According to recent research, the link between smell and memory is completely unconscious. The smell can trigger memories, but we can't make ourselves remember something by smelling it - unfortunately!
Evolutionarily speaking, the smell is our oldest sense and is closely related to emotion. Whether smell can improve learning has been studied for years, but the jury is still out.
However, there have been studies proving that smell can improve productivity. Research has even shown that scent can be used to boost concentration levels and help with afternoon brain fog.
So there certainly seems to be no harm in using candles to help you create an environment that is more conducive to effective learning.
Now that you know that scent promotes focus, concentration, and productivity, we want to share with you the best candles to help you learn.
When studying with candles, we recommend the following routines to help you adjust to your learning environment:
1. Turn off and put away all your distractions.
2. Set up your space with the tools you need to learn (snacks are also important).
3. Write a realistic list of what you will be tackling and know how long you plan to spend on each topic - but remember to take breaks!
4. Choose your candle or multiple candles to help you learn.
5. Take the time to light your candles or candles and arrange them in the best way to spread the scent (some larger candles you'll want to place further apart, and smaller ones closer together). We like to keep them in view so you can see their calm glow and watch them burn as you work.