Why do we choose one scent over others. Why not make your selection based on their aromatherapy properties. Aromatherapy is a alternative approach to helping the body, mind and spirit. Aromatherapy actually dates back 5000 years to the Egyptians who used essential oils in baths, massages as well as in the embalming process.
Studies show that certain scents can trigger reaction in the body, which can relieve stress, enhance concentration, gain energy and even help to sleep at night. Choose different scents for different rooms.
Companies in Tokyo actually use scents to improve their employees mood. Here is an example of how one companies uses scents, in the morning the use Lemon, at midday they change to rose scent to reduce stress. Then as a pickup me up, Cypress is used. The scent of peppermint is used in the Tokyo Stock exchange through their ducts and vents to up lift their associates.
The following is a list of a very few fragrances and their unique aromatherapy benefits.
Citrus scents - invigorating and brightens the mood of a room; uplifting and clean; eliminates anxiety and stress; in a study of lemon scents it caused the biggest drop in mistakes during keyboard typing; helps you concentrate
Geranium- soothing and relaxing scent
Sandalwood- relaxing and calming ability; helps soothe irritation and lifts depression; associated with meditation
Lavender- soothing and relaxing; said to help relieve stress, depression, anxiety, and nervous disorders; used to treat headaches and to have less difficulty falling asleep; some find it useful during childbirth; nice in bedroom and bath
Vanilla- sweet scent known to be a natural aphrodisiac; naturally warming and soothing; relaxing and comforting; thoughts of favorite foods and happy memories of home and childhood
Jasmine- deep and relaxing; sensual scent
Cinnamon- Helps with exhaustion and fatigue; wonderful effects on nerves; calms you down and makes you more aware
Lilac- helps recall past lives; helps decision making; improves memory
Rose- Ability to relax a person and may help a woman balance out her hormones; calming benefit
Many of us buy soy wax candles and other products, but do we actually know the benefits of soy wax.
Firstly soy is a sustainable resource. Soy beans are a natural, renewable source grown in many regions. Paraffin candles are actually made from petroleum oil. Soy wax does not release any toxins into the air, like paraffin, or increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere. They also do not require chemicals to scent them.
Soy wax is also naturally biodegradable, making it easier to remove from surfaces. Reusing our stunning jars is easy, just wipe out left over wax and wash in warm soapy water.
Soy candles burn 50% longer than regular candles, making them more cost effective. Whilst they may cost more to purchase, they will burn a lot longer.
Soy wax is a cleaner burn. Paraffin wax can cause black soot of the candle jars, as well as on furniture and walls. Soy also burns completely, not leaving any wax behind.
The scent from soy wax is much stronger and nicer than paraffin wax. Because soy wax has a lower melting point, there is a large amount of melted wax around the wick, which is where the fragrance oils evaporate into the atmosphere.
We have many different 100% soy wax candles available. Hope you enjoy the cleaner burn.
Wow its been a long time since my last blog. This post will teach you how to create the perfect burn from your candle and increase the longevity.
Firstly, you will need a wick trimmer. Trim your wick to approximately 7mm prior to every burn, and make sure none of the trimmings remain in the candle wax. Any debris left in the candle can cause the flame to flicker to high, which will lead to soot and blackening of the glass. It will also burn your candle a lot quicker and won't produce the correct scent throw. Black candle trimmer are available on our website for only $15.
The first burn is the most important. The wax melt pool needs to go to the edge of the glass to prevent tunnelling. Candles can create a memory ring if they aren't burnt long enough. So ideally the first burn would be around 4 hours. On subsequent burns, try to allow 24 hours to set. Burning for more than 4 hours will cause the wick to mushroom, which in turn will create more soot and smoke.
Have fun with your candles, and don't forget to tag us on Instagram and Facebook.
We are so thrilled to introduce two new products to our expanding line.
Our first is the stunning new Diamond Collection. These jars are absolutely amazing! With sharp, clean angled glass in a diamond cut formation - the Diamond Range is simply stunning. The way the light of a candle refracts from the multiple geometric angles in this jar has to be seen to be believed.
Thick, double-walled hand made glass sets the standard in quality. The human involvement in the production process results in a safer, durable more consistent product.
Our second line is wall prints. These are the perfect and easiest way to show your personality and update any room. They are made to order, and available in your choice of black or white card, with gold, rose gold or silver foil. We can even custom design a print for you, just email us for a quote.
Hope you enjoy these two fabulous products as much as we do.
We are thrilled to introduce our new Vogue Collection. Think chic matte glass with our delicious new scents. Currently available in black or white with silver lids, and available in three scents including
Champagne and Strawberries
Wild Currant, Lime and Anise
Lychee and Black Tea.
These candles are a larger style candle with 70 hour burn time they will last a very long time. Just don't forget to trim your wicks.
We still have our classic collection luxury soy candles in stock with traditional fragrances of
White Tea and Berries
Mango and Papaya
We have some great things planned for next year so keep an eye out.
We are thrilled to announce our new showroom at Unit 10, 24 Mulgul Rd, Malaga. All our candles are on display, as well as some gorgeous jewellery from Chandelier Earrings. You can visit their website at www.chandelier-earrings.net.
We are thrilled to introduce to our online store, new sleek black wick trimmers/snuffers. It is extremely important to keep your wicks trimmed to around 5mm. This will create a cleaner burn and lengthen the life of your candles.
Also ecstatic to announce our first Western Australian stockist, Capri Hair Design. A wonderful team of hairstylists located at 3/51 Cedric St, Stirling WA 6021. Drop in to purchase our scented candles and make an appointment to have your done too.
We will also be announcing soon our showroom located in Malaga.
Welcome to Opulenza Fragrances and our online store. We are launching with only a few different fragrances, but will be adding to them in the near future. As a launch special we have our gorgeous scented candles on sale until the end of September.