When I heard about an all natural aromatherapy line of candles for dogs, I had to know more. It seemed almost goofy, but upon investigation Sniff Pet Candles has convincing research about how our furry loved ones interrupt the world and how they can benefit from their sense of smell.
Dogs rely on their sense of smell much the way humans rely on eyesight. To gain some perspective, consider this: Humans have approximately 5 million scent-detecting receptors while dogs can have over 50 times that, based on their breed. For example, dachshunds stand strong at 125 million, beagles sniff at 225 million, and topping the chart at 300 million is the bloodhound breed.
This line of candles has the perfect blend of essential oils to offer emotional balance and calming energy for your pooch. The “Field of Dreams” scent was designed to resemble a breath of fresh air for those city dogs who can’t always get out for a stroll. With lavender as its base, which is known to reduce stress, it is combined with amber and earthly notes of vetiver, and anchored with sandalwood. The result is a relaxed dog who is ready to drift off to dreamland.
The best part is that these candles smell just as delicious to pet owners, so you can enjoy the scent along with your pup.
$38 for the 11-ounce candle. Available at sniffpetcandles.com
A portion of the proceeds are donated to animal rescue organizations across the U.S., including the Pets Trust in Miami and Miami Pets Alive.