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The Smell of Success

The Smell of Success

Numerous studies show a link between certain scents and improved memory and concentration. Over the years, parents, teachers and students have seen the power of aromatherapy to enhance learning, like using lavender in the classroom to create a calming effect for students while helping them concentrate.

Our Ivy League candle blends that focus-boosting lavender with thyme and white musk to create the perfect study companion.

Lavender has a calming effect on nerves and can quiet the mind to focus on studying. Lavender use dates all the way back to ancient Egypt. Early civilizations thought lavender helped purify the body and mind. Now, lavender has many medical uses for relieving headaches, anxiety, insomnia, nausea and improving ADHD – and it’s still widely used to reduce stress and anxiety. But lavender isn’t the only scent with benefits in our Ivy League candle. The aroma of musk can help balance emotions while promoting mental clarity and physical well-being. Musk oil is often used before meditation for relaxation and to soothe nerve inflammation. 

Plus, a whiff of thyme can lower stress levels while increasing positive energy. The fragrance of thyme is known to both lift one’s mood and alleviate fatigue. In fact, the word thyme is associated with courage. In the Middle Ages, thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle, because it was thought to impart strength and courage. And let’s face it, sometimes learning can be an uphill battle.

Studies have shown that the part of the brain that processes scents is also crucial to long-term memory. A simple inhalation of aroma can cause changes in the body to help students focus.

As summer ends and it’s back to school, elevate your mood and strengthen your learning skills with our Ivy League candle.