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 Origins Before 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 itRead more
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Candles happen to be the perfect choice for dispersing wonderful fragrances inside the home. Aside from that, candles have the ability to transform a corner into a romantic place and they are perfectly capable of making your home smell good for long periods of time. Undeniably, people have distinct preferences when it comes to fragrances. There are those who stick to flowery scents, those who love the cool smell of herb scents and those who adore to smell vanilla in their homes. There are also pastry smells that can make a home welcoming. Needless to say, there are scents which simply suit the seasons. Here are some of the best seasonal smells that will tease your nostrils.
Cool and Fresh Fragrances that have a Essence of SummerThe warm and bright summertime is the perfect season to throw open the windows and let the breeze waft through the house. Lemongrass has a clean and fresh smell that will make people think that you just cleaned your
A Quick Guide to Burning Wax Melts CorrectlyScented wax melts have taken the spotlight in the home fragrance category. This wick-less wax candle can have a wide variety of scents from baked pastries to fresh flowery scents. Although, this scented wax is fondly called melt, it is also known as wax bead, wax pot potpourri and wax melt.
The key to making the most of the melt's scent is proper burning. When burned correctly, melts emit a powerful scent that can last for up to 12 hours.
How Should You Burn a Melt?Since a melt is a candle without a wick, you need to use a melt burner to burn it. The melt burner looks quite identical as to shape and size to an oil burner. It can be a glass, metal or ceramic container which has a dish on top. This dish is heated to melt the melt. The source of heat for these melt burners can either be electricity or tea lights.
Tealight vs. Electric