online commerce. Take note of the fragrances that you and those you care about love and supplement the holidays with hand-poured Urban Re-Leaf cannabis candles! After all, have you ever known anyone to complain about being too relaxed?
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Take a moment for YOU time
Draw a bath, turn on some relaxing tunes, and the kicker- add some bubbles to your bath! It will be the Christmas Bath you've been waiting for. Add some candles all around the tub and on the counter top. We have limited edition holiday scents and gift sets. We have two new scents Nightfall and Cinar, we have blended together quince and cinnamon for a sumptuous holiday smell. For our Nightfall scent is dark and sultry a more sophisticated scent for the holiday season, makes it truly feel like the holidays. This is sure to be a new holiday favorite.