Most aroma candles contain a combination of natural and synthetic fragrances. These fragrance materials may be derived from essential oils or from synthetic aroma chemicals. A well-made candle will contain only fragrance materials approved for candle use; the addition of fragrance to a candle formulation should be carefully monitored to ensure that the candle will burn cleanly and properly.
Aroma candles have aromatherapy properties. They are designed for holistic therapeutic care - to ensure the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. Aromatherapy is a healing tool that people have been using for centuries to provide energy, relieve stress, increase focus, and fight pain. Aromas of essential oils are emitted to stimulate the senses. Some fragrances can even lower systolic blood pressure. Basically, scented candles are used not only for their pleasant scents but also for their ability to change our mood - to help us feel good.
A pleasant aroma in the room is one of the attributes of comfort, it will help you relax after hard work and sleep better.
Research has shown that aromatherapy can change or eliminate the negative emotions we experience in certain situations. According to the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, certain fragrances like meditation can cause changes in physiological responses as the smell has a complex connection with the brain. Odor has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and travel to the central nervous system. Through the olfactory system, scents have direct access to the limbic area of the brain, which is called the "emotional center of the brain." Our emotions and sense of smell are closely connected. So when you breathe in a scented candle, there is a very complex relationship between your sense of smell and your brain, a powerful relationship that can improve your health and mood.
The most important thing is to choose the right perfume. These fragrance materials may be derived from essential oils or from synthetic aroma chemicals. A well-made candle will contain only fragrance materials approved for candle use; the addition of fragrance to a candle formulation should be carefully monitored to ensure that the candle will burn cleanly and properly.
Fragrance is like music: it has three sets of notes to create one harmonious accord, and each note may contain a symphony of scents. Fragrances are created by balancing the right combination of top, middle and base notes:
Top notes, also called head notes, are typically 15-25% of the fragrance; these are what you smell first and they tend to evaporate quicker than the other notes.
Middle notes, also called heart notes, are typically 30-40% of the fragrance and make up the body of the fragrance; they are what you smell after the top notes have faded.
Base notes give a fragrance its “staying power” and are typically 40-55% of the fragrance: without base notes, the fragrance would evaporate quickly and wouldn’t provide ample scent throw.
The use of candles does not depend on the time of day. Why not wrap yourself up in a blanket on a frosty day and watch the snow fall and enjoy the warming and pleasant scent and the flickering of a candle? To relieve tension after a hard day, the aroma of lemon balm, patchouli, and lavender is perfect. Grapefruit, rosemary, or eucalyptus are just right for good health and activation of vital functions.
At wedding ceremonies, it has become very fashionable to light aroma candles, according to the theme of the celebration. For example, if the wedding has a winter fairy tale theme, the coniferous aroma will be the best option. If the wedding theme includes a national flavor, then the aroma of the corresponding spices will be used.
There are no restrictions on the use of candles in different rooms. But there is one very important nuance regarding the dining areas and places where food is served. Floral and musky combinations of smells have a very bad effect on appetite. Therefore, only "delicious" aromas of lemon, spices, and fruits have the right to hover around the dining table.
Scented candles for the home are not just a part of a sophisticated interior. They have a special mission to create comfort and warmth in the family nest. They say that the atmosphere is special, incomparable to anything in a house where candles are always burned.