In our previous post, we covered the benefits of terpenes- undiluted oils extracted from various plants which provide a vast array of benefits. With as many as 20,000 terpenes to choose from, it can be overwhelming to understand which terpene is right for us. In their original state, terpenes can assist us with various psychological and physical ailments. Combined with other terpenes, the effects (and delicious fragrances) can be even more potent and beneficial.Read further to discuss which terpene combination is right for you. Choosing the right Sarendipity Candle means not only fragrancing your home with an irresistible scent, but also experiencing the incredible aromatherapy benefits that come with it.
Grapefruit + Bergamot
The zesty, uplifting and citrusy combination has been shown to increase positive moods. Research points to bergamot oil’s ability to lower cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation. Both grapefruit and bergamot are derived from the rinds of citrus fruits. This powerful duo is mood balancing, appetite-suppressing, and offers antibacterial and antimicrobial effects (harsh odours and bacteria be gone!). A perfect choice for someone who loves citrusy scents, or as a “get well soon” gift for those struggling with their health.
Amber + Sage + Jasmine
Amber has an elegant and musky scent profile- it has been known to calm the mind, protect heart health, and increase the libido by stimulating circulation. This, combined with sultry sage, can further strengthen the mind by improving memory and cognition- this includes protecting against further progression of dementia. It also increases the calming effects of amber. Finally, jasmine ties in this captivating scent bouquet by increasing calmness and libido. If you’re looking for a calming, mentally stimulating, and libido-increasing scent profile- this is it. Perfect as a romantic gift for that special person in your life.
Petitgrain + Patchouli + Black Pepper + Sandalwood
Petitgrain oil is derived from the bitter orange tree- with powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, this oil is great for calming irritated skin. Patchouli oil further enhances the skincare benefits of this terpene profile by treating conditions such as dermatitis, acne, or dry cracked skin. It also has been known to treat seasonal colds, headaches, and provides feelings of relaxation- perfect for anxiety and depression brought on by seasonal changes.
Potent black pepper essential oil relieves sinus and nasal congestion, gives relief from arthritis and joint pain, reduces spasms and cramps, and is great for weight loss. Finally, Sandalwood has a calming effect, and has been known to lower stress and improve the quality of sleep. If you’re in the market for a perfect holiday gift, then this flu-fighting, seasonal depression-curing, and skin-healing candle is a sound choice for braving the colder months.
Coffee + Clove + Orange + Copaiba
Warming and invigorating coffee essential oil stimulates mood and appetite, protecting the immune system, aiding in respiratory health, and reducing free radical damage. Along with coffee’s invigorating scent, warm and nutty clove also aids in treating respiratory issues, along with digestive upset, relieving pain, and clearing the air of negativity, promoting physical and emotional healing.
The added benefits of orange oil are endless. Along with a zingy scent, orange oil is antimicrobial, reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression, promotes weight loss and pain relief, and is a potent antioxidant. Additionally, healing Copaiba oil offers intense immune support, along with pain and sleep management. This is the ultimate health and wellness support candle, with a warm and nutty scent to boot! Gift it to the “health nut” in your life!
Tobacco Leaf + Vanilla
Tobacco leaf adds depth, warmth, and character to any scent profile. It’s also great at warding off feelings of anxiety, treats sexual problems by providing a more sensual environment through its earthy, hay-like scent, and can actually help in quitting smoking (when inhaled). Vanilla adds a touch of sweetness to this sensual scent bouquet, and adds additional benefits. It is calming, an antidepressant, and an aphrodisiac. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. Both terpenes combined make a great option for someone who is experiencing stress in their life, or as a romantic gesture for that special someone in your life.
*Disclaimer: This content is intended solely for educational purposes. It should in no way be taken as medical advice. If you are experiencing serious medical concerns, please consult a healthcare physician immediately.