Our Aromatic Edge

1. With natural scents we avoid the use of synthetic fragrances that emit compounds such as Alkane (found also in car exhausts) which can lead to lung issues.

2. Our natural vegan cocosoy wax also deters issues found in traditional wax which contains paraffin and phthalates which potentially disrupt your hormone balance.

3. Aromatherapy is a traditional method that uses natural plant extracts, like essential oils, to improve our physical and emotional health. We use these oils in our candles as a simple and comforting way to enjoy their benefits.

Let's explore how this ancient practice works scientifically.

Science Behind Araya

Direct Mood Enhancement Through Aromatherapy

Particularly involving the use of essential oils in candles, is a fascinating area of research where the olfactory system's interaction with the brain plays a crucial role. Lets take a deep dive together:

Olfactory System and Limbic Connection:

  • Biological Basis: The olfactory system, which is responsible for our sense of smell, has a direct link to the limbic system in the brain. This area is crucial for processing emotions and memory.

  • Key Research: A study published in the "Journal of the Neurological Sciences" showed that olfactory stimuli could lead to immediate activation of the limbic system, highlighting how quickly scent as a medium can impact us psychologically.

Neurological Perspective: This research aligns with growing evidence in neuroscience that our sense of smell is deeply entwined with our emotional life. The olfactory-limbic connection is a fundamental aspect of how we experience and respond to the world around us, particularly in the context of emotionally charged or memory-laden scents.

  • Neuroscience of Scent

    Research in "Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience" suggests that scents can modulate psychophysiological activities, demonstrating how the olfactory pathway can affect emotions.

  • Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials, such as those documented in "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine", have shown that essential oils can significantly impact mood and emotional states.

  • Lavender and Relaxation

    Research conducted at the University of Miami found that inhalation of lavender oil increased beta waves in the brain, suggesting heightened relaxation. It also reduced anxiety and improved mood in subjects.

  • Citrus and Upliftment - Peppermint and Focus

    A Japanese study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression. The University of Cincinnati discovered that inhaling peppermint oil increased mental accuracy by 28%.


What are the therapeutic benefits of essential oils in aromatherapy?

Essential oils have various therapeutic benefits in aromatherapy, including relaxation, stress relief, improved mood, and relief from physical ailments.

How do essential oils work in aromatherapy?

Essential oils work by stimulating the olfactory system, which sends signals to the brain and triggers emotional and physiological responses. They also have chemical properties that can affect the body when absorbed through the skin.

Which essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy for therapeutic benefits?

Some commonly used essential oils in aromatherapy include lavender for relaxation, rose & peppermint for mood regulation, headaches and stress release, and tea tree for skin irritations. Other popular choices include vanilla, eucalyptus, lemon, and chamomile.

Can essential oils be used as a substitute for medical treatment?

No, while essential oils have many therapeutic benefits, they should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment. They can be used as a complementary therapy, but it is important to seek professional medical advice for any serious health concerns.

Can aromatherapy with essential oils benefit mental health?

Yes, aromatherapy with essential oils has been shown to have positive effects on mental health, including reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, it should not be used as the sole treatment for mental health issues and should be used in conjunction with other forms of therapy.

Essential oils, with their profound impact on the nervous system, offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits, as demonstrated by various scientific studies. This blog post delves deeper into the empirical research and professional insights surrounding the benefits of essential oils for mental health and well-being.

Can aromatherapy candles be used daily, and are there any best practices for their use?

Yes, aromatherapy candles can be safely used daily. For the best experience, burn your candle for no more than 2-3 hours at a time to prevent overheating. Ensure the room is well-ventilated, especially if you have pets or allergies. Keep the wick trimmed to about 1/4 inch to ensure a clean burn and to prevent soot. Never leave a burning candle unattended and keep it away from flammable materials. Regular use of aromatherapy candles can create a calming routine, contributing to overall well-being.

How long do the effects of aromatherapy last after using a candle?

The duration of aromatherapy effects can vary based on several factors, including the type of essential oil used, the individual's response, and the environment. Generally, the calming or invigorating effects of a scent can last for a few hours after the candle has been extinguished. For longer-lasting effects, consider integrating aromatherapy into your regular routine, as consistent use can contribute to sustained benefits over time.

Remember, each person's experience with aromatherapy can be unique, so it's important to pay attention to how your body and mind respond to different scents.