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CANDLE || SCENT JOY STARTER

CANDLE || SCENT JOY STARTER

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The Joy Starter scent is Feminine and uplifting and energizing 

  • 10 oz Coconut Soy Wax hand poured in Calgary, AB
  • SCENT: White Tea, Ginger & Grapefruit
  • The Lewiston Label x Milk Jar Candle Co.

Ginger Scented Candles

Origin

Ginger is a spice, and it originated in ancient China and Southeast Asia. It is the knobby, dried part of a plant and can be used for cooking or medicinal purposes. Ginger has been used as a cooking ingredient, for tea, candies, and even fermented and turned into wine. It is believed that ginger was one of the first spices to be exported from Asia– it came to Europe with the spice trade and was used by ancient Greeks and ancient Romans. Currently, most of the world’s ginger comes from India. 

Benefits

Why should you choose a ginger-scented candle? Ginger has many health benefits, besides being a great scent. Ginger has been used as an ingredient in alternative medicine for many years now. It contains an ingredient called gingerol, which is the main compound in ginger– and this is where most of its medicinal properties come from. Ginger has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can be used to fight germs and viruses such as the common cold or to aid digestion. Due to its antioxidant properties, ginger can also help to reduce oxidative stress, which is the result of having too many free radicals in the body.

It has also been found that ginger can help the human body to fight infections, as it can inhibit the growth of different bacterias. Since it helps to fight germs and viruses, ginger can fight diseases such as inflammatory gum diseases or respiratory infections.

Ginger can be linked to improving brain function, which can protect age-related incline in brain function. Both oxidative stress and chronic inflammation can accelerate the ageing process, and the ingredients in ginger fight these causes. 

Scent

Ginger has a very distinct scent– it smells sharp, peppery, and warm.  It can be paired with other scents, like bergamot, cedarwood, or clove. Ginger is usually used as a top note for its sharp, bright scent. It is a great warm scent for a spa-like candle experience. 

White Tea Scented Candles

Origin

White tea is a type of tea that is primarily harvested from the Fujian province of China and is believed to have been the earliest form of tea in China. It is harvested before the plant’s leaves have opened fully and gets its name from the fine white hairs that are still on the buds at harvest time. White tea is still handpicked and is considered one of the most delicate varieties of tea, coming in many aromas and flavours.

Benefits

Why light a white tea-scented candle? White tea has many health benefits, and its scent can also be calming or relaxing after a long day. White tea is known for its antioxidant properties, which can help to boost cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol, aid in weight loss, and prevent cancer.

Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body, and these free radicals are what can cause damage to your internal organs. White tea contains polyphenols, and these help to neutralize free radicals as well. 

Another benefit of white tea is that it is antibacterial. It is a natural killer of viruses and the bacteria that may cause them. This is because of white tea’s antioxidant properties.

The antioxidants in white tea strengthen the immune system significantly and provide protection from a variety of germs and different diseases. For example, it can help to protect from the common cold or reduce symptoms of certain diseases. White tea is also thought to relieve anxiety, improve alertness and focus, and aid with memory enhancements, due to an ingredient called L-theanine.

Scent

The scent of white tea is a mellow, earthy scent, with a hint of sweetness. It works well as a base scent as well and can pair with other scents such as mandarin, lemongrass, ginger, or jasmine– or a combination of a few of these scents. Because of its delicate sweetness, white tea can also be combined with other sweet scents such as warm vanilla. 

Grapefruit Scented Candles

Origin

Grapefruit is a citrus hybrid fruit and is believed to have originated in Barbados. It was an accidental cross between pomelo or shaddock and the sweet orange. Before it spread throughout the rest of the world, this fruit had become a popular treat for home consumption in the West Indies. Grapefruit grows on a flowering tree, which grows to be about the same size as an orange tree. It is a pulpy pink fruit with a tart and mildly acidic flavour. 

Benefits

Why should you choose a grapefruit scented candle, anyway? Grapefruit is said to have many benefits to the immune system. Like other citrus fruits, grapefruit is high in vitamin C. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that can protect the human body from bacteria and viruses.

It has also been shown that Vitamin C helps the body recover quicker from the common cold. Ingredients in grapefruit-like Vitamin A protect against inflammation and other infectious diseases. Vitamin B is another ingredient that can help aid the immune system and maintain your skin, which can be a protective barrier to infection. 

Grapefruit is also linked to improving heart health. This is due to the nutrients that are found in grapefruit, like potassium and fibre. Potassium has been shown to reduce high blood pressure and lower the risk of death from heart disease. Fibre is also shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. These ingredients can help to protect against conditions such as strokes as well. 

Scent

While grapefruit is a citrus fruit, it has a scent that is distinct from other citrus fruits such as lemons or limes. Its scent is bitter and zesty or tangy, with the particular scent that is common of citrus fruits.

Some liken its scent to the scent of vetiver. Grapefruit can be used on its own as a candle scent, or alternatively could be combined with scents such as peach, or other citrus scents like orange or lemon.