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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Whether they’re woodsy, grassy, mossy, or piney, earth scents are some of our favorites. Maybe it’s cooler weather or leaves turning that is making us want to explore or maybe it's a desire to peel our noses away from our phones and connect to the great outdoors. At The Rustic House, we favor scents that smell like real life. We also love scents that remind us of happy times. In this case, memories of climbing a tree as a kid, balancing on a fallen log or a trip to a tree farm to choose the perfect holiday tree. Earthy scents can also...

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Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and spice, and everything smells nice [ ahh... holidays smells ] Our sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. The holiday season brings a plethora of smells certain to remind us of happy times. Perhaps it's the spicy combination of cinnamon and oranges on a Thanksgiving table... or the comforting and sweet smell of brown sugar or vanilla wafting from the kitchen... Bottom line, we love the feelings of warmth and contentment that accompany our favorite holiday scents.  

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The Power of Scent

The Power of Scent

Did you know that scent is the most memorable of all of your 5 senses? Numerous behavioral studies over the years reveal smells can trigger more intense emotional memories than images actually do.  Savoring the aroma of coffee (or our Java) gives us a jolt of energy, getting a whiff of cinnamon, sweet vanilla, and mandarin oranges (or our Orange Peel + Cinnamon) make us feel cozy and at home, and the smokey essence of a fire (or our Bonfire) reminds us gathering with friends around a roaring fire.  Our candle line gives you the opportunity to create new sensorial...

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We LOVE Candles! But why?

We LOVE Candles! But why?

We know everyone loves them, but we thought we'd take a moment to explore why we love them so much... They bring us relaxation.  Perhaps the most important reason... because we're all struggling to find balance in a stress filled world.   They have aromatherapy benefits. Some scents may keep you calm while others may energize you. Some aid in productivity while others improve memory. They make great gifts.  Candles are perfect for men or women, teachers or co-workers, and especially for that last minute gift you forgot to buy.   They evoke emotions and create mood. Familiar scents trigger past memories,...

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