Scent has played a key part in human history, going as far back as Ancient Egypt, through the Renaissance, and still playing a significant part in modern life.
Scent works its way into our brain and affect our memories, our emotions, and even our behaviour. Scent is the way in which we understand what food we are eating, what substances might be dangerous to us, and even the way we are attracted to other people. How Does It Work?
Smell is an amazing thing. It can take you back through time – to your childhood, to a relationship with an old flame, or to that holiday you’ll never forget. For many people, the smell of chlorine wafting through the air brings back memories of summers spent in the pool. In the same way, the smell of fresh baking might harken back to afternoons spent with grandma, or a certain scent might remind you of the one your mother used to put on when she was getting ready to go out.
Our noses have an amazing way of sniffing out
Candle OriginsBefore candles were a popular way to relax in the bath, to add fragrance to your home or create a romantic atmosphere, they were actually used primarily for their function – to give light, and heat.
Candles have been used to illuminate for thousands of years, but very little is known about their origin. What we do know, is that the first candles were not wicked, as modern candles are. It is thought that the first candles were developed by the ancient Egyptians in 3,000 B.C.E, who created torches by soaking reeds in animal fats which acted as a kind of wick. Other evidence suggests that the earliest candles were made in China during the Qin Dynasty, using whale fat, and it has also been suggested that India may have begun using candles around the same time, using the waxy residue that is left when cinnamon is boiled. Regardless of which culture should be credited with creating this first candle prototype, it is generally agreed among historians that it
While exfoliating may already be a part of your skincare routine, most people don’t realise that it takes more than a few crushed seeds in your shower gel to give your body the deep exfoliation it needs each week. Giving your skin a regular exfoliating treatment with a good quality salt scrub can breathe new life into tired skin, and leave it looking fresh, and hydrated.
If you haven’t used a salt scrub before, then you will be amazed at how effective this treatment can be for unclogging your pores, purifying your skin of dirt and toxins, and removing dead skin cells to smooth your skin and reveal the fresh, radiant skin underneath. What are Salt Scrubs? Salt scrubs are, put simply, exfoliating body scrubs which use salt as the base. This base is the ingredient which removes dead cells from the surface of your skin. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, exfoliating using a salt scrub can improve the appearance and texture of your skin
What Are Flower Pot Heaters? As well as emitting delicate fragrance within your home environment, The Sun Garden’s heavenly range of all-natural palm wax candles can also be a great way of generating heat, to add warmth and comfort to smaller spaces within your home. Though candles produce a suitable amount of heat all on their own, with the addition of a couple of simple and inexpensive household items, you can turn your candles into an efficient ‘flower-pot heater’. This simple but effective method allows natural, affordable terracotta pots (that you may already have around the house) to collect the heat from a lit candle and concentrate it, radiating it out into any room of your house. This method results in the heat the candle produces being more available to the immediate area, giving you access to more heat than a naked flame alone.
The basic method involves creating a two-layered structure from your pots, with a small assembly underneath, and is
Spring is here. The warm weather is addictive, while the scent of the fresh flowers and air is simply fabulous. Spring is a time to get your home styled for the new season, as well as clean out the old and unusable things you have collected. It is also about making your home smell just as nice and clean as it looks. Candles are a big help, with decor, as well as making your home smell fresh. These are the top five candles everyone is raving about this year, and the candles that should be bought and placed in their home!
This candle is the fresh and clean scent that many people are looking for their home. The smell is clean, fresh, and gives off great vibes. Sage is also known for blessing your home and making it feel as if your home is happy, healthy, and free of anything negative. This candle will make your home feel and smell fantastic. It is a simply irresistible candle to have for spring cleaning.
Ever heard of the term 'holistic remedy' and scratched your head? A holistic remedy is the most natural and straight-forward approach that doesn't involve man-made medicines. Holistic remedies, such as Chamomile tea, for example, calms the nervous system to assist those suffering from insomnia. Honey, as another example, can treat cuts and dry skin, due to its natural moisturizing ability. These types of medicines are essential for anything, from beating the flu, to curing a bruise.
Why do people choose holistic remedies? We live in a world consumed by medicines that are meant to heal one condition and develop another. Typically, store-bought medicines offer a small percentage of the organic root, followed with certain man-made chemicals to “help the body break the root down”. Some of the coating found on pills can be harmful to the human body, such as causing hormonal or reproductive problems in humans.
Instead of taking a pill to help sneezing fits, try taking extra
Misconceptions About Teas
Tea is a common beverage across the globe. In the US, approximately $15 million of tea is purchased every year, and 3,000 million tons of tea is produced worldwide. The common misconceptions about tea, specifically loose-leaf, and its consumption may not be worldwide, but we've certainly heard a few – and we're here to end the confusion.
Loose-leaf tea is not more expensive; in fact, you get more tea out of loose-leaf than the bagged kind, considering that with loose-leaf you only use what you consume. The misconception is that loose-leaf tea costs more than it's worth, or you'll have more than you'll use: while purchasing a pound of loose-leaf tea at $10 or more sounds less intriguing than buying a box of $6 teabags, you have to see the bigger picture of investment. Loose-leaf tea allows you to allot how much you're using so that you get the right amount of flavor. A pound of loose-leaf tea will amount to $0.10 a cup, whereas a box of teabags limits
Why is going organic and cruelty-free a great choice? The decision to use organic/cruelty-free products is not uncommon; however, not many are catching on to the reason for choosing organic, primarily because there's a stigma or disgrace with the words 'natural' or 'organic'. The stigma surrounding organic products is that its users are peace activists or are rich and 'can afford it'. The truth is that organic and cruelty-free products serve more of a purpose to human beings than realized.
The word 'organic' can be defined as 'of, relating to, or derived from living matter' and has many benefits; the consistent use of organic skin-care and foods can remove the concern of harmful toxins, chemicals, and useless additives commonly used in the market. So what are the exact benefits in purchasing an organic product, and why is it a great choice? Set aside the stigma or inhibitions you have and consider this:
Health benefits are essentials in the use of organic products. Organics use the
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Though this holiday is celebrated all over the world, it is a huge favorite among the Irish, as well as tea drinkers! There are tons of great teas that you can drink to honor Saint Patrick, and to give kudos to the Irish on their highly regarded holiday. If you are one of the many who are excited for Saint Paddy’s day, and you want to drink some tea in honor of the holiday, these are the best teas to drink on St. Patrick’s Day.
Chamomile.Chamomile is a favorite tea among many, and it is a big favorite over in Europe. This tea is a delicious blend of sweet floral ingredients, and is sure to leave the drinker feeling rested, at peace, and ready to take on anything their day will throw at them. Chamomile tea tastes delicious, has a sweet and flowery blend, and also