Pure botanical scents! Yes please!

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We know aromas trigger emotions and memories. Our olfactory mechanism (aka the nose), which is in charge of smell, is closely connected to our limbic system, which manages emotions and long-term memories.  This may explain why we can be drawn to particular aroma; we may have a deeper connection to the aroma than we are conscious of.

 

The science of blending oils

An individual essential oil can be categorised as a top, middle, or base note. It’s important to know that oils can have components of all three notes, so you’ll notice that each oil can have a top, middle, and base note. However, individual oils can be predominantly categorised as a single, dominant note.

Each blend is composed of three main notes:

  • Top Note: This is the first noticeable impression in a blend, and is often the characteristic feature of the oil. It springs swiftly from the aroma, has a sharp tone, and does not last long.
  • Body or Middle Note: An essential oil that is a middle note will last for longer (about one to two hours) on a perfume testing strip. The middle note of a blend can also be referred to as the “heart” or “bouquet” of the aroma.
  • Base Note or Fixative: The base note within a blend appears much later than the first two notes. This is the note that gives a blend staying power. The base note can appear a few hours or even a whole day after the perfume testing strip is dry. Also called the dry out note, this note helps you discern the lasting ability of your essential oil blend. Effective blends with powerful base notes help soaps maintain their fragrance.

Believe it or not it is quite complex to create an aromatherapy candle. Particularly if you want a significant scent throw to fill a room.  At Scensoya, we have spent many hours fine tuning each of our candle blends to make sure you will notice their intoxicating aroma

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Warm up with woody undertones!

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Making your house smell delicious makes you feel a little more cozy this time of year! Turn it into the perfect retreat with the addition of a warming scented candle.

When the nights get darker and the temperature becomes colder, try one of our essential oil blends containing vanilla.  It’s indulging and nurturing and quite appropriate for this time of year.

One of my all time favourite candles is our Unwind & Dream Spa Candle.  It actually works… layered with amazing lavender notes and rounded off with vanilla.  Yum!

Lacking Concentration?

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Lemongrass (Cymbopogon)  is a perennial plant in the Poaceae grass family and is native to the tropical and subtropical area of India, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Guatemala, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. It flourishes here where the soil is slightly sandy and the climate moist and warm.

This herb has an upright habit and grows in large clumps to a mature height of about a metre. Its leaves are bright green with sharp edges much like regular lawn grass only larger.

Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from partially dried leaves by a process of steam distillation. The oil is yellow to amber in color and has a very fresh, citrus-like aroma that smells like a very sweet fresh grass.

The fresh and earthy scent of lemongrass can boost confidence, mental health and help to keep depression at bay.

Our Energise & Focus spa candle combines lemongrass with other oils to provide a wonderful boost of energy, useful for study, concentration and clarity.

Best with essential oils

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Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to assist to balance and support the body and mind.

Essential oils (also known as volatile oils) are the basic materials of aromatherapy. They are made from fragrant essences found in many plants. These essences are made in special plant cells, often under the surface of leaves, bark, or peel, using energy from the sun and elements from the air, soil, and water. If the plant is crushed, the essence and its unique fragrance are released. Remember when you brush past a lemon scented geranium bush it smells divine.  Or when you pick lavender flowers how amazing does that smell.

When essences are extracted from plants in natural ways, they become essential oils. They may be distilled with steam and/or water, or mechanically pressed. Oils that are made with chemical processes are not considered true essential oils.

Fragrant plants have been used in healing practices for thousands of years across many cultures, including ancient China, India, and Egypt. The history of modern aromatherapy began in the early 20th century, when French chemist Rene Gattefosse coined the term “aromatherapy” and studied the effects of essential oils on many kinds of diseases. In the 1980s and 1990s, aromatherapy was rediscovered in Western countries as interest in natural medicine began to grow.

