Aromatherapy candles are candles that contain an indefinite amount of essential oils. Essential oils are concentrated substances that come from plants and resins.
Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit.
Today we will talk about some of the popular essential oils, their unique features; as well as how to choose the right aroma candles for your home, and how to create a special atmosphere at home.
Essential oils can have different effects on the emotional and physical condition of a human being. Certain essential oils may help relieve feelings of stress. Also, a 2019 study found that inhaling lavender essential oil can reduce anxiety. Some essential oils can either fortify the immune system or eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses. While all essential oils contain antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties to some extent, some essential oils have more of one than the other.
Aromatherapy candles can help you relax, feel calm, energized and help your brain get into a more productive mindset. Eucalyptus candles are energizing and improve focus. Lemon candles also energizing and can relieve anxiety and depression.
Aromatherapy candles can lead to a path of wellness. Aroma candles come in a wide variety of scents. Below are some of the most common scents people use to positively affect their sense of well-being.
The gentle and non-invasive aroma of lavender is one of the most widespread aromatic candles for home. Lavender helps with stress, fights insomnia, it is a soothing and relaxing scent.
With a minty and uplifting smell, eucalyptus helps decongest the nose and provides relief from colds, sinusitis, and allergies. It is emanated also to build energy. Also, Eucalyptus is a purifying, cleansing, and clarifying essential oil that can improve air quality. Burning a eucalyptus candle can help to refresh and cleanse the air.
Chamomile is an age-old medicinal herb that has been used throughout history in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. It was used for its numerous medicinal purposes, now it is one of the most popular choices for relaxation today.
Chamomile scented candles are anti-inflammatory, sleep aid, anti-bacterial, stress reliever and antihistamine. Its primary benefits include its calming and therapeutic effects, along with the ability to support and enhance the immune system.
Tonka Bean has a warm and summery scent. It can be used to create an atmosphere that brings a sense of calm, encourages relaxation and promotes a healthy sleep cycle. It is also considered to contain aphrodisiac properties and is used to heighten sexual excitement.
Frankincense, also known as olibanum, is made from the resin of the Boswellia tree. This tree typically grows in the dry, mountainous regions of India, Africa, and the Middle East. Frankincense has a woody, spicy smell. Burning frankincense scented candles will activate poorly understood ion channels in the brain to alleviate anxiety or depression.
The beautiful floral scent of jasmine has a rich, exotic, tenacious and warm scent. Burning a candle with a jasmine aroma can uplift the mind and soul. By stimulating the feel-good hormones in the body, such as serotonin, anyone using jasmine can expect a boost of energy and uplifted mood.