NEED A MOOD BOOST?
Reset with a candle
Many of us use scented candles as atmospheric ‘wallpaper’ as we zip round the house, but they can provide so much more. ‘Aromatherapy candles can help perk you up or wind you down,’ says Lara Morgan, CEO of Scentered. Try her simple ritual, it’s bang on the money! Pick a fragrance combo to improve your mood. Lara has a whole menu to inspire us…
Clary sage and rosemary to improve mental clarity.
Orange and grapefruit to improve positivity.
Lavender, ylang ylang and palmarosa to help you to relax.
Cedarwood and sandalwood to help you feel grounded and confident.
‘Once the candle has been burning for 15 mins, stop everything and sit quietly,’ suggests Lara.
Repeat a positive mantra to stop mental chatter, such as, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again’.
Concentrate on breathing. Take a short inhale, hold for twice as long and release with a slow exhale. Repeat 10 times. THE RESULT? ‘You will be in a much better place, Christmas or no Christmas,’ says Lara. Try it and you’ll see. Find aromatherapy candles at scentered.me.