As we’re nearing the holidays and cozy, cooler months, now is the time when many people find themselves falling into a rut of un-productivity or even procrastination. The end of the year does not mean your work is done, but we know how hard it can be to stay focused when all you want to do is go trick or treating, plan Thanksgiving dinner, or watch Hallmark Christmas movies. So, we’ve put together the below list of candles to burn when you need that extra boost of productivity. These candles emit scents that are shown to help improve focus, productivity, and energy, backed by science and aromatherapy.
Lemon Verbena + Thyme
With top notes of lemon, our Lemon Verbena + Thyme candle is a no-brainer for boosting productivity. Citrus scents have long been known to energize and inspire, and this candle is no different. Lemon in particular is used to improve performance and has been shown to even decrease errors in the workplace. One Japanese fragrance company found that office workers at computers made 54% fewer mistakes when they smelled lemon scents than when they didn’t. So, on days when you’re feeling sluggish and just want to watch Netflix (but can’t), then light our Lemon Verbena + Thyme candle and watch yourself transform.
Coffee Bean + Cacao
Is it any surprise that a coffee scent is on this list? The smell of coffee is known to help wake you up and energize you, as we’re sure we’ve all experienced before. Coffee scents also increase your attention to detail, which in turn helps to enhance your ability to problem-solve. One study of students in a coffee-scented environment found that the students performed better on their analytical reasoning tasks than those students who were not in a coffee-scented environment. Our Coffee Bean + Cacao candle has the added benefit of being cozy too, with its crackly wooden wick and buttery caramel notes, making it the best candle to light first thing in the morning when a regular cup of Joe just isn’t cutting it.
Mandarin + Resins / Coastal Redwood + Mandarin
Another citrus scent that aids in productivity is mandarin, which we happen to have two candles that fit the bill: our Mandarin + Resins and Coastal Redwood + Mandarin. Both candles have notes of mandarin, a citrus scent that increases alertness and shortens response time, and both are perfect for perking you up midday or getting you energized for a workout. Citrus scents have been found to increase physical activity, so it might be handy to have either our Mandarin + Resins or Coastal Redwood + Mandarin candle in your home gym at all times, ready to get you pumped up.
A candle is never just a candle here at St. Brown & Co. Each candle has a place and a purpose in your life, your home, or wherever you need a little luxury. We know how important it is to stay motivated and productive in your busy life, so we’ve made candles to help you do exactly that. If there ever was a time for one last push towards your goals, the end of the year would be it, and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity to finish what you started.