Did you know that scents can alter mood by directly impacting the neurons in your brain? Yes, different scents trigger different parts of the brain, evoking emotions. So wax melts can do pretty much the same with their strong scents that spread around the room rather quicker than candles.
That said, different fragrances have a different impact. Knowing beforehand which scents are great for setting the kind of mood and ambience you desire will allow you to do it just right. From fruity smells to the good old flowers, you can play with scents to create something of your own as well.
How Can Scents Affect Mood?
Scented candles and wax melts aren’t something new. They have been used for centuries. The same is the case with essential oils, plants, and herbs with aromatics that have long been used to relieve stress and improve health in a medical or religious setting.
There’s even a name for this, aromatherapy, which has become increasingly popular in recent times.
But how do fragrances actually impact your brain and mood?
According to Chryssa Chalkia, a UKCP therapist, scented candles are scientifically proven to calm our nerves. This is why even therapists use scents during their therapy sessions to help their clients calm down and feel safe.
The way scents directly impact our brain, and by extension, our mood, is by targeting the limbic system of the brain. This system represents the parts of the brain where emotions and memories exist and also where mood-regulating hormones like dopamine and serotonin are produced.
As wax melts are similar to candles, they have the same impact. In fact, they may change your mood faster with their quick and strong release of scents.
Wax Melts By Mood
By now, you’re probably convinced that wax melts can help you uplift your mood, calm your senses, and change the energy of the room. And let’s be honest, we all need that from time to time.
Let’s talk about different scents you could go for creating a certain mood or ambience in the room:
When you think about creating a romantic atmosphere, your brain would most likely think of candles and melts to create lovely scents. And that’s absolutely right!
Whether it’s your anniversary or a romantic getaway from the city, filling the hotel room with sensual fragrances can set the mood just right. These scents can amplify passion while also giving a relaxing feel.
Some of the most well-known fragrances for creating a romantic ambience include lavender, rose, cinnamon, peppermint, jasmine, and ylang-ylang.
You can mix and match fragrances but try not to go too overboard, as you don’t want your partner to be too distracted by the smells either. Also, enhance the setting with dim lights and lots of flowers.
Since wax melts mix different fragrances in one, they make things even easier. If you want to set the mood more romantic, try our Strawberry & Lilly, Rose Wonderland, and J Adora Wax Melts.
So you’ve had a hectic day at work? Maybe you’re stressed out about the unravelling situation of the world right now? Or perhaps you suffer from general anxiety, and your nerves are getting the best of you?
Well, lighting some tealights and putting some wax melts in your wax melter is exactly what you need to calm yourself down, relax, and say bye to your stress and worries, at least temporarily.
Many aromas in wax melts are inherently calming. These come from essential oils that have long been proven to help reduce physical or mental fatigues, stress, anxiety, and even that sudden wave of sadness that hits some of us sometimes for no reason.
But what scents actually work for such situations and create a relaxing atmosphere? Well, some floral and herbal fragrances work like magic. Lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, cinnamon, vanilla, sage, cedarwood and sea breeze can help calm your nerves instantly.
Try out Stress Relief Wax Melts, crafted with a mix of stress-relieving scents like sandalwood, cedarwood, basil, spearmint, and lavender.
Energizing and Revitalizing Fragrances
Do you know how sometimes you just don’t feel like getting out of bed or doing anything? Well, that’s fine sometimes, but other times you really have to get up and work because there are deadlines to be met chores to be done, and places to be.
You can give yourself that kick you need by melting some energizing and revitalizing wax melts that awakens your senses and boost your mood. Believe it or not, scents can have that impact and inspire you to be more productive.
If you’re generally aiming to be more productive for the day, it may help to melt some fragrant wax right after waking up and taking that first sip of tea or coffee.
Citrusy scents are the best for creating an invigorating atmosphere, so go for candles and wax melts with lemon, grapefruit, orange, or mandarin in their scents. Other fruity smells can also help, especially when balanced with earthy smells.
Try out our Citrus Bliss & Frankincense or Refreshed Wax Melts!
Sometimes you just want to take your senses for a ride, even if you’re just chilling at home. It’s amazing how every place on Earth has its own distinct aromas. So you can revisit the Serengeti or Paris by just using the right scents!
These fragrances are perfect when you’re hosting parties and dinners for family or friends. Not only will these keep the mood positive, but they will also serve as an ice breaker.
Check out our Food & Beverage Wax Melts that are exotic in their own way!
Whether you’re feeling low or need some push to get going, melting some wax melts may just be what you need. However, using the right scents can help even more by imparting their best effects. Oh, and if you’ve had a quarrel with your partner, these can definitely help set the mood light and bury the hatchet.
I’m not making that up; it’s all backed by science!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Yes, you can mix different fragrance oils in a wax warmer to create unique scent combinations. However, ensure that you're using oils compatible with each other and that you're not overpowering the room with too many scents.
Yes, essential oils can be used in wax warmers, but it's essential to dilute them with carrier oils before use. This prevents any potential risks associated with direct exposure to high heat.
It's generally recommended not to leave a wax warmer unattended, just like any other heat-emitting appliance. Safety should always be a priority.
Change the wax in your warmer when you notice the scent has faded or the wax is no longer emitting a fragrance. This typically occurs after several hours of use.
While you can use fragrance oils from candles in wax warmers, it's advisable to use oils specifically formulated for wax warmers. These oils are designed to release fragrance effectively without any fire risk.
Yes, wax warmers are generally safe to use around pets. However, consider the sensitivity of certain animals to strong scents, and ensure the warmer is placed in an area where pets can't accidentally knock it over.
Wax crumbles are basically crumbles of hardened scented wax
Exploring Serathena's Range
Serathena offers an expansive selection of wax melts and much much more!. Whether you're seeking the comfort of classic scents or the intrigue of contemporary artwork, their range has something for everyone. Explore categories like:
- Simply the Best Wax Melts: Curated for discerning fragrance enthusiasts, this collection boasts the finest and most beloved long lasting scents.
Art by Cindy: Infused with artistic creativity, this collection introduces an artistic dimension to Serathena with Personalised artwork.
Handmade Wooden Home Accessories: Enhance your home decor with elegant and handmade accessories that complement your home.
Personalised Lithophane: Elevate gifting with a personalised touch, combining fragrance and sentiment in a unique way.