How Candle Scents Affects Your Mood

How Candle Scents Affects Your Mood

Candles make a great addition to any home, and they're pretty inexpensive. But do you know what kind of candles make the best additions? The ones that have scents that are scientifically proven to affect your mood. A recent study found that different candle scents can have different effects on your mood depending on the type of scent you choose, with some scents offering a relaxing effect and others potentially making you feel more energized or excited. Here are some of the best for certain moods:


  • Lavender is a calming scent, so it can help you feel relaxed.

  • If you want to sleep well, lavender is also a good scent to use before bedtime.

  • Some people find that lavender helps them relax and focus while they're working or studying.

  • The smell of lavender has been shown to improve moods in people with depression or anxiety disorders, who often struggle with negative thoughts and emotions that prevent them from functioning normally in everyday life.


Vanilla scent is one of the most popular scents in candles, and for good reason. The vanilla odor can help you sleep better, relieve stress and even stay focused.

  • Vanilla helps you sleep: People tend to associate vanilla with warm smells that are home-like. This association makes it easier for you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer because the smell reminds your brain that it's safe and comfortable where you're sleeping. It might also help calm anxiety as well as depression if they're present during times when you'd rather not be asleep (such as work or school).

  • Vanilla can help reduce stress: Your body releases endorphins when exposed to certain scents such as vanilla which can help alleviate feelings of sadness or anger during stressful situations such as exams or job interviews. These chemicals make us feel happier by reducing our perception of pain so even something like breaking a nail won't bother us as much!

  • Vanilla improves focus: One study found that vanilla aromas increased participants' ability to perform tasks requiring concentration like playing video games or doing math problems; another found similar results in children with ADHD symptoms who were given scented stickers instead of placebos.* These findings may seem counterintuitive at first glance but considering how effective lavender is at helping people relax then maybe it shouldn't surprise anyone either!


Cinnamon is a spicy, sweet and warm scent. It is great for a cozy night in with a book or an evening out with your significant other. Cinnamon can help with depression and anxiety as well as boost your mood by increasing dopamine levels in the brain. This helps you feel more relaxed and less stressed overall, making it perfect for those who suffer from insomnia or are prone to racing thoughts at night.


Rosemary is a herb that smells like pine and mint. It has been used since ancient times to promote memory, boost brain function and improve cognitive ability. Rosemary helps with depression and anxiety by stimulating the brain’s production of serotonin, which improves mood while reducing anxiety. The same properties that make rosemary good for your brain also make it good for digestion; it can be used as an ingredient in soups to help break down proteins into amino acids that are easier to digest. For hair care, try using rosemary as part of a DIY shampoo recipe or adding some drops of essential oil to your shampoo before washing your hair (or just buy some shampoo made with rosemary). You can also use rosemary oil on its own as an antifungal treatment for dandruff or eczema patches on the scalp—just massage 2-3 drops into the affected area once daily until symptoms disappear!



Lemon scented candles are great for boosting energy and motivation. Lemons have long been associated with good health, so it makes sense that they can be used to help wake up tired bodies. Lemon scented candles are also great for cleaning; lemon oil is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer, so these candles can get rid of any bad smells in your home without the use of harsh chemicals.

Finally, lemon scented candles can help you sleep better by reducing stress levels that keep you awake at night. The smell of lemons has been linked to relaxation since ancient times: it's believed that Cleopatra herself used this scent to help her fall asleep!


Jasmine is a flower that some people love and others are allergic to. It's also an extremely popular scent for candles, which makes sense. Jasmine has been proven to make you feel relaxed, and it smells amazing.

Burning jasmine in your home is a great way to relax and unwind after a long day of work or school. It's even better if you're going to be doing something relaxing, like reading a book or taking a bath! You can burn jasmine in any room of your house—even the bathroom (if you want).

Candles can effect your mood, so choose wisely when you light them up.

  • Candles can effect your mood, so choose wisely when you light them up.

  • Choose a candle that smells soothing.

  • Choose a candle that smells invigorating.

  • Choose a candle that smells relaxing.

So, now that you’re armed with this knowledge, what are you waiting for? Go out and buy yourself some 912 Candle Co candles! You might have to test a few different scents before you find the ones that work for you, but as long as you know what your mood is and how to change it, I think it will be easy. The end goal is always feeling great—and who doesn’t love a good candle?

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