Candles have become the epitome of class and luxury. When it comes to floating candles and tealight candles, they are the most versatile type of candles, which can be used for enhancing the appearance and reflecting the décor theme of any space or occasion. Whether used as centerpieces or as accent décor, these candles create a fresh and modern look. Floaters and tealights can be used to create an elegant or rustic look depending on the type of glass containers used.
Nowadays, floaters and tealights are considered a nice addition to the table setting. These candles can create a cozy and pleasant atmosphere in every event.
Floating candles or floaters are very versatile decorative candles. They can be placed in any vessel that holds water. They come in different shapes and are designed to ensure they will remain stable as they burn rather than tipping or sinking and extinguishing themselves. Floating candles can be added to water features in your garden and around your home. Scattered across your swimming pool, they will create a beautiful effect. Just make sure your pool pump is turned off.
Floaters are very popular as a centerpiece at your dinner table or for your next event. Depending on the theme of your event you can use different décor elements such as flowers or a fern leaf, fruit, seashells or sequins.
Tealight candles or tealights are candles encased in a thin aluminum or plastic cup so that the candle can liquefy completely while lit. They are typically small, circular, and wider than their height. Because of their small size and low level of light, multiple tealights are often burned simultaneously.
Tealights can come in many different sizes, small and large, as well as burn times and scents. However, the most common tealight is 1.5 in by 0.63 in, with white unscented wax. A standard tealight candle typically has a burn time anywhere between 3-5 hours.
According to professional designers, the most exquisite floaters and tealights are white, although there are many other shades. The ideal décor option for creating a chic atmosphere is the combination of these candles with transparent glass, as such an alliance is perfect for any color scheme of the table.
To achieve a romantic mood in the house, you can use small candlesticks in the form of flowers or vintage lanterns made of white-painted metal wire.
If you are seeking something bright, place tealight candles in colored glass candlesticks. The interesting fact is that the sophistication of the shape of the candlestick does not play any role: tealights will sparkle with new colors even in simple, hand-painted jars. This technique works great for creating color effects in a table setting - similar to other elements of the table.
If you choose to use colored tealight candles, the rules of good taste suggest a neutral tone for candlesticks. Another option is to use a colored tealight in a transparent candlestick, wrap the latter with a simple white cloth and tied it with a thin ribbon in the color of the candle.
For colored floating candles, get contrasting ones and place them in “layers” in a tall vase, and put flowers and acrylic pebbles at the bottom.
Placing floating candles in a glass is a well-known technique. But nowadays there is another trendy technique for tealights and glasses: the glass is turned upside down and acts as an elegant candlestick. How simple and brilliant that is! To get a more chic design, take the tealight out of the aluminum/plastic cup.
A spectacular solution, supposedly coming from Southeast Asia. Combine them with a long narrow boat tray or flower petals, it will look amazing.
Easter is hopping around the corner! This is one of those holidays that take you by surprise. There’s not a lot of time left and plenty of things to do so you might be tempted to overlook some of the details such as the Easter table. But you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of time preparing them. We have some great ideas for you to try this year.
There are many ways you can incorporate the season's freshest flowers and brilliant colors into last-minute decorations. Easter colorful decorations will make this day even brighter and more joyful. By choosing the perfect décor for a feast, you can create a special mood.
If you usually don't cover tables with tablecloths, it's worth making an exception for Easter. The traditional décor of the Easter table “requires” a tablecloth in white or delicate pastel colors - light green, blue, and pink. Whereas, a tablecloth with typical Easter patterns such as eggs, chickens, and rabbits will be even better. You can also use a table runner for your tablescape: this option will look especially good on a wooden table.
As a beautiful tablescape for Easter, it is best to use textile napkins that match the tone of your tablecloth or table runner. But instead of just stacking them next to cutlery, get creative. Napkins can be beautifully tied with colored ribbons or inserted into bunny napkin rings. Another interesting option for Easter tablescape is to fold napkins into a figure, for example, in the form of bunny ears.
A beautifully designed basket is the main decoration of the Easter table. Decorate the Easter basket with ribbons, an embroidered towel, fresh flowers and some cute bunnies.
Candles are essential for creating a cozy homely atmosphere, so you should definitely put them on the festive table. Here are some cool Easter ideas:
Candle eggs. Poke a small hole on the top of a raw egg, discard the contents and rinse a little with clean water. After that, pour melted wax into the shell. When it completely hardens (within 40-60 minutes), carefully peel the wax egg from the shell.
Candles in shells. You can beautifully decorate the table for Easter by inserting tealight candles into multi-colored eggshells. To keep them from falling, use candlesticks or homemade nests. You can also purchase ready-made candles of any shape and color.
What's the easiest way to decorate an Easter table? Use the proven method and arrange a few themed figurines. The Easter spirit is best conveyed by rabbit figurines. Other figurine options are hens and chickens, angels, and beautifully painted eggs.
Everything related to chickens and birds, in general, looks very good for the Easter tablescape, as it is directly associated with the main symbol of the holiday - eggs. Therefore, decorative nests on the table for Easter help to create the right mood. You can buy ready-made ones or make them yourself, decorating them with feathers, straw, dried flowers or fresh flowers. You can put eggs or small gifts for guests in the nests.
Pay attention to the dishes you are planning to put on the table for the Easter dinner. The entire décor of the house and the table in one style looks noble and beautiful. To create a solemn atmosphere, purchase not only plates, but also various accessories such as coasters, napkin holders, sets for spices, etc. If desired, dishes with images of rabbits, flowers or chickens will make the Easter mood.
Take advantage of the season’s colors and prepare a magnificent bouquet to decorate your home. A composition of fresh flowers can be put on a coffee table in the living room, next to the window in the kitchen, or on a mantel. The festive table can be decorated with several small bouquets. And don't forget the beautiful vase. To give the table a romantic touch, place the flowers in a basket, metal teapot or watering can. Mini-bouquets for guests can be arranged in paper bags and tied with bright ribbons.
There are many ways to serve Easter-colored eggs. An egg stand will look very original on the Easter table: The easiest option is to purchase dishes for serving eggs. Most often these plates have beautiful patterns, so it does not need additional décor. You can also use small nests or make small boxes or boats out of thick colored paper, and lay the eggs in them.
Arrangements with floating candles are a great way to decorate an interior or a festive event. Such an original décor will perfectly complement a wedding decoration or a romantic dinner. The use of floating candles creates a special atmosphere: their soft flickering reflected from the water surface fills a room with bright tints of glare and subdued light. Such unusual decorations look good on a table, as well as in a more intimate environment.
To make a decorative arrangement with floating candles you will need:
If you want to make a single composition, prepare a round vase, the size of which will allow you to place several items inside. Fill the container with water and carefully place the floating candles in the center. Cut off the stems of the flowers and place the flower heads in the vase so that they are freely balanced on the surface. Any flowers are suitable for a decorative arrangement, but varieties with large buds work better. For example, you can use bright gerberas, chamomiles, daisies, orchids, roses, or gardenias that have large petals that will create the right proportions.
This design option involves the creation of a more complex compositional scheme based on the simultaneous decoration of several vases at once. For décor, you will need three containers of the same shape, but different sizes. Fill each vase halfway with water. Put three floating candles in the first vase, only one candle in the second vase, and flowers in the third vase. Make sure to shorten the flowers in advance to the desired length. As a result, you will get an unusual design, which will look fresh and extraordinary due to the difference in the height of the containers and the contrasting combination of elements.
If there are no beautiful vases at hand, you can even use ordinary glass jars to create a composition. Simply decorate the jar with a decorative ribbon around the neck, and complete the décor with floating candles by placing one in each jar.
Whichever design option you choose, candles will allow you to create a romantic and cozy environment quickly and without hassle. You can create your own arrangement by choosing a design to your taste. Any transparent container will do as a base. For example, you can use crystal or glass bowls, goblets and even glasses. The main thing is that the containers are transparent and do not draw all attention to themselves. You can also use beads, crystals, pebbles, artificial pearls, berries, etc. as décor elements with your floating candles.
As for the candles themselves, many variations are also possible here. When choosing the candles consider the season and features of the event for which the composition is being created. For the New Year, you can use white star-shaped candles, and for Valentine's Day, red heart-shaped candles are the perfect fit. Candles imitating flowers or butterflies will look appropriate for spring events, while for summer you can pick up shell candles that will set the tone for the whole composition.
If desired, a little food dye can be added to the water to give the liquid a hue that will blend harmoniously with decorative elements and flowers.
You can apply your creativity and imagination when creating decorations with floating candles. Experiment, and you will get a unique design that will become a real decoration of any solemn or family event.
Lighting a scented candle can easily become part of your yoga practice or meditation ritual; a physical act to set the stage for reflection and fill the room with soothing notes.
Meditation is a concept originating from the prehistoric period. It refers to any form of spiritual practice: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Taoism and other practices. Meditation is a special process that will make you achieve spiritual growth and “enlightenment”. The essence of meditation is the acquisition of inner freedom, which is impossible without the “silence of the mind”. What does it mean? - the absence of obsessive thoughts, peace of mind and focus on the present moment.
Nowadays, meditation can be practiced without any religious or spiritual overtones. In the rhythm of modern life, meditation allows you to relax both physically and spiritually, to relieve the load of stress. We have all been in a meditative state, for example, when we looked at the flames of a fire or clouds floating across the sky, time flew by so imperceptibly. However, conscious meditation is a skill that is developed by practice. In order to enhance the effect of meditation and help achieve the desired state, various methods and attributes are used that improve concentration, relieve nervous tension, improve blood circulation in the brain, and so on. The most common attributes of meditation include:
Today we are going to talk about the use of scented candles in meditation. Scented candles are a perfect way to transform any space into the ideal place for a calming yoga session or meditation practice. Using candles for yoga and meditation at home or within a studio can support you in focusing your mind, anchoring your practice and moving into a mentally and physically calming space. The right combination of scents can take weight from our shoulders, evoke creativity and help with emotional healing.
Traditional scents used in yoga and meditation include sandalwood and frankincense, though there are now of course many more to explore for your yoga practice. Scents are an essential part of yoga practice, as a smell can promote strong emotional reactions, such as relaxation.
Whilst incense is traditionally used in yoga, as it’s believed to purify the air and soothe the mind, body and spirit – some can find it a little overpowering. Candles for yoga and meditation are a perfect alternative for creating a soothing space.
Many studios consciously choose candles for yoga to create a peaceful atmosphere for meditation and yoga classes.
The ambiance and mood can be set with just a few candles, but it comes down to knowing which scents will help to support different types of yoga and meditation. Scents like vetiver and sweet marjoram have woody and earthy qualities, perfect for creating a warm and relaxing atmosphere. Fragrances like rosemary and lemon can energize and focus you during your yoga practice. There are other scents that are well known for being stress-relieving, relaxing, and unwinding, such as lavender, sage, and sandalwood. Using candles for meditation can help to transport your mind to a soothed space, signaling to your mind that now is the time to sit, to be still.
Historically, candles have been a significant and traditional element of rituals and spiritual practices. Whether placed at an altar, lit at shrines and statues, or the flames to honor the memory of loved ones, candles have long been richly symbolic.
Take your time to set the intention as you light your candle. Look out for candles with jasmine which promotes relaxation, or sage which has been a long-used scent in meditation practices.
Start your practice by dimming any lights, whether closing curtains or turning off artificial lights so you can focus on the light of the candles.
Set up your candle or candles across the room so you create a soothing ambiance of flickering light, or set one candle in front of you to act as a focal point during your meditation.
Next, make sure you’re in a comfortable position and wearing loose, soft clothing. Pick a candle to gaze at, as a starting point to settle your thoughts. Let the flickering candle occupy your mind.
From here, you can shift your meditation into one with your eyes closed or choose to focus on something else other than the candle’s flame.
As Easter approaches, it is good to know what candles are used for that holiday. Also known as Easter candles or Christ candles, paschal candles are an important part of the fifty-day Easter season celebration of many Christian religions throughout the world. Paschal candles are large candles that have important Christian symbols on them. The decorations on a paschal candle include:
White Candle - the candle itself is white, which along with gold, is the liturgical color of the Easter season.
A Cross - this is usually the center of the design. These are usually red and/or gold.
Alpha and Omega - to represent the beginning and the end, are above (alpha) and below (omega) the cross.
The Year - either surrounding the cross (2 numbers on top of the cross arms and 2 numbers under the cross arms) or the full year can be at the bottom of the candle.
Cloves - 5 cloves can be included on the candle. These represent the nails that hung Jesus on the cross, and also the 5 wounds of Christ. These are placed into the end of the arm of each cross, and one right in the middle of the cross.
Eucharistic Symbols - this can include the Paschal Lamb, Guadalupe, Eucharist, chalice, grapes, wheat, pelican, etc. These symbols are usually under the traditional cross.
Generally made of at least fifty-one percent beeswax, the paschal candles for Easter remains in its place in the front of the church throughout the Easter season and is lit for all services. Once the fifty-day Easter season ends, on Pentecost, the candle is moved to its position by the baptismal font and is lit for all baptisms. It is also lit for all funeral services and is placed next to the casket at those times. In both baptism and funeral services, the significance of the paschal candle decorations remains the same as they were during the Easter season. They are symbols that God is always present with you from the beginning to the end.
Candle safety tips - Candles add personality to your décor, establish an element of peace and serenity, and make your home smell great. While there are many benefits to burning candles, proper candle safety is important to prevent accidents or injuries.
Follow these precautionary measures when using candles:
Do not leave a burning Candle unattended for a long time.
Light the candle only after placing it on a candlestick.
Do not leave the burning candle unattended, especially if there are small children or animals in the room.
Place the candles at a distance of no closer than 4” from each other.
Do not place a burning candle on a windowsill or near flammable objects (books, newspapers, etc.).
It is not recommended to store candles in direct sunlight, as ultraviolet destroys dyes and can lead to fading, or near heating devices, since candles can be deformed under heat.
In order to extinguish a candle, one should cover it with some object (candle snuffer), excluding the supply of oxygen.
Before lighting a candle, remove all labels, decorations and accessories.
Place the candle in the candlestick evenly, steadily, and not at an angle.
Do not leave the candle in a place that is breezy (in the wind or draft) otherwise, the candle may fade or it will not burn evenly.
The length of the wick should be no more than 0.3”, otherwise the candle may start flickering and smoking. Frequently cut the wick if necessary.
So why are candles relaxing! Multiple research has shown that candles have a calming effect. The soft and magical light of a candle is an important component of mind and body relaxation. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, or a bubble bath, candles recreate a soothing atmosphere for every occasion. Researchers found that the flame of a candle soothes the soul, helps calm anxiety and aggression, relieves stress, and even leads to a meditative state.
The soft flickering of candlelight creates a relaxing atmosphere and adds a sense of warmth. The flicker of candlelight produces a lovely ambiance that simply cannot be replicated. And when you focus on that soft candle flame, your brain receives a signal, resulting in your body and mind relaxation. Relaxing under the light of a candle improves mental state, energizes, improves sleep, boosts immunity, and alleviates painful feelings.
Scented candles, on the other hand, have additional advantages. Besides soft candlelight, the brain "senses" scent notes of calming scents. All of us have special scents that bring us joy and remind us of happy moments in life. The aroma of a candle stimulates the limbic system of the brain, which includes the amygdala and the hippocampus, the regions related to emotion and memory. Dopamine is being released, which is responsible for allowing you to feel pleasure, satisfaction, and motivation.
Research shows that scented candles and essential oils can help reduce stress. Regular aromatherapy helps to relieve feelings of fear, anxiety, and stress.
Lavender, geraniums, and myrrh aromas are effective in treating psychological and physiological disorders. Ylang-ylang evokes a feeling of joy, and jasmine gives more energy and positivity. Mint improves memory and brain functionality, and geranium, rosemary, romaine, and lemon help with anxiety.
Psychologists advise buying scented candles with a citrus aroma in order to maintain a positive mood during the pandemic. These candles improve the mood and give positive energy. Orange and lime are the best medicines for anxiety and agitation.