Today we can harness the olfactory power of essential oils in our everyday living. When we inhale the scent of essential oil, the aroma can diffuse into our bloodstream via your lungs, and subsequently impact our mood. Its fragrance can also affects our limbic system located in our brain, which controls both memories and emotions. Perhaps unconsciously this is why we have strong reactions to certain aromas.

 

(Some of the information in this post was sourced from the internet.)

Get Those Mozzies!!!!

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Don’t let the mozzies spoil your dinner parties ! 

Light up an insect repellent candle before your next big outdoor bash.  Guaranteed to send those mozzies elsewhere.

This candle will provide the perfect defence against those troubling insects.

It comes in a lightweight aluminium container, with natural soy wax, essential oils and cotton wick ingredients.

Enjoy your outdoor activities in style with an all natural (no chemical) aroma that actually works. It is made with essential oils of lemongrass, rose geranium, lavender and citronella.

Effective and affordable, stock up and enjoy the great outdoors.

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentines Day

Give the gift of aromatherapy this Valentine’s Day.  Scensoya Candles are unmatched for pure clean scent and strength of perfume.  There are over eight signature blends to enjoy.  We highly recommend the Passion & Romance scented candle for this special day!

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Candles Are The Perfect Gift

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mothers daySAY IT YOUR WAY THIS MOTHERS DAY

This year buy mum something that will last beyond the traditional bunch of flowers.

Give her a candle!

Remind mum of her specialness for hours and hours when you give her a gift that lasts and lasts.

A candle from Scensoya captures the essence of the garden with its pure essential oil scents.  These candles are beautiful, handmade and smell divine.

It’s the perfect gift for someone who deserves the best.

Bring colour and scent into her home with one of our Scensoya Spa Candles.  If you need to wow your mum then the scent and sight of these beautiful candles will do the trick.

Express your love for your Mother or someone special this May.

Are You Burning A Natural Candle?

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Read on to find out what paraffin candles and cigarettes have in common…
cigarette and candle 400Came across some interesting information that I thought was worth sharing with you all.

We know how harmful cigarettes are for our body and environment, but do you stop and think about other products that could be releasing harmful chemicals into the environment we breathe?

It turns out that paraffin candles and cigarettes share some harmful ingredients, so maybe next time you buy a candle, please consider buying a vegetable based candle instead. Read on…

Based on research paraffin candles share the following chemicals with cigarettes – benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and acetone. Sounds dangerous! So do you want to be burning such a toxic candle?

If you are a candle lover, then please buy natural candles like the ones we make at Scensoya Candles. All of our candles are made with soy wax, use cotton wicks, and they are scented with pure essential oils.

Our natural candles burn beautifully, and you will not be harming your environment, your health or the planet. Every little effort helps.

Celebrate With A Scented Candle

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Light A Candle While It's RainingAs the photo says “Good Morning”…. and yes it’s still raining in the Blue Mountains! Makes for a great day of candle-making.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Every February 14th, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?

The origin of this lover’s day supposedly goes back as early as 270 A.D and started with a clash between a kindly priest and a mighty ruler. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.

During Valentinus’ imprisonment he befriended the jailer’s daughter. Sharing education and prayer with her, they became friends. On the eve of Valentinus’ death he wrote her a letter signing it “from your Valentine”. The rest is history….

What a sweet piece of history.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.

Candles Blue Mountains

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The Blue Mountains welcoming Autumn
The Blue Mountains welcoming Autumn

Just like the colours in this beautiful picture taken last Autumn, our Spa candles remind you of the gorgeous greens, yellows and reds of the season.

If you are looking for an ecofriendly natural candle then welcome.

Our scented candles are made with natural vegetable based soy waxl, and are perfumed with essential oils in our own formulas to provide gentle therapy. Nothing chemical about them, not even fragrant oils are used!

All of our products will deliver you a high quality luxury candle.

If you are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift that is hand made then one of our scented candles might be just the thing. Take a moment and stroll through our website to see the full range.

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