Relax Candle From Bath and Body Works: Does It Really Work?
Hello darling! How is your day going? Slightly overwhelming? I’ve have a bunch of essays due next week and just finished up a midterm yesterday. So, you could say I’ve been a little stressed… to say the least. I mean what college senior isn’t stressed about the idea of being released into the real world? If you’re a college senior and you’re not stressed… let me know your secret!
I was introduced to the idea of aromatherapy a couple of years ago and finally decided to actually try it out. Honestly, I first thought it was a load of crap the first time I heard it. I literally thought it was a hippy idea and that there was no way it would work. Three years later, I decided to give it a go.
I received an aromatherapy essential oils kit over Christmas. The kit was by Peabody and Paisley and included three different oils designed to help stress, sleep, and headaches. I have an incredibly difficult time falling asleep sometimes. It definitely has to do with always being on my computer of phone… but I’ll never admit it. I decided to try the oil and I felt like it somewhat worked. I was able to fall asleep much quicker than when I didn’t use it. In all honestly, it could be a placebo effect, but I felt like it really worked.
That is when I decided why not try one of those aromatherapy candles Bath and Body Works always sells. Sure enough, the next time I was in Bath and Body Works they had a crazy Christmas sale that had candles for $10 and then I had a coupon so I actually scored this candle for $7.50. What can I say… this girl can shop. There were two different types of Relax candles. One had a minty smell and the other one was this black chamomile smell. For those who don’t know chamomile is a very old herb that has been used since ancient Rome. It has been known to alleviate cold symptoms, promote relaxation and relieve stress, relieve allergies, aid digestion, and many more.
First thing is first. Candles are relaxing overall. They always make me feel more calm. I don’t know if it is because of the soft flicker of light or if it is just the constant smell that makes me want to sink into my pillow. So, I went into this knowing that I was probably going to be relaxed when I tried this candle. With that said, yes, I think this candle does actually “work magic.” The smell of the candle is this sweet smell that makes you feel like you’re sinking into a beanbag chair. I think there has to be at least some kind of connection with smells and feelings because your nose is so close to your brain… at least that is my thought process!
What is your opinion on aromatherapy? Do you think it is a bunch of garbage or do you think there is a science behind the madness? Let me know in the comments down below!
Might have to try it out! I’ve never tried aromatherapy before. 🙂
It is definitely a unique thing but worth a try! Thanks for stopping by Julia 🙂
I would love to try aromatherapy and the candle looks lovely!
Thank you Gemma! It definitely is 😊
WOW, I will definitely get this candle to experience it. I need to relax a lot lately.
I hope it works then 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Miri!
Lauren Lindmark (@dailydosecharm)
Candles are my favorite! I pretty much have one lit 24/7! Relaxing ones are the best 🙂 I want to try it!
I love candles! I need to give this one a try
Me too! Definitely worth a try
I’m currently in the same boat as you so this post is perfect right now!! Makes me want to light some candles and drink some tea 🙂 If only I had that candle, it looks amazing! Good luck with your studies 🙂 xx Chanté
Hahah I totally agree! Now that it is getting warm out it is hard to study now! 🙂