The Best Scents for Productivity

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Did you know there's more to candles than just good vibes? According to new research, certain scents can boost your productivity! We love making the best hand-poured candles and are thrilled to share our scents that make the list for BEST Productivity in this Psych report June 2021. 

Work from home?

Two thirds of Australians are working from home in 2021! Some stats from Pew Research show that 36% of workers find it difficult to get motivated.

Why is it so hard to stay motivated?

Reports from remote workers put three key issues at the top of the list: Lack of Motivation, Too Many Distractions & Poor Productivity!

Work from home tips:

The best space to work is an office or area that is free from noise, that has good natural light & that is solely used for work.

Try to reduce clutter by using gadgets such as a wireless keyboard and mouse. Using an ergonomic chair will provide comfort and support while sitting for long periods.

But one of the most surprising tips for productivity in your home office is to light a scented candle!

Why candles?

Scents help to lift moods, reduce stress, and some can help improve energy levels.

Around one third of employees are worried about their mental health while working from home, but the use of scented candles can help reduce stress and promote calmness.

Top 3 Scents for Productivity


"... can make you alert and ready for action, as the scent is fresh, tangy, and sharp. Lemon fragrances leave a feeling of cleanliness, fresh air, and can reduce tension ... a useful tool for reducing stress and anxiety."

Try: Lime & Coconut or Bergamot & Mandarin


".. can affect your mood. Ginger has antidepressant properties, and anyone who is feeling low can use this scent to improve their mood. If you are feeling low then it can be a struggle to find motivation, so ginger may help."

Try: Lemongrass & Ginger


".. similarly to lemon and citrus ... it provides a clean scent that cuts through a foggy mind, making you alert and focused."

Try: Green Tea & Lemongrass or Lemongrass & Ginger



Light a scented candle!



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