Five Scents That Help You Focus and Stay Energized
Whether its a day at work, a creative artistic session, or a spring cleaning session across your entire home, sometimes your brain needs a little bit of help staying on task. Believe it or not, the way your home, office, or workspace smells can significantly affect your attention to detail. A great-smelling environment can make or break your level of efficiency for the day... Turns out, some scents are better than others when it comes to making us feel peppy and ready-to-go.
Some scents are great for sleeping and relaxation... But the following five scent profiles have an energizing and invigorating aroma that can help to get you going (and keep you going) throughout your busy day. Here are our five (5) favorite scents for staying focused and feeling upbeat.
Lemon. Orange. Bergamot. Grapefruit... They don't just make a delicious snack! If a fruit has a bright and citrusy scent, it's bound to bring a smile to your face and a pep to your step.
Citrus is such a bright scent that its often the "top note" of an aroma i.e. the initial scent that you perceive right away that fades relatively quickly. Because of that, it's usually blended with more stable scents, so you'll get a hint of citrus zest inside a more subtle long term aroma. This is why you'll find citrus notes in woody, beachy scents or vanilla-based baked goods candles.
Our Mermaid Daydream candle is a specially formulated blend of bergamot, lemongrass, and graperfruit. It feels bright and sunny like a day at the beach, but it's also a fresh and sprightly aroma that keeps your brain at peak performance.
... But wait, isn't lavender renowned for its ability to relax and calm the mind? Doesn't this make it a scent that helps you fall asleep?
Yes! But it's actually both - think about it this way:
Do you struggle with anxious thoughts? That jittery feeling that you're missing something? Overwhelmed by the amount of work that's always on your plate? If you answered yes to any of these questions, lavender might actually be the perfect scent for your workspace.
Lavender has a notable soothing effect on the mind. This calm and soothing scent can help to smooth away those nervous jitters, and loosen up that tension you're probably storing in your shoulders. The lavender scent can clear your head so you can give your all to whatever you're working on in the moment.
A lovely summer breeze. Salty waves. Sunshine. What better way to soothe your mind than with the smells of an island paradise.
Jackpot Candles' Ocean Breeze candle is formulated specifically to transport you to those warm sandy beaches that find their way into your daydreams. By pairing up a complex blend of lemongrass, bergamot, sea salt, and a slightly woody base, the aroma of this fantastic candle aims perfectly mimic the beach-side calm of a soothing summer day.
Sick of being cooped up in your house? Light up a Jackpot Candles' Ocean Breeze candle to bring your mind back to summer vacation vibes.
Cinnamon is spicy and inviting... While you might more readily associate this scent with mom's baked goods or a delicious fall-themed beverage, there's actually a great argument that cinnamon is a great vehicle to inspire your mind's focus.
Cinnamon spice has a heartwarming effect on the mind. This can be perceived as a literal "warming" of the body, which can help to fight off sleepiness and fatigue.
Obviously, this is a more autumnal scent - so if a beachy Mermaid Daydream candle or summery Ocean Breeze scent just won't do, a Cinnamon Bun candle can make the perfect replacement!
Mint. Spearmint. Peppermint. Anything with a crisp, mentholated aroma is a perfect picker-upper.
Beyond keeping your breath fresh, peppermint is a crisp and light smell that tingles the senses in many ways. It's bright and sharp smell can dry out that pesky morning brain fog and then help to keep you alert and alight throughout your day.
Peppermint is a popular smell in wintry scents - but if an evergreen or frosty-scented candle isn't your thing, a similar effect can be had with the more soothing aroma of eucalyptus. Our aforementioned Mermaid Daydream candle also has a slight hint of peppermint!
Brighten Up Your Day!
Whether its the 9 to 5 grind or an evening spent at home, a beautiful scent can take your day from good to great. Whether you need to de-stress and unwind or focus your mind on the task at hand, these uplifting scents are specifically formulated to take you to your happy place.
The best part of every Jackpot Candles experience is the fantastic jewelry surprise... Each candle comes with a foil-wrapped ring. As you're appreciating the wonderful aroma of our 100% soy wax, you'll discover a lovely ring keepsake (worth anywhere from $15 - $5000) to treasure for all time.