If College Majors Were Bath And Body Works Candles

If College Majors Were Bath And Body Works Candles

If your degree had a scent, what would it smell like?

f only college Majors were Bath and Body Works candles, how fabulous would that be?!

If you are anything like me, you love scents, especially Bath and Body Works scents- they are all delicious. Listed are 13 majors described with 13 Bath and Body Works candles. Put your imagination to use while reading each major.

1. Engineering - Flannel

The candle includes aroma of a fresh apple crisp, bergamot and a manly scent of mahogany wood. Engineering Majors are heavy on math, which goes along with the 'Apple' symbol. The bergamot oil in the candle helps with stress and anxiety, and with engineering majors a lot of thinking goes into the work, which can easily trigger stress. I visualize the major being classified as a 'manly' major, not saying women aren't capable, because 'girl power' - we can do anything we put our mind too. However, the manly scent that mahogany wood gives off puts in perspective of a masculine job within my imagination.

2. Agriculture - White Barn Evergreen

    Any agriculture major deals with outdoor life, which consists evergreen, wood, floral, etc. The aroma's in the 'White Barn Evergreen,' puts me deep into nature. The fresh cedar-wood in the candle gives off the woodsy smell scent.

3. History, Criminal Justice - Black Tie

    Dressed up in your tailored suit or business attire outfit, either of these majors are sharp and precise just like the smell of 'Black Tie.'

4. Music, Art, Art History, Dance, etc. - Tis' The Season.

    Art consist of a warm and pleasant presentation and somewhat spicy with a mysterious feeling behind it. Most people overlook the intensity of the major, but yet enjoy the beauty of it at the same time. The complexity of either concentration within the major goes hand with this delicious candle. Starting with a spicy cinnamon scent - heavier on the aroma of the apple, tapering down to the complex addition, fresh pine scent.

5. Interior Design - Serene (aquamarine)

    Interior Design is a major that most women gravitate to.. I mean, hello.. Us women love to decorate. It's soothing, relaxing, and challenging too. Although I am not an Interior Design major, I can only imagine the beauty that goes into it and the reward that follows. The candles name 'Serene' goes great with the definition of the word 'Serene,' which mean calm, peaceful, to be untroubled and the state of being tranquil.

6. Science and Chemistry - Aromatherapy (Stress Relief with Eucalyptus and Spearmint)

    I know for me, when I took Chemistry I was overwhelmed with all the feels- my brain probably wanted to explode.. but hey, here's to you Science/Chem majors. This major is not for everyone to say the least. Because of the challenge that goes into this major, I'd compare 'Stress Relief candle' to this. Eucalyptus and Spearmint combined soothes the brain allowing it to focus and release any built up stress. Also, eucalyptus can increase energy and brainwave activity and with these two majors - the brain could use that.

7. Math - Winter Candy Apple

I classify this major with the A+ Apple in which symbolizes a continuous tradition. As to why apples are symbolized to teachers, many explanations have been explained but no clear reason is underlined.

8. Psychology - Comfort (Vanilla and Patchouli)

Vanilla calms the mind and enhances the stage of relaxation, while the Patchouli essential oil provides an aroma of harmony. Psychology majors calms minds and focus on unraveling layers of one in a relaxing manor.

9. Journalism - Aromatherapy (Relax - Lavender and Cedarwood)

Most people find Journalist and English majors quite odd. They ask, "How do you find writing amusing or fun?" Being a journalist major, writing allows me to find a tranquil mood but also challenging just like any other major is. Finding stories to write about, pitches to pitch, beats to center around, and deadlines to meet keeps writers on their feet. Comparing the majors to the candle - the lavender scent brings a sweet calming atmosphere, such as the act of writing, while the cedar wood throws a twist to the scent, the tedious work that goes into writing.

10. International Affairs - Coastal Jasmine

Travel is the one word that describes this candle. The name 'coastal' sells the imagination while smelling this candle.

11. Business - Mahogany Teakwood

The White Barn candle gives a clean aroma with a touch of cologne. If I could imagine a sharp dressed business man or business woman, I'd classify them being clean and dressed to the T.

12. Nursing - Aromatherapy (Energy - Orange and Ginger)

The candle brings energy and alertness and being a nurse/nursing major, the work load requires a lot of late night studies and attentive hands on work.

13. Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality - Cinnamon Caramel Swirl

If you are anything like me, you go straight to the candles that smell like food!! Bath and Body Works have always had the yummiest candles that unlocks the sweet-tooth sensation!

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Technology is a rising burden on peoples' mental well-being.

Mental health seems to be a rising problem in this generation. I have heard people say that doctors just hand out diagnoses to anyone, or that people are too soft nowadays. I never agreed with this, but it is so true that mental health is becoming a bigger struggle each and every day. It is to the point that it is not a surprise anymore to hear "so and so had a mental break down," or "this person had an anxiety attack." Why is this? Why is this becoming the norm?

A conversation I had the other day with a friend gave me some insight that I hadn't considered before.

Why are there more mental health problems today then there were 30 years ago? TECHNOLOGY. Not just technology in forms of social media. It is not unknown that social media causes diseases such as eating disorders, depression or other mental health problems because social media allows people to portray the best version of themselves. The stress-free, happy, tan pictures on a luxurious vacation — taken with the perfect angle to make their body look fabulous.

The grass is not greener on the other side like people assume though. Thinking that these people on social media are perfect and don't have any problems could not be further from wrong. But it is so destructive and discouraging to see all these social media platforms — and it's hard not to get down on yourself for it. Everyone faces hardships and struggles that the outsider does not see through social media though.

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On an educational level, this gives professors a perpetual line of communication to you. They can instruct outside of the classroom. They can assign homework outside of the classroom. They can change the assignment, or even send an email about a mandatory event they want us to go to out of the blue.

This can be extremely stressful for students. I know I have run into multiple occasions where my professor will email me and say "please read this article for Monday." Sometimes they will email and change the due date on the assignment or add to the assignment they had given in class.

This is incredibly stressful and can be the root of many mental health problems because even when a student thinks they are caught up and can maybe relax over the weekend, just a quick email can change that in an instant.

After school, this doesn't change. Careers are no better. People put in their 40 hours of work for the week, but in today's world, most bosses have their employees' phone numbers. Even when we are not at work, we are held reliable as an employee constantly.

It would be unprofessional to not reply to your boss's text message about a question they have. Technology allows people to pick up a phone and ask you to come in early, or call and ask if you can come cover a shift. Some jobs even supply work cell phones so they can contact you 24/7. This is so stressful because a day off might not actually be a day off.

Communication through technology is a great thing. But it can cause a lot of mental health issues because 24/7 I am held accountable as a student and an employee. There is no time off, there are no breaks. I can be on spring break, and my professor still has the power to assign whatever he wants — and I have to comply.

If I take a vacation from work, I am still only a phone call away, a phone call that most likely will start off as, "Sorry, I know you're on vacation, but I was wondering if you could..."

This is a challenge that people did not face 30 years ago. It was normal and acceptable to just go off the grid. It was okay to go on a vacation and not look at a screen for the entire trip. Now, if I don't reply to an email in 24 hours, I will probably be reprimanded or lose points in a class.

If I need to be an employee and a student 24/7, when do I have time to just be me? It is necessary to take breaks and step away from work and school once and awhile. This is an ever-increasing struggle though and more and more peoples' mental health is at stake.

While it is hard to get away from this entirely, remember to take time for yourself and that you are a person, not just a student/employee-robot. Take care of yourself and your mental well-being.

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