Create the right atmosphere in minutes
Our sense of smell is able to influence the perception of the world: just one correctly selected aroma and you completely dissolve in it, saturate with new energy and clear your mind of excess. It’s not necessary to overcome countless miles in search of “the very one” place in order to achieve this feeling: you can start by using aroma therapy candles that will help create the right atmosphere in a matter of minutes.
Do raw materials used in scented candles play a role in this?
Aroma therapy candles are designed in a way that their usage and the sense of smell we get from them influences our minds, mood, and well-being. Some scents help to cheer up, fill up with energy and catch a wave of activity. Others have the exact opposite effect: they remove anxiety, soothe, relieve tension and help us sleep better.
The market for aroma candles is huge and the supply covers the demand of any nature. Aromatherapy with the help of scented candles is very popular: for many, aromatherapy with scented candles is a daily ritual and an integral part of creating comfort in the house. The success of the whole procedure largely relies not only on the right scent but also on the quality of the candles themselves. Therefore, the question of what scented candles are made of remains relevant, especially with an increase in the number of manufacturers.
There are several basic options for raw materials: paraffin, natural wax of various grades, and stearin (solid fatty acid). For a long time, there was a myth that paraffin candles are harmful to health. It was refuted by The National Candle Association (NCA) proving that high-quality paraffin, as well as natural wax and stearin, does not emit harmful substances when burned.
As we mentioned above, the first component to pay attention to is the quality of aroma therapy candles. Next, pay attention to the second (but not least important) criterion for choosing a suitable product – the scent. If you still have little experience in this matter, use the basic rules:
So, we move on to that long-awaited moment when the magic begins: the fire touches the wick, the candle begins to burn and you catch the first notes of the exciting aroma. The following rules will help you feel like a wizard managing subtle compositions:
First, trim the wick periodically, especially when the tip is already burned out. Ideally, you need to shorten the wick by ¼” before each ignition. This will protect not only the main scent but will also ensure your fire safety by preventing the flame from rising too high.
Secondly, store aroma candles in a place protected from direct sunlight, and be sure to cover them with lids to protect them from dust.
And thirdly, initially choose high-quality products that, from the first minute of burning, will be able to recreate the desired aroma and pay off with their magic after the first use.
For more tips read our previous blog on how to make scented candles last longer.