The best way to boost your energy level
There are many ways to boost your energy level and reduce fatigue. Staying hydrated, getting into better sleep habits and regular excerise to name a few. However few offer an instant energy boost, we all lead busy lives and are looking for 'quick fixes' to improve our wellbeing. What If you could swap your cup of coffee for a candle to energise you without the cons caffeine can bring? In this blog we are going to explore how essential oils can boost energy, reduce fatigue and improve brain focus.
What Science says
Some essential oils have been scientifically proven to boost energy levels. Many of them come from the citrus family including Sweet Orange, Lemon and Mandarin - the essential oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit. A study found that inhalation of Citrus essential oils can improve both energy levels and athletic performance. Another recent study found some essential oils to improve energy levels amongst women recovering from COVID-19. Sweet orange essential oil has been found to soothe the nervous system and those who use this essential oil have higher levels of alertness. Rosemary is known to improve brain focus and aid memory, there have been many studies to support this claim.
Sweet Orange essential oil improves mood and energy levels.
Those who regularly use essential oils have lower anxiety levels and are more alert
Rosemary essential oil boosts brain focus and aids memory.
Can a candle really improve energy levels?
Yes! but not any candle. We've spoken about the science of essential oils and how they impact on the nervous system and brain, and we know that some essential oils are proven to improve energy levels. Does that mean any candle labelled as 'energising' or 'orange scent' is going to give you that lift you need? Unfortunately not. Its important that the candle contains only pure essential oils and not fragrance oil as these have no therapeutic benefits. Its equally important that the candle has essential oils known to boost energy (full list below). Choosing a candle that has Lavender for example will have the opposite effect!
Full list of energy boosting essential oils
- Sweet Orange
breaking old habits
We all reach for the coffee when we feel our energy levels drop, and yes the caffiene hit works. We have an hour after drinking that latte where we feel sprightly and bouncy - followed shortly by a craving for sugar and a low mood. Its time to break those bad habits and switch to a natural and risk-free alternative. Lighting a candle to energise yourself may seem strange at first, as we can often view candles as a 'cosy' or 'calming' experience. Now we know the benefits of essential oils for our energy levels, mood and brain focus - it's a no brainer! So the next time you feel tired, reach for the candle and not the coffee.
Choose a candle containing pure essential oils and make sure it has some of the energy boosting oils from the list above.
Stop reaching for that cup of coffee when you feel the energy slump creep in.
Once the candle is lit, the scent molecules will travel to the brain and trigger hormonal responses to make you feel energised, uplifted and happy.