Candle scents and mood: How are they linked?

19 August 2022

Scent and mood go together like gin and tonic. While we know that different smells can have a big impact on how a room feels and the atmosphere of a space, we may not realise it but the same aromas can make equally big differences to our mood itself. 

Certain scents can influence us to feel a certain way, making us feel calm, energised, or relaxed. We have taken a look into some of our favourite smells to explain how they make us feel, and why we’ve used them in Mila Maven apothecary products


Sandalwood is a scent found in many different home products because of its association with lower stress levels, calmness, and properties said to alleviate anxiety and nervousness. Because of this, Sandalwood can promote better quality sleep, making us feel better rested when we wake up.

We paired this scent with Amber in our Dark Amber & Sandalwood Diffuser, to bring a sense of opulence and comfort to the naturally calming scent of Sandalwood.


Although the scent of Eucalyptus is said to aid sleep, it is also known for being energising and rejuvenating, helping to aid mood and increase energy. The scent of Eucalyptus is ideal for when you are feeling lethargic, stressed, or in need of a pick-me-up.

Shop the Mila Maven Geranium, Eucalyptus and Orange Reed Diffuser to ensure this luxury scentinhabits your home.


One of our favourite scents, Jasmine has been associated with a variety of mental health benefits. The scent has been linked to the production of calming chemicals in the brain, and some professionals have claimed it can aid mild anxiety and depression.

Our Oud & Jasmine Scented Candle will be a welcome addition to any home and will fill your space with a relaxing and comforting scent.

Pink Pepper

Pink Pepper is a spicy and sharp smell that compliments rosey and woody tones. The scent of Pink Pepper can help to evoke a feeling of comfort and reassurance, making anyone feel at home.

One of our most popular candle scents, try our Rock Rose & Pink Pepper Candle if you are looking to add this cheerful and homely aroma to a room in your house.

Lifestyle with Mila Maven

As well as luxury scented candles and beautiful homeware, including our Femme Vase, you can get lifestyle tips from Mila Maven. We post insights about how to decorate your outdoor space, and how to use a reed diffuser, showing you the best way to elevate your home.

Make sure to keep up to date with the Mila Maven shop and blog for our latest products and lifestyle tips!