Discover Aroma and its Wellness Benefits

Veronique Lee

What is aroma? Join us as we unlock the secrets of scent and delve into its impact on memory, well-being, and the very essence of our existence. So, what exactly is aroma? Let's find out. Aroma, stemming from the Ancient Greek word "árōma" denoting spice or herb, encapsulates the lush, often fragrant essence of substances that tantalize our sense of smell. It's a symphony of volatile compounds, or as scientists call them, "terpenes," that engage with our olfactory receptors, setting off a cascade reaction of neural signals. These compounds hail from a variety of sources including plants, fruits, and spices....

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Can Bees Smell?

Veronique Lee

Can Bees Smell? Have you ever wondered if bees have a sense of smell?   In fact, these small creatures possess an intricate and sophisticated sense of smell! Their olfactory prowess is crucial to their survival and success as a species. As vital and tiny pollinators, bees engage in complex communication, foraging, and even in the detection of diseases within their colonies, through their sense of smell.     The Power of Pheromones Bees have specialized odor receptors located in their antennae, called sensilla, that help them detect and interpret chemical signals. This chemical signaling is essential for them to communicate....

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A Love Letter to Lavender: The Science Behind Why Lavender is so Soothing

The CandaScent Labs Team

A Love Letter to Lavender:  The Science Behind Why Lavender is so Soothing   Lavender. The mere mention of this flower conjures up images of rolling hills and a sweet floral fragrance that evokes a sense of peace and tranquility. A sea of purple flowers sway in the gentle breeze, and bathed in golden sunlight they stretch across the horizon and invite us to fill our senses with a warm and sweet floral aroma. Breathe in. Breathe out. The scent of lavender is a tonic, soothing salve that eases the stresses of the everyday. Lavender is a beloved and iconic...

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Olfactory Wellness - 5 Lifestyle Tips to Take Care of Your Sense of Smell and Why It Matters

Veronique Lee

    What is olfactory wellness?   Olfactory wellness is learning about how your olfactory system works, and how nurturing and being aware of your sense of smell can contribute to a healthier body and mind. Our olfactory system serves as the only direct link between our environment and the central nervous system, so the aromas you surround yourself with matter.  Not only does our sense of smell help us identify things, but it also serves as a conduit to memories, emotions and places – it  is holistic and all-encompassing, involving your physical, mental and spiritual well being.  To learn...

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The Art of Forest Bathing

The CandaScent Labs Team

   “We need the tonic of the wilderness... We can never have enough of nature.” - Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods. When you have been busy at work all week, it can be difficult to slow down.  You may have been rushing around so much you no longer know how to sit still. The stress of a hectic life wears on more than our psyche. As we know, stress has a profound impact on our overall physical health, from decreasing our productivity at work to preventing us from getting a good night’s sleep - stress can...

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5 Candles to Elevate Your Self-Care Rituals

CandaScent Labs Team

5 Candles to Elevate Your Self-Care Rituals Few things exist that feel as good as a walk in the woods.  The trees cast dancing shadows as their limbs sway far above the lush earth under our feet. The aromas of the forest envelop our senses and we take special notice of the buoyant song of the birds, the shifting sunlight on our skin. Our worldly problems ease, and our hearts expand to fill the world around us - we connect with the smallest details, taking special interest in the patterns of a snail shell, or a particularly attractive leaf.  There...

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