Can scents make you more productive?

I am often asked about how scenting can make people more focused or even calmer.
 
Before starting Tripps of Somerset I previously worked as a National Account Manager for a very large organisation that sold scenting to businesses. The company was able to provide research studies which showed that people stay longer in scented areas. This also meant that people spent more in those areas.
 
Large companies invest time and effort with their scenting and believe me, they wouldn't if it did not have a return of investment.
 
The BBC recently published an article Can the right smell make you more productive? which discusses how scenting sales have gone up due to home working.
I personally love working from home with a scented candle. I wrote another article about this for my other business. 5 ways to work from home effectively.

Scenting can change an atmosphere

If you think about red roses, the smell is linked to romance due to it's delicate rose scent.
 
We associate scents with memories or even new scents can trigger a feeling in the brain.
 
For instance, have you ever smelt a new car? The scent of a new car is not one I would like to bottle but I love it as when I get into a new car the smell triggers a feeling of success which leads to a happy feeling.
 
A lady recently laughed at myself when I was at an event. I picked up one of her new books, I bought the book to my nose and soaked up the new book smell. It's quite unique and I love it. She laughed as she said she also does this.
 
In the day time I prefer to use citrus scents which keeps me focused but just by lighting a candle in the room, the aroma fills the room and it feels different. After a day of working in front of the laptop for instance, you can curl up on the sofa, light a candle and suddenly your in the home zone.
 
Can scents make you more productive? Handmade candles

The science behind scents and how they affect our mood

The science behind scents and how they affect our mood The sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses we have. It's directly linked to the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls emotions and memories. This is why certain scents can evoke specific emotions or memories. For example, the scent of lavender is known to promote relaxation and reduce stress, while the scent of citrus can help to boost energy and improve mood.
 
When we burn a candle, the scent is released into the air, and we inhale it. This triggers a response in the brain, which can have a positive effect on our mood and overall well-being. This is why using handmade candles with natural scents can be an effective way to enhance our mood and reduce stress.
 
You might find the post "What is called when a smell brings back a memory" interesting.

Different types of handmade candles

Benefits of using handmade candles over commercial candles. Commercial candles are often made with paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. In fact most petroleum candles end up in landfill an take over 500 years to decompose.
 
Many think that petroleum made candles leave more black soot than other candles, this is partially due to the blending process where fragrances are not properly blended.
 
Each candle we make is made from a blend of rapeseed and coconut wax which is water soluble and biodegradable, making them a more sustainable option.
 
Finally, handmade candles are often made in small batches by artisans who take great care in crafting each candle. This means that each candle is unique and of the highest quality, ensuring a longer burn time and a more enjoyable experience.

How to choose the perfect scent for your mood

How to choose the perfect scent for your mood Choosing the right scent for your mood is essential when it comes to using handmade candles. If you're feeling stressed or anxious, scents like our peppermint scented candle, which can help to promote relaxation and calm.