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Understanding Your Scentuality, a field guide



Scent is an intention.

One that tells the world who we are and reminds us how we want to feel.

Scent has the ability to transport us back in time and set us down in a memory.

Smell is the most sensitive of senses. Smells can evoke strong emotional reactions. ... Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, which is thought to be the seat of emotion.

Aromatherapy, defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit - goes back about 5,000 years to the ancient Egyptians who used essential oils in baths, massages, and the embalming process. Today studies show that certain aromatherapy scents can trigger strong reactions not only emotionally but within the body - relieve stress, enhance mental clarity, help us gain energy, create sensual mood, help you fall asleep at night, and even help you with pain management.

By understanding the different aromatherapy properties connected to various scents, you can choose scented candles that will set your intention on fire…or at least give it some life.

Below you’ll find a collection of candles that are made with intention, to create an atmosphere of breathing, watching, lighting and living.

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red flower

Pure flower fragrance fills a room with the intense scent of just-picked flowers - nature's bloom is literally transported indoors.

Icelandic Moonflower – What can I say…we’re partial to this one, this being our signature scent. I couldn’t leave it out! It wraps you up in a soft dream-like cocoon.

Blend: river flower and moonflower fragrance oils and whole essential oils of rose absolute, sandalwood, clove bud, palmarosa, lavender and armoise.

Aromatherapy: The scent can induce euphoria as well as treat headaches, asthma and insomnia

French Lavender – Although a lavender candle can be found just about anywhere…this French Lavender is magic unlike any other. Known to assist even the most challenging sleeper find a peaceful night’s rest.

Blend: lavender, peperina, orange peel and rosemary.

Aromatherapy: A potent calming effect, and is effective at relaxing the nerves.

Wanderlust – “Not all who wander are lost.” In fact, it is in wandering the streets of a city, a wooded path or your own backyard in the winter that many people find themselves, meeting old memories and making new ones. There is a reward in simply finding bits and pieces of yourself that can make you better.

Blend: hinoki cypress wood, gurjum balsam resin, vetivert grass, red cedarwood atlas, mandarin rind, and cistus rockrose oil.

Aromatherapy: A scent with a grounding, meditative effect and the unique composition of tree bark, grass, rinds, and resin addresses mental or emotional fatigue and promotes perseverance and boosts immunity.

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Waxing Kara

These candles are handmade, locally in small batches and will brighten your spirit as they brighten your home. Warm and rich these scents come from blends of natural fragrance and essential oils.

Grounded – Grounded soy candle makes for a wonderful wake-up call. You’ll feel like you are sitting in your favorite coffee house with a dear old friend in the comfort of home. Enjoy it while sipping on your own cup o’ joe.

Blend: coffee essential oil, whole coffee beans

Aromatherapy: I think we all know the aromatic benefits of this one: uplifting, comforting, a feeling of home, cozy. #butfirstcoffee (amiright?!)

Chesterhaven – This spa candle was inspired by Waxing Kara’s farm, with the scent of wildflowers, berries, fruit and bergamot. This candle was specifically made to not only be enjoyed aromatically, but is also made of nourishing ingredients to nurture the skin. Simply, light the candle, melt a pool of wax, and massage onto dry skin. Completely body safe and designed to burn at body temperature.

Blend: floral blend of essential oils, wildflowers, berries, fruits and bergamot

Aromatherapy: Reminiscent of the shore at springtime, fresh air, uplifting, stimulating, playful

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Caldrea

Every house has a fragrance. Indelible and visceral, it imprints every time we walk in. It says hello, welcome. You're here. You're home.


Daphne Feather Moss – The seductive, top notes of floral and citrus are accentuated by a layer of fresh leaves and moss. Hints of musk and amber perfect the natural symphony, as if blended by a unseasonably warm rain.

Blend: eucalyptus, geranium, ylang ylang

Aromatherapy: Lush, warm and balancing. Immediately allows easy breathing (eucalyptus is proven to dilate blood vessels and allow more oxygen into lungs), reduces blood pressure, promotes peace and relieves stress.

Ginger Pomelo – A day stretched out into a wide grin, warmed by the sun. Glowing citrus is emboldened by ginger, basil and sweet peony. Brighten a counter, a mood or a Wintery Monday!

Blend: pomelo(citrus), spearmint, ginger, clove

Aromatherapy: This scent’s sweet, refreshing aroma is cleansing and uplifting, making it ideal to evoke a sense of focus and positive mood[L1] [L2] .

Find these and other mood enhancing candles in THE pearl boutique


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