Home fragrance products our ancestors loved and why we do too!

Home fragrance products our ancestors loved and why we do too!

Home fragrance products our ancestors loved and why we do too!
(Despite having light bulbs and air fresheners :))

This article discusses what we have in common with the ancient use of various scents, candles, and other home fragrance products. What are the benefits, and why has this practice stood the test of time?

In today's fast-paced and technologically advanced world, it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and forget to take a moment to relax and rejuvenate. Modern life has many apparent benefits, but other aspects of our ancestors' lives are precious to remember.

For example, they knew how to build community and care for themselves and their world while staying connected. One of the ways they did this was through nightly rituals of gathering together by candlelight, burning incense, and telling each other stories by a roaring fireside. Sadly, some of these practices are almost a lost art in many parts of society today.

Even so, we still act like earlier humans, just a bit more up-to-date and contemporary. For example, in recent years, there has been an ever-increasing trend for people to use incense, reed diffusers, and other related body and home fragrance products. As a result, houses become homes and even sanctuaries where people escape the pressures of everyday life.

     1. Ancient origins and purposes of scents and candles.
     2. Different types of candles and what each is used for.
     3. The use of fragrances improves moods and connects with the subconscious.
     4. How certain scents can evoke memories and emotions.
     5. Choosing the right scent based on your personality and needs.
     6. Polluting the environment with household aerosols and harmful chemicals. (Something the ancients never did.)

     1. Ancient origins and purposes of scents and candles.

Thomas Edison, the creator of the lightbulb, wasn't even a twinkle in his mother's eye when our ancestors came up with ingenious methods of keeping their homes lit at night. And our forefathers and foremothers were incredibly resourceful. They had to be. The Egyptians made torches and rushlights by soaking pithy reed cores in melted animal fat. Unlike candles, rushlights didn't have wicks. That may have been one of the earliest uses of a reed diffuser vessel of sorts, though; hmm... But it would also be some time before scents and candles came together as a single product. 

The Egyptians used wicked candles in 3,000 B.C., but the Romans are generally credited with inventing them by repeatedly dipping rolled papyrus in melted tallow or beeswax. The candles were used to light their homes and to help guide travellers on their way at night.

All pretty functional purposes so far. But what about scent? Like us, they wanted to keep their homes freshly scented and themselves smelling good. 

Besides this, our ancestors knew as well as we do today that there is something mystical and magical about the smell of fragrant diffused scents and the warm golden glow of candlelight. Furthermore, most of us know there is a long-established history of using naturally sourced fragrances for their aromatic and spiritual properties. 

Scents and candles speak to our deepest selves. Maybe it's because we know these tools have been used for spiritual purification and healing for centuries in many cultures. Perhaps it's simply because they make our homes and lives feel more special and cosier. Whatever the reason, I invite you to explore the ancient wisdom of using candles and fragrances in your life. Who knows what magic might await you? :)


     2. Different types of candles and what each is used for.

While there are endless types of high-quality candles and fragrances to choose from, each has its unique purpose. For example, lavender is often used to promote relaxation, while Citronella is known for its ability to repel mosquitoes. Some candles are even said to have health benefits, such as Eucalyptus, which is often used to help clear sinuses. So, no matter your needs, there's sure to be a candle out there that can help. So light one up and enjoy the wonderful world of fragrance.


     3. How do fragrances improve moods and connect with the subconscious?

The ancient practice of aromatherapy in its various forms is based on the belief that certain essential oils can trigger positive emotions and memories, which can, in turn, help to improve our overall mood. While there is still much research to be done in this area, there is strong evidence that certain scents can positively affect our moods and emotional state.

So next time you're feeling down or struggling to connect with your subconscious mind, consider reaching for a soothing fragrance. Whether it's soft floral scents to promote relaxation or patchouli to boost your energy levels, there's sure to be a product out there that can help you achieve your desired state of mind.


     4. How certain scents can evoke memories and emotions

We all know how certain smells evoke memories. A particular perfume can transport us back to our wedding day, and the smell of freshly baked cookies can take us back to our childhood. Certain scents can trigger strong emotions, good or bad. But have you ever wondered why this is?

It turns out that our sense of smell is closely linked to memory. This is because when we breathe in a scent, it goes straight to the limbic system, the part of the brain that controls these things. And because of this, certain scents can have a powerful effect on our memories.

So next time you catch a whiff of something that brings back a memory or evokes an emotion, take a moment to appreciate it. It's incredible how such a simple thing can have such a profound effect on us.


     5. Choosing the right scent for you based on your personality and needs

When choosing the product for you, it is essential to consider your personality and needs. For example, if you are a busy person who is always on the go, you may want to choose a light, refreshingly scented wax melt or a lotion that can be easily reapplied throughout the day.

Some scents can specifically address particular needs. For example, a woody fragrance may be a good choice if you want to feel more confident and assertive. On the other hand, if you prefer something more subtle and intimate, creating a light powdery carefree ambiance might be better.

Ultimately, the right scents and candles, soap, or lotion is the one that makes your home smell delicious and makes you look and feel fantastic. So, take some time to experiment until you find the perfect match.

     6. Polluting the environment with household aerosols and harmful chemicals.

(Something our ancestors never did.)

As more and more people become aware of the negative impact that some everyday household products can have on the environment, they are searching for earth-friendly alternatives. This is especially true when it comes to the use of room spray and even many soaps and lotions. For example, air fresheners contain harmful chemicals that can be released into the air, causing health problems for humans and animals.

Fortunately, numerous companies offer home fragrance products with cruelty-free and earth-friendly ingredients and processes. These products not only smell great but are also safe for the environment.

We feel as passionate about the art of using scent and light as our ancestors did. That's why we've handcrafted a unique blend and exclusive range of home fragrance products. Our goodies are always consciously prepared and packaged.

So, if you want a way to make your home smell wonderful without harming the planet, why not try our exclusive range of hand-poured scented candles, soaps and lotions, reed diffusers, wax melts, and more.

Our mission is to see you and the world around us thrive and become the full expression of who we are inside. We believe that starts with a great smelling and welcoming home and pampered skin.  


Head to https://www.brightonrockworkshop.com to see our range.

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