I have heard the sense of smell referred to as the ‘most memorative’ of the five senses, because the part of the brain responsible for our sense of smell (the limbic system) is related to feelings and memory.

So I shouldn’t have been surprised when one whiff of Juara’s Candlenut Hand and Body Balm transported me back in time twenty-one years, when I held my baby sister for the very first time. It’s so strange and amazing how that memory, long buried in the recesses of my mind, came flooding back thanks to lotion! I don’t know what my newborn baby sister and Candlenut Hand and Body Balm have in common, but it’s something powerful. Something I can’t shake. It astounds me that I can’t remember what I wore to work three days ago and I don’t know what I ate for dinner last Friday, but I can clearly recall Lauren’s soft and clean scent when she was just a few hours old.

Every time my hands get dry and I smooth on Candlenut Hand and Body Balm, I smile. Not just because the scent summons a very happy memory; but also because the rich formula deeply nourishes my winter-ravaged hands and leaves them soft and supple, with a velvety finish.

Juara products are available in select stores and at juaraskincare.com.

1 Comment on Hand Cream and Happy Memories

  1. *ackj*
    January 26, 2009 at 2:08 AM (9 years ago)

    I use this product. I found it in a small, yet indulgent spa/salon in Washington, DC (it’s called Celadon; if you ever get the chance to go, take it!). I am completely in love with this hand creme. It doesn’t make my hands greasy or shiney. It doesn’t make my hands sticky. It doesn’t require moisture gloves. It just sinks in instantly, and leaves the skin on your hands so very soft. To top it off, it smells softly, and doesn’t compete with perfume. The scent isn’t too rich; it’s earthy, but doesn’t smell like patchouli. I have just moved to Philly from DC, and I can’t find it anywhere. I begged the ladies at Sephora, but they sold me a Fresh product apologetically. Fresh is great. But it’s not even CLOSE to the same. And for $10 for the purse size, it’s a bargain.