Candles have long been associated with romance and relaxation, as well as with many religious ceremonies. You will even find candles being lit in 12 step meetings for recovery from alcoholism and addiction to signify the movement from the darkness of addiction into the light of recovery.
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There are three main forms of wax candles – namely Paraffin, Beeswax and Soy.
Paraffin candles are manufactured from paraffin wax, which is a byproduct of the refinement process of crude oil. Due to the fact it has a low cost to manufacture it is used by the majority of commercial candle manufacturers. Paraffin candles release toxins into the air when they are burnt. Paraffin candles burn faster than Beeswax or Soy candles.
Beeswax candles are manufactured from wax that is produced as a byproduct from honey-making. Beeswax is very firm, has a slight fragrance and has a natural color. Many candle manufacturers prefer the hard wax, however the natural fragrance can cause conflicts with pure formulas.
Soy candles can be made from vegetable oil or soybean. Soy wax creamy and soft. It is important to note that if a candle has 51% soy it can be branded as a soy candle – check the purity of Soy candles before you purchase.
The most eco-friendly choice candles are therefore Beeswax and Soy candles to enjoy the maximum benefits from scented candles. It may be a much better move to go for custom candles than opt for commercially manufactured candles.
Here are some incredible benefits of aromatherapy candles that you simply can’t ignore:
Ambiance & A Happy Home
We’ll just this one out the way first. Candles create an amazing ambiance in your home and scented candles are even better. They will keep your home looking and smelling amazing, along with many other benefits. Candles make for beautiful decor even if they are never even used.
If you are looking to create a romantic for a date or a relaxed setting for a dinner party candles are a great way to create the perfect setting.
Smell has long been associated with memories and triggering emotions – you can create a happy home through burning aromatherapy candles associated with peaceful and loving memories. Jasmine, lavender, vanilla, sandalwood and cinnamon are all great choices for burning in your home to create a feeling of well-being and happiness.
The right combination of essential oils and herbs in aromatherapy candles can relieve anxiety and reduce stress. It is important to find the right scent that works for you. Great scents to try for reducing stress are lavender, peppermint, lemon balm, mandarin, clary sage and rose.
If you have a stuffy nose aromatherapy candles can act as a decongestant as well as help you to relieve symptoms of colds and flu. A peppermint oil candle, eucalyptus or black pepper oil candle will do a great job in this department.
If you struggle with a sleep disorder aromatherapy candles can be an amazing natural remedy to help you have better sleep. Lavender, marjoram, chamomile and sandalwood will all help you to relax and have better sleep.
Boost Your Energy
When you are in need of a boost of energy aromatherapy candles can also come very much in handy. Bergamot, lemon, cinnamon and ginger aromatherapy candles are all known to help with focus and to boost your energy.
Feeling mentally exhausted can be as bad or even worse than physical tiredness. It is possible to overcome mental fatigue using aromatherapy candles. Basil, bergamot, eucalyptus and peppermint can help you to overcome mental fatigue and even a mental block.
Relief For Aching Muscles
Burning ginger aromatherapy candles can help to relieve sore and aching muscles.
Tired of mosquitoes buzzing around your home at night? The solution is so simple. Get some citronella oil candles – insects detest the smell of citronella. You can even pack them with you when you go camping to keep all the insects at bay.