|‘Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.’
From time immemorial, humans have tapped the power of flowers. Perfumes are made from flowers, oils are extracted from them and in whichever form, they have a positive effect on the human psyche. Flowers are a delight to behold and its fragrance has a lingering, therapeutic quality. Recent Scientific studies have shown that flowers have more effect on humans than previously believed. It is the simplest way to improve emotional health. So, it is not without reason that you find joy and peace with flowers around you and a perfumed candle wafting delicate scents, through the air.
Many studies have shown that a pleasing, natural aroma can have a positive psychological effect on the body. A blend of essential oils and scents in proper proportions has many health benefits, as can be seen from aromatherapy. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner. Psychological research has shown that flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room. They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere. People demonstrate extraordinary delight and gratitude, on receiving flowers as gifts. Flowers also negate feelings of depression anxiety and agitation. Flowers are known to make intimate connections, as well. Anything other than the red rose, cannot bring out the romantic emotions hidden with in!
Although humans have known the power of flowers for ages, perfumed candles are a recent addition. Soft scents of perfumed candles wafting through the air can be both, uplifting and energizing. Candles are perfumed by adding perfumed oils like jasmine, lavender, sandalwood etc or dried and crushed scented flowers to melted wax. Citrus scents enhance energy and boost mood, lavender and sandalwood relax the body by reducing heart rate, lowering blood pressure, arterial pressure and muscle tension; mint or pine fragrances make the atmosphere cheerful and bright; Jasmine, Gardenia, Sandalwood, and Rose Scents create the perfect background for romantic set ups. To create a cozy winter environment, choose cinnamon, apple and pine scented candles.
Flowers and perfumed candles have a romantic and luxurious feel associated with them. Perfumed candles, together with their colored flames and scents can brighten up any day. The best memories are often created by candlelight as the subtle, evocative fragrance released from them creates the right ambiance. Flickering candlelight in a sensual glow, make for a perfect romantic evening, the scents, moods and memories of which linger on long after the flames blow out. And it was probably the beauty of flowers that inspired John Keats when he said, ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’!
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