Mental Health, Candles & How They're connected

At MLCA we take mental health seriously and we’d like to think that we do our part to contribute to your mental health. Every candle that is curated is curated with a mood enhancing benefit in mind. In an article by Newsweek, it was quoted by therapist and clinical integrative psychotherapist Chryssa Chalkia that: "It is scientifically proven that scented candles can play an essential role in the physiological effects of mood, stress, working capacity, and overall mental health."

MLCA has these thoughts in mind with every candle that is created. Our number one goal was to create a collection that was safe and clean but also fully understanding exactly what each scents benefits are to enhancing your mood. We’ve decided to share a few examples of exactly what we mean when we say we take mental health seriously.

Our “Restoration” candle has notes of lemon, grapefruit and pomegranate but did you know that grapefruit is a natural yet gentle & uplifting stimulant that is known to improve mental performance. Lemon is a natural mood enhancer that is found to help with motivation & pomegranate is known to boost your serotonin levels similar to eating a chocolate bar!

Our “Perfect Placidity” which is our version of lavender has been our flagship scent and one of our favorites because lavender alone embodies everything peace and the word placidity mean all things peace. It’s earthy & natural scent has notes of lavender flowers, cedar & bergamot.

1. Lavender moves you to loosen every muscle in your body and to relax, eases the worries in your mind and lightens your mood.

2. Cedar in scientific research is soothing to your mood which makes it beneficial to calming anxiety and reduces stress

3. Bergamot soothes your nerves, reduces tension and may even have effects of influence on depression

Our “Flourishing” candle was created to support you in being motivated to grow & thrive. The notes of saffron, leather & bergamot combined supports you in more ways than you could imagine. Research has found that saffron may improve depression and increases dopamine levels in your brain. I bet you didn’t know that the scent of leather centers & pushes you to let go of control while opening your mind for energy flow. Lastly the woodsy, smoky allure in saffron is created to boost your confidence and like our lavender candle the notes of bergamot will sooth your nerves, reduces tension and may even have effects of influence on depression.

In addition to all of the mood enhancing benefits our candles create, they also set ambiance for relaxation and scent sensory which has been known to trigger past memories. However, the scent isn’t the only thing that we focused on with creating our brand. Each set of affirmations on the vessels were created to accompany the scent of the candle. Learning to repeat affirmations on a regular basis and remove negative noise and thoughts from your mind will be the best super power you will ever own for yourself.

So ask yourself today am I pouring (pun intended) enough into my mental health care!

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