Focus Candles For Productive Work At Home

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Did you know that scent can have a big impact on your productivity? Working at home is great, but it can get lonely and sometimes feel a little… well… dull. Those are feelings that will pull you out of your work instead of keeping you focused. That’s why working from home requires some special strategies in order to stay productive. Scent is an important factor to consider when you want to boost your productivity. Scent can decrease mental fatigue and calm nerves while also helping you remain alert and focused. Working from home can be a challenge if the right environment isn’t created, but a great scent can help you get there and maintain that productive state of mind. If you’re looking for ways to make your work-from-home life more enjoyable and productive, then keep reading! These tips will help you create the perfect working-from-home environment so that you can stay focused day in and day out.

scenting your space for success

Scenting Your Space for Success

When it comes to productivity, nothing is more important than having a well-appointed space for work and a generous cup of water. We do recommend having a dedicated office space when possible, but that's not always in the cards. For example, if you’re working from your kitchen table, you will likely be distracted and thinking about your next meal or snack. But, maybe that's the best solution for you given space constraints. Well, the kitchen isn't all bad! Aromatherapy tells us that there is merit to certain "kitchen" smells that you can incorporate into your workspace to really influence brain activity and amp up your focus. Citrus scents like lemon, herb notes like rosemary and peppermint, and spice notes like cinnamon all go a long way in stimulating focus. You can test these out for yourself by buying an essential oil or even a few essential oils and see which ones promote feelings of alertness and/or focus. Maybe one feels like an energy booster, another promotes concentration and another relieves a good amount of nervous tension (looking at you lavender). And feel free to cycle through different essential oils as needed throughout your day. Just a few drops will go a long way.

Candles Deliver the Aromatherapy and the Mood Too

Our favorite way to get the best scents into the room is through a fragrance candle, which can contain an essential oil or two but doesn't necessarily have to. A candle can have various uplifting capabilities and it is the first tool we employ to get our workspace right. The flame is so centering and the smell can be just what you need to set the mood, increase alertness and conquer your work. You will not have a hard time finding a great lemon, rosemary, peppermint, or cinnamon scent in candle form. Maybe though you want a scent that is a bit more relaxing than stimulating, a relaxing candle instead of a focus candle. Maybe that's just how you think best. In that case, lavender is the go-to for relaxed clear thinking. Its smell stimulates clear thinking in a helpful, gentle manner. At the end of the day, choose scents that you like and that feel helpful to you. Each one of the scents we mentioned from lemon to lavender does a great job of promoting concentration through smell. More than anything, a home office should be a place that you feel comfortable in and excited to go to every day, so pick what works best for you. You can even customize your assortment by building a candle gift set to try some for yourself.

candles for productive work

A Scented Tech Upgrade

While candles might be our favorite way to enjoy various fragrances, there is no doubt that an electric diffuser can also do the trick. There are many electric diffusers out there, but the Moodcast x Pura smart diffuser is definitely our pick as one of the best home fragrance products. They offer a wide range of fragrances covering the usual suspects: lemon (or really most citrus scents), rosemary, peppermint, cinnamon, and lavender. It even has a nightlight feature to stimulate more of your senses if the aroma isn't quite enough. As with the other formats, these scents will improve concentration, it's just a matter of finding what works best for you and that might change from day to day!

Scents That Make Business Sense

As a small fragrance business, we know the benefits of being productive when we're working. There are so many things we want to bring to life and that extra bit of focus goes a long way. Getting the mind and body into the zone is so important that we not only use our sense of smell to help us focus, but we also find the right music to aid in our productivity. Once you've gotten your scent(s) down try some different music to really boost your output. A great lofi playlist or some deep house seems to fit the bill for us, but productivity is in the ear of the beholder.

Candle Scents That Make Business Sense


The scent in your home office, or whatever space you designate as such, has a big impact on your productivity and should not be overlooked. Finding the right scent shouldn't be too difficult and likely there will be more than one "right" scent. Each new day may bring a new need to the forefront that a different scent better captures. Or maybe you just need the variety to keep you on your toes. Whatever it is you choose, the productivity boost is around the corner.

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