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Fragrances and how they can help your mental health

Did you know that the month of may is mental health awareness month and at Willow and Thyme, we understand how fragrances can affect your mood, health, and wellbeing. Certain fragrances can stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and endorphins which contribute to the feeling of happiness. One keyway that fragrances affect your mental wellbeing is by evoking memories. The area of your brain that processes smell is close to where your memories are stored. Different smells can relate to positive emotions and have a calming effect.

Smelling certain fragrances can also reduce the heart rate, lower blood pressure and slow down breathing. These physiological effects are particularly helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. The calming effect is due to the aroma having a solid connection to nature which helps you associate them with the great outdoors. This sooths the mind and makes you feel less anxious in return.

Who, s been out in the beautiful sunshine this week gardening?

Well at willow and Thyme we have the perfect fragrances to remind you of the garden and the great outdoors.

Our spring / summer range is perfect for everyone’s preferences as we make everything from

Wild Mint,

 Eucalyptus and mint

 Citrus Basil

Rosemary and Sage

Cucumber and Aloe vera

Lemongrass and Ginger

English Rose

And our amazing Tomato Vine!............Plus many, many more!

Just one smell of our Tomato Vine fragrance and it takes me straight back to my childhood of being in my lovely Dads greenhouse and pinching all the lovely ripe tomatoes that he grew.

Our Tomato Vine fills up your room with a scent that is enhanced by light undertones of leafy greens, Geranium and Violet. Incorporated into the formula for this distinctive fragrance is a delightful trace of moss, Cedar, Tonka and Vetiver.

Our stunning  melts and candles are handmade in Yorkshire and are made from 100% natural soy wax, Vegan, Cruelty free and responsibly sourced